Are you back in the Netherlands after an exchange abroad? We hope you had a great time! Read here what you need to do and know to finish your exchange well.
Scholarship processing and credits earned
Depending on your situation, you still need to deal with some (administrative) matters. For example, the settlement of your scholarship. Or crediting the marks you obtained abroad. You will receive information about this from your faculty or programme via e-mail. Keep in mind that deadlines apply to certain matters.
Share your experiences with other students
By sharing your experience, you help other students prepare better for their exchange. You can do this in the following ways:
- Attend Radboud Go Abroad Week and share how you handled your study abroad experience with students who are still getting their bearings.
- During the pre-departure meeting, give final tips to students about to leave.
- Share your experiences online with other students orientating for a study abroad stay.
Become a RIS mentor or ESN member
Contribute your enthusiasm about your exchange period to Radboud International Students (RIS). RIS is the umbrella international student association of Radboud University, run by and for students. As a RIS mentor, you will help international students in Nijmegen to have an unforgettable stay. Sign up!
You can also join ESN Nijmegen. This international student association brings together students who are internationally oriented, both Dutch and foreign.
Go on another exchange
Within the Erasmus+ programme, you may go abroad for a maximum of twelve months during each phase of your studies (bachelor, master and PhD). This period does not have to be consecutive. Even in the year after your graduation, you can still apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship for an internship abroad. It is important to start the application while you are still enrolled as a student. Want to know more? Contact your faculty's International Office. Or find the right scholarship if you want to go on another exchange.
Several alumni networks are open to those who have been on exchange abroad.
- GaragERASMUS is a professional network of the Erasmus Generation, aiming to support and promote a more integrated Europe. The network offers an online community and volunteering opportunities.
- Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance (ESAA) focuses on strengthening cooperation between students and alumni, by organising various activities on networking, professional development and interculturalism.
- Organisation for Cooperation, Exchange and Networking: Student & Alumni (OCEANS) is a network for those who have been on an exchange outside Europe. This network organises networking events and activities to develop your professional skills. OCEANS also offers funding opportunities to set up your own project.
- ESN's ErasmusIntern.org offers internships, volunteering and work experience placements throughout Europe.