In the third and fourth year of the study programme, students of International Business are to take part in an internship. You will work on a practical assignment (in Year 3) and on a practical assignment and research project (in Year 4 under the supervision of the company or organisation concerned, as well as an International Business staff member. These assignments and/or research projects, which require a strong theoretical basis, need an international dimension.
The work placement in Year 3 will take 20 weeks and in Year 4, 18 weeks, in the period of mid-February -end of June. The internship in the third year will always take place abroad, the one in the fourth year can take place abroad or at an international company or institution in The Netherlands.
In their third year of studies, all students of International Business can participate in an international study exchange at one of our many partner universities abroad. This study abroad semester greatly contributes to the international orientation that our graduates develop.
In order to enable you to take part in these exchanges, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences has signed many bilateral agreements with partner universities in the European Union and Turkey. Zuyd also participates in the Magellan Exchange programme, a consortium of EU and US/Mexican universities. As a result of these agreements, students can study abroad without paying extra tuition fees to the foreign university. Classes are chosen by the students and approved by the head of the department (on the basis of a learning agreement). Credits obtained abroad are recognized and transferred to the International Business programme. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) guarantees a smooth transfer process.