What is IWCO?
IWCO (International Week Coordinating Organization) is an organization which members are voluntary committed students from around the world. It holds a legal entity established in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is always striving for expansion. Its purpose is to create and support international exchange between students of international prestigious universities.
Every member (IW - International Week) organizes an annual local week full of activities that will help to dive into the culture and explore the country. Thanks to corporations with local student unions and external sponsors, the only financial expenses for participating students are their trips to the country itself. Each IW has to include events related to the 4 pillars of IWCO: Business, Culture, Academic and Social Exchange.
All the different IW's are coordinated and connected by the at the annual general meeting elected IWCO board:
Marketing ManagerMORE INFOMarketing Manager
The Marketing Manager’s duties include to strengthen the brand IWCO in all possible ways and to create marketing material for the organization. Furthermore, she updates and maintains the website and works closely with the Social Media Manager in regards of the public image of IWCO.
Network Development ManagerMORE INFONetwork Development Manager
The Network Development Manager carries out the important task of enlarging the IWCO network. She contacts new universities and/or student unions in order to establish new IWs and provides information to interested students from all over the world who would like to become part of IWCO.
Social Media ManagerMORE INFOSocial Media Manager
The Social Media Manager of IWCO creates posts and content for all existing social media profiles of IWCO. She is responsible for the entire public social media communication and therefore an important part of keeping the network and its alumni connected.
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Communications ManagerMORE INFOCommunications Manager
The Communications Manager is responsible for the internal and external communication of IWCO. She maintains and improves the connection of the network, collects feedback from IW organizers and participants and is responsible for supervising the organization of the annual International Week Alumni Weekend.
The President of IWCO supervises the processes and work of the IWCO Board as well as all IW Members. The main task is to ensure the wellbeing of IWCO in many aspects including recruiting, financing, strategic planning, sponsoring, improvement & development and marketing solutions - both globally and locally.
Fundraising Manager & TreasurerMORE INFOFundraising Manager & Treasurer
The Treasurer and Fundraising Manager is responsible for the financial procedures of the IWCO as well as stakeholder management regarding corporate partners.
VISION MISSION VALUES
We aim to provide a platform of academic, business-related, cultural and social exchange for business students from all around the world.
We want to raise awareness of cross-cultural understanding by encouraging students of our partner universities to join an International Week abroad.
We believe in mutual cross-cultural respect, diversity, inclusion and international collaboration among aspiring and ambitious students. To create the feeling of unity and tolerance is vital in our changing society.