VUUR works with the PvdUS on projects within internationalization. Utrecht University strives to become more international. We believe it is important that every student gets the opportunity to gain international experience. Because of this, we are in the process of organizing an International Student Week: a week aimed at stimulating UU students to go on exchange. Currently, information about exchange options are only given at a departmental level, in October. Because of this, students have very little time to think about an exchange, as the deadline for the application is the first of December. We would like to have an orientation week before summer, to allow students enough time to consider and prepare their exchange application.
Another project within internationalization is making Babel language courses more affordable. We are looking into the possibility of giving students that will go on an exchange a coupon. We believe this will enable students to get the most out of their international experience.