Lund International Week

Lund International Week (LIW) is merely one project in a global union of similar projects that are all a part of the International Week Coordinating Organization (IW-CO).

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.

What is Lund International Week?

Every year Lund University invites carefully selected business students from foreign universities to visit Lund and experience the student life 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. The purpose is also to develop a fruitful network, which promotes exchange between Lund University and our international partner Universities.

What happens during Lund International Week?

– Activities with both international and swedish students

– Visits to characteristic Swedish companies and organizations

– Sightseeing

– Social events to get to know the Swedish culture



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.

International Week network called IWCO consists of 26 member organizations – International Weeks (IW). Each IW is organized by the local students and hosts from member student unions. During the IW there are many opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information amongst the international participants.

Every IW is based on 4 pillars: business, culture, academic, social exchange. Each scope covers various activities that take place during International Week and which participants have the opportunity to experience.

Although each week is flavored by the local culture, other nations are conveyed through activities such as the International Dinner in which each participant prepares a traditional dish from their country and presents it with a personal story. Through this a real exchange takes place.

The social potential of the IWs is great and many friendships, important connections and social networks are created through these weeks.

Here is an overview of all the International Weeks coming up so you can start planning ahead!



Applications are NOW CLOSED

Deadline: 14th February 2019




Applications are NOW CLOSED

Deadline: 5th February 2019




Applications are NOW CLOSED

Deadline: 5th February 2019




Applications are NOW CLOSED

Deadline: 25th January 2019



12.04. – 19.04.2019

Applications are NOW CLOSED

Deadline: 6th January 2019



17.03. – 28.03.2019

Ho Chi Minh City

Applications are NOW CLOSED

Deadline: 27th December 2018



05.04. – 14.04.2019

St. Gallen

Applications are NOW CLOSED

Deadline: 27th December 2018



17.02. – 24.02.2019


Applications are NOW CLOSED

Deadline: 12th December 2018



10.02. – 24.02.2019

Keio University

Applications are CLOSED



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!

Step 1

Click the link to apply!

Attach your CV and letter of motivation (usually about 250 words). 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.

Step 2

After the deadline, you will 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.

Step 3

If you have been chosen by the host university, congratulations, you are in for an amazing experience!


If you have any questions, contact:


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!

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A word from the Project leader

Anton Jernå is the Project Leader of Lund International Week 2019.
Together with his amazing committee he wants revamp the week and make it the best Lund International Week the union has ever seen.

See available positions

Why did you get involved with LIW?
Cultural and educational exchange has always been a significant part of my life. When I was 17 years old I took a major decision and moved across the Atlantic to experience a yearlong exchange as an American high school student. Getting to live in another country and interact and learn from students with completely different backgrounds is an invaluable experience which I’ve taken with me ever since. After my high school years, I’ve kept on traveling and a few years ago I moved to France so when I saw the opportunity to give our students in LundaEkonomerna an opportunity to experience and share my love for traveling and cultural exchange, I knew that LIW’19 was a project I just had to be involved with.

What’s different about LIW’19 compared to previous LIW’s?
This year the focus is on you guys, LundaEkonomerna! I feel that we haven’t exploited the tremendous upsides that this project can give to us LundaEkonomer. We are going to work hard to promote all the other IW’s around the world to make sure that more students are aware about the amazing opportunities there is to travel and meet other students from universities such as St. Gallen in Switzerland or Keio University in Tokyo. But most importantly we are going to revamp the host programme. To make sure we give our own students as great of a week as possible and make them benefit from LIW ’19 as well. In order to make all of this happened we have implemented a new role in the committee with the task of taking care of you, the LundaEkonomer.

So do not hesitate! Come join us, be a part as a host during LIW’19 or go on the trip of your lifetime!

committee members

You are always welcome to get in contact
with our committee members!

Anton Jernå
Project Leader - Collegial

+46-70 697 70 21

Carl Ericson
Corporate Relations Coordinator


Isabella Nordström
Corporate Relations Coordinator


Daria Gîrju
Marketing Coordinator


Sara Sandström
Marketing Coordinator


Olivia Bladh
Event Coordinator


Harmke Lüken
Event Coordinator


Berglind Adolfsdóttir
Student Relations Coordinator