Open Up 2024

Intro program: International Social Work

The funnest start to International Social Work is approaching. The introduction! The introduction for International Social Work starts on August 26th. A fun couple of days when you find out everything about your program, fellow students and HAN. Will you be joining in?

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What are you going to do? 

Intro Program International Social Work

The introduction program for the International Social Work course starts on Monday, August 26th, and runs until Friday, August 30th. The activities of the introduction are not mandatory, but they do provide a fantastic start to your study. Will you be there? The overview below gives an idea of the provisional program. This is subject to change at this time. Some details may still change. PS: Also sign up if you can't be present all days! Please indicate this in the comments section.

More information

  • Sign up now!

    Don't want to miss anything and participating in the entire International Social Work intro program? Sign up here for the intro. Once you’ve paid, you're registered.

    Not joining the International Social Work intro but still want to attend the free Open Up Festival in Nijmegen or the Open Up Sunrise Festival in Arnhem? No problem! You don't need to register for these. As a new student, you can pick up a 2024 Open Up wristband in the Open Up Area on the HAN campus or at the festival entrance.

  • Cost

    The cost for the entire International Social Work intro program is €125. This covers all activities, lunch, and dinner as described in the program.

    Are you only coming to the Open Up Festival or Open Up Sunrise Festival? That’s free for all new HAN students. Pick up your access pass (Open Up wristband 2024) in the Open Up Area or at the festival entrance.

  • Questions

    Questions about the Social Work intro? You can contact the International Social Work intro committee at During the summer vacation from July 12 to August 18, we are available on a limited basis. Our email is checked twice a week.
    For general questions about the intro or your enrollment, you can contact ASK HAN.

  • Sleeping Arrangements

    During the introduction, you will sleep on campus. There will be a bed for you in a communal tent, but make sure to bring your own sleeping gear, such as a pillow and a sleeping bag.

  • Unsubscribe

    Can't participate in the International Social Work intro after all? Please cancel your participation with International Social Work by emailing



The Open Up Area is your base camp in the Introduction Week. For example, You can go here with questions about your program, or if you cannot find the building or room. It is the meeting place on the HAN campus with a cozy terrace and (live) music.

Make sure to stop by the Open Up Area to pick up your entrance ticket for the Open Up Sunrise Festival on Thursday.

ISA Activities

ISA is a student organization that hosts events for international students, such as workshops and parties. ISA aims to create an inclusive community where students from all nationalities can come together, using their experience and backgrounds to create unique events, and parties and learn new skills in the process, by empowering students to shape their own student experience. ISA also organizes an introduction program for all first-year students. These activities are not mandatory, but they are a lot of fun to attend. Everyone is welcome, you don't have to sign up and there are no costs involved.

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Check out photos, videos, and everything else you want to see about the International Social Work intro!

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How do I get to the HAN campus?

The HAN campus in Arnhem is easily accessible by bike, public transport and car. The campus is within cycling distance of Arnhem city center and you can easily walk to it from Arnhem-Presikhaaf railway station.

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General Terms and Conditions

We set some important house rules during the introduction week. For example about medical conditions and safety, but also about alcohol, drugs and smoking. If you participate in the Intro, then you agree with the general terms and conditions that we have drawn up for you.

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Don't you want to be photographed?

During the intro, pictures and videos will be made to show everybody how nice our intro is. Do you have objections? Tell the photographer or cameraman on the spot or mail to

before you start your study

Start information for international students
What should you keep in mind and what do you need?
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startinfo voor Nederlandse studenten
Ga jij als Nederlandse student deze Engelstalige opleiding volgen? Dan vind je al jouw startinfo op de opleidingspagina op - dat is de Nederlandstalige omgeving van de HAN. Daar hebben we alle startinfo voor je op een rijtje gezet: op welke dag start je met International Social Work, hoe weet je of je inschrijving definitief is en waar vind je de boekenlijst?