These are outtakes of some stories that have emerged from our project. Read them, get inspired and come and create your own stories with us!
Within IW-CO over 25 countries and universities are involved from all around the world, everyone with the same goal and purpose; to support intercultural relations, to strengthen transnational co-operations and to create opportunities for long-term associations between students from different parts of the world.
LIW is a unique project since it gives just 1-2 top students per participating country the opportunity to visit Lund and the booming Öresund Region every year. In the same way 1-2 top students from Lund is given the opportunity to go to the other countries’ weeks to experience their culture and business society. The different international weeks around the world are financed by corporations, grants and other donations; the only thing the student has to pay for is the flight ticket. This is an essential part of the project, the financial perspective shouldn’t be an obstacle; everyone no matter their economic situation should be given an opportunity to experience another culture in this unique way.
The planning and preparations for the next LIW in April 2016 is extensive and is going on for approximately 6 months. The week will consist of company visits, seminars, workshops and collaboration exercises to enable interaction and cultural exchanges between the visiting students. Another important feature of the week is the “Taste of Sweden” part, where the international students will experience Swedish food, culture and excursions with the aim to raise notice of what Sweden has to offer.
The project is based on four pillars: culture, commerce, relations and friendship. To be able to give the visiting students a sight of Sweden through the eyes of a Swede and to gain valuable contacts and great friends, they stay with a Swedish student during the week. The international week concept gives students from all over the world an opportunity to experience a new country, a new culture and a new business society in an exceptional and unique way.
Lund International Week
The School of Economics and Management at Lund University organizes a yearly international week to foster the university’s relationship with other partner universities all over the world.
Every year Lund University invites carefully selected business students from foreign universities to visit Lund. The students will get the opportunity to experience the life of a student at one of Sweden’s top universities for one week. This week will also give the students a taste of the employment prospects available in our greatly entrepreneurial region. Hence it is a great chance for both students and companies to start a long-term relationship.
What happens during the Lund International Week?
During this week both international and Swedish students will participate in a number of activities. There will be visits to characteristic Swedish companies and organizations to give an insight into local trade and industry. There will be sightseeing and social events to get to know the city itself and the Swedish culture. Dinners and parties will be arranged, giving the opportunity to mingle with other students and make reality the well-known legend of Lund’s student life. This will be an unforgettable week!
What is the goal with Lund International Week?
The goal for LIW is to offer an inspiring week full of activities, marketing Lund and Sweden for international students. We want LIW to encourage international students to study or work here and also create a good reputation worldwide for our university, culture, industry and city as a whole. The purpose is also to develop a fruitful network, which promotes exchange between Lund University Business School and our international partner Universities. This week gives both companies and students a golden opportunity to build long-term relationships over the borders.
This summer, join students from top universities across the world and explore the beautiful capital of Croatia, Zagreb. We are proud to present International Week Zagreb. The week will take place between 1st – 8th of July 2017.
Besides visiting interesting and innovative companies, Zagreb is a beautiful and vibrant city. Its rich culture and extraordinary night life will guarantee your week in Zagreb to be nothing short of epic. The Croatian lifestyle consists of endless coffee breaks, laid-back attitude, unique food and endless cycle of social activities.
The IW organizing team is preparing countless activities, such as a trip to the Croatian seaside, an international dinner in a cottage surrounded by mountains and so much more. Get ready for an unforgettable experience with lovely people all around the world.
Are you interested? We hope you are. Please attach personal letter and CV to application. Last day to apply for International Week Zagreb is on the 28th of March.
For more questions about our committee and general rules for travel, flight tickets etc. Visit our committee page on Lundaekonomerna or contact our Head of Marketing: [marketing.liw@lundaekonomerna].
Good Luck with your application! Remember, life is a collection of memories. LIW is simply your photographer.
Application process, when applying for other weeks
We regularly present other schools International Weeks and every member of LundaEkonomerna can apply, no matter where you are from. Apply to one of our presented IW:s by following this process!
Follow this step by step guide on how to apply for our weeks:
Send your CV and a letter of motivation (usually about 250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the letter of motivation you have to explain why you would be a great representative of LundaEkonomerna, your interest in the host country and if you have any previous experiences from the country.
After each deadline, you get an answer if you have been nominated as a representative of LundaEkonomerna to the International Week. The application is then forwarded to the host University, including the justification of LundaEkonomerna. Note that you cannot apply to the International Week yourself via their webpage. You have to be chosen by LundaEkonomerna to be able to participate.
If you haven been chosen, congratulations! You are in for an amazing experience 🙂
– The host University announces to LundaEkonomerna and the nominated person if the person has been accepted to the International Week or not. Sometimes more than just one representative has to possibilty to go, depending on availability.
– If you have been accepted, the time has come to plan your trip and book a flight or train ticket to your destination from Lund. As a member of LundaEkonomerna, your only expenditure is the tickets back and forth to the host country from Lund. LundaEkonomerna pay 20% of the ticket price, but with a maximum of 1000 SEK. Other expenses, such as housing, food and entrance fees is financed by the organizing University.
– Do not miss this unique opportunity to explore new exciting places, cities, countries ande cultures and at the same time get to know students from all over the world!
A word from the Project leader
Oskar Ovrin is the Project Leader of Lund International Week 2018. Together with the committee he wants to spread the word about the International Week-concept and what opportunities all LundaEkonomer have to experience the world. Lund International Week and LundaEkonomerna give the members of the union the opportunity to go abroad, create their own global network and experience the beauty of discovering new places.See available positions
How international are you?
I participated in my first international, and cultural, exchange during the summer I turned 14. I had the opportunity to live with a family in Colorado for two weeks and truly experience what it was to live in another country. Their son then came to live with me in Sweden and experience our country for another two weeks. There was something so special about this exchange, how we got a completely new insight in how another culture works in just two weeks. This sparked something inside of me – I wanted more. I wanted to see more parts of the world and how they functioned. As such I participated in a year-long exchange during my High School years and continued to be active in CISV, an organization that arranges summer villages for children all over the world. Since then, I’ve travelled the world more times than I can count and was an active member of LIW’17. But I am determined to make LIW’18 even better!
Why should you get involved with LIW?
LIW’17 was one of the most succesful IW’s ever arranged. People from all over the world came to Lund and got to experience a fantastic week packed with various social activities, company visits and even a trip to another country! It’s safe to say that we arranged an unforgettable week for everyone involved, not only the participants. I want to make next year’s LIW even more successful with more activities internally in committee, be seen more externally towards other LundaEkonomer and finally share the message about what opportunities all members of the union have to experience the world from a new perspective – the IW perspective.
So please, join me in the journey of creating & arranging a magical week in the spring-time of Lund. As such, I invite every LundaEkonom into becoming a part of the LIW’18 family!
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with our committee members!
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Head Coordinator of Corporate Relations
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