Sefa Study Trip 2014
Purpose of the trip
This year’s destination of the Sefa Study Trip is Madrid, Spain. The trip will take place from April 7th until April 13th 2014. During the trip, 30 International and Dutch Economics and Business students from the University of Amsterdam will visit multinational companies, universities and governmental institutions. They will broaden their horizon further by visiting Madrids’ cultural sights and exploring the dynamic nightlife.
With a varied program the students will obtain knowledge on how businesses operate in real-life and how the concepts studied at the university are applied. By the end of the trip students should be able to answer questions like: how are international companies dealing with the current economic situation? What kind of opportunities are there in Madrid? What can be done about the high unemployment rates? Visits to the universities in Madrid will further contribute to understanding the crisis. Lectures will be given by professors and discussions will be held with local students.
Previous Study Trips
Sefa organized the first Study Trip in April 2011, when 30 students visited Istanbul. During their stay, the students visited KPMG, AkzoNobel and Deniz Bank as well as two universities and the Dutch Consulate. During the second Study Trip in 2012, a new group visited Budapest and visited Unilever, Sanoma and K&H Bank as well as two universities and the Chamber of Commerce. The third Study Trip was in April 2013 to Athens, Greece. Grass Savoye Willis, Hewlet Packerd, ING, Interamerican, Unilever and Friesland Campina were paid interesting visits by our students.
All three trips were a success, as the students saw many different sides of Istanbul, Budapest and Athens and the companies there. In addition, students from different programmes shared their experiences and still keep in touch.
There will be two information meetings for the Sefa Study Trip. The first one will be Wednesday, January 22nd, at 17.00 hours. The second one will be on Monday, January 27th at 17.00 hours. If you are interested in the Sefa Study Trip, then we strongly recommend you to attend one of these meetings. The deadline for submitting the application is February 2nd. You can submit your application by sending a short motivation letter (max. 600 words) and your CV to email@example.com.