Exchange program — Empowerment
The program starts 1 February 2025
Want to contribute to social change together with fellow students in an international classroom? Like to deepen your knowledge and skills in Social Work? And learn how to use creativity when working with people? The Empowerment exchange program gives you all that and more!
Work on a concrete design question
Work together with organizations who have a concrete desire for change in their field of work. Tackle the issue using Design Thinking and a project-based approach.
Use creativity in Social Work
Which creative medium will you choose? Sports and Experience, Language and Sound, Visual Storytelling or Drama and Dance? Each course combines theoretical background with practical application.
Work on your communication skills with actors
Actors will join your classroom to practice your communication skills. By using strengthening interviewing you'll learn about empowerment and how to work with people who want to change, but don't know how.
Study with classmates from around the world
The students in our program are socially committed and actively engaged in societal issues. The strong student community is welcoming for all.
Gain theoretical knowledge
Follow courses in 2 academic disciplines, where theory is directly linked to social work practice. Disciplines are: Sociology & Psychology or Philosophy & International Law.
Quick facts about the Empowerment exchange program
The concept of empowerment is central to this exchange program. In particular, a strength-oriented and connective approach. Throughout the semester, you develop your professional identity, based on acquired knowledge and skills. You work on social innovation by conducting a study based on the empowerment framework at micro, meso and macro level.
Why study in the Netherlands?
The Netherlands has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students is an international student. Why do so many international students come here? Because the Netherlands has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.
Discover the city of Nijmegen
The lovely university town of Nijmegen has a great atmosphere. Just wander through its beautiful old streets and you feel its rich history. Looking for a charming pub or restaurant, a bit of culture or a great night out? Nijmegen has all this and more. Keen on sport or nature? Nijmegen has loads of sports clubs and is surrounded by beautiful forests full of hiking and bicycle trails.
HAN Arnhem campusRuitenberglaan 26
6826 CC Arnhem
Got a question? First check our FAQ. Can't find the answer to your question there? Contact us at ASK HAN. We're happy to help!
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