Global Connection Programme

We would like to introduce you to the Global Connection Programme! A programme that facilitates skill training and connection between international and Dutch students at the AUAS, helping you to make the most of your time at our university of applied sciences. Ready to connect?

What is the Global Connection Programme?

The Global Connection Programme is an international extracurricular programme which will allow you to meet new people, get to know new cultures, reflect on your own and mostly a programme that allows you to have fun in an international context. During three or four high-impact workshops you will grow as a person and a professional, becoming a better communicator and connector. You will learn how to thrive in an international setting, whether it is abroad or in an international context closer to home, such as a multicultural classroom or workplace.

About the Global Connection Programme
What? A programme with a minimum of 3-4 high-impact workshops plus optional leisure activities
When? We will start on the 7th of March 2024. The specific workshop dates will be announced later. Workshop days vary between Wednesday and Thursday evenings. All workshops will always take place between 5-8pm. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Where? AUAS Wibaut Building

Who can join?

  • International students who just started at AUAS
  • Current AUAS students who are interested in meeting people in an international context (international or Dutch students)
What are the costs? None, this programme is free of charge

Learning objectives

During the programme, you will acquire:

  • Insight in the challenges of studying, living and working in an international field and how you can master it or prepare for it.
  • New skills as a professional communicator/connector gained during workshops on intercultural communication, storytelling and networking skills.
  • A broader international network thanks to the new friends you’ve made in the programme!

How does it work?

The only thing that we ask is to show commitment and show up. We put time and effort into providing this programme. Joining the programme is entirely free. Just make sure to sign up on time!

Can exchange students participate from abroad?

At the moment we only offer the programme on site.

What do we expect of you?

You should be committed to the programme. Spread across the semester you will spend approximately 15 hours in total following the workshops and we will give you two assignments which you need to complete.

Apply today!

Sign up now for the first semester of the Global Connection Programme (March – June 2024) below. The application deadline is 29 February 2024. If you have any questions please contact us at

Published by  Student Affairs 19 February 2024