FAQs

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What is an International Week?

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International Week is a short - term student exchange organized by International Week committee associated with one of 26 partner universities/student organizations. Each IW is based on four pillars: business, academic, cultural and social exchange.

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Where is International Week organized?

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International Week is organized in 26 locations worldwide. Each location is connected to local student organization (usually the city, where the university is based in). International Week organizing committee decides on the program of the local International Week. It can include short trips to other cities/regions of a country.

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Who can participate in an International Week?

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Only students within the IWCO network can participate in an International Week. Check if your university and student organization is organizing an International Week at your university. If so – you should be able to apply for an International Week. For more information look at the question below.

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How can I apply for an International Week?

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First step: check if your university and student organization is organizing an International Week at your university. If so – contact them regarding application procedure. If you are not a member of any student organization (or of a different organization) at the hosting university – contact hosting organization if they allow all students to participate an International Week.

If your university/organization is not part of International Week Coordinating Organization – unfortunately you can’t apply for an International Week. Only students within the IWCO network are allowed to benefit from it. In certain cases you can participate in International Week if the local organization allows to do so – for example if you are an exchange student in one of the hosting universities that allows expats to apply for an International Week abroad. To find out – contact local IW committee/student organization responsible for organizing.

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How to join the network as a Student Organization?

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Only student organizations or associations, supported by the universities, can be members of IWCO network. No private entities or students, who are not associated with any student organization, can join the network as an organizer.

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If you want to join the network – contact the Board of IWCO to acquire further information regarding the process.

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How many times is International Week organized per year?

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Each International Week is organized one time each year (exception to that is International Week Tokyo, which is organizer two times per year). To find out dates go to "International Weeks".

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What other IWCO events are organized?

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IWCO organizes two events under IWCO brand – IWCO Conference, which is a General Assembly of the organization and IWAW – International Week Alumni Weekend.

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What is IWCO Conference and how to participate in it?

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IWCO Conference (the IWCO General Assembly) is organized every year by the IWCO Board members. During that conference each International Week local committee has the right to send up to two representatives who will participate in General Assembly. During that event all IWCO members (local committees) debate over IWCO related topics, focus on the future development of the organization and discuss current issues of International Weeks. Each General Assembly ends with election of the new IWCO Board for the upcoming year.

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What is IWAW and how to participate in it?

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IWAW – International Week Alumni Weekend – is organized yearly, usually during summer. The purpose of this event is to give the possibility to reunite for all IW Alumnis and to create space for networking. If you are an IW Alumni (you have organized an International Week, hosted someone during International Week or participated in an International Week abroad) you can join IWAW. For further information follow your local International Week news feed or contact IWCO Communications&Alumni Manager - communications@iw-co.org.

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What is the structure of IWCO?

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IWCO – International Week Coordinating Organization – consist of 26 member local International Weeks committees and the IWCO Board (five positions: the President, the Marketing Manager, the Fundraising & Treasury Manager, the Communications & Alumni Manager, the Network Development Manager).

Furthermore – IWCO consists of International Week Alumnis – all individuals who have organized an International Week, hosted someone during International Week or participated in an International Week abroad.

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How to become an IWCO Board member?

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To become a board member the candidate must comply with the following requirements:

a. Participated in at least one IW.
b. Have experience in organizing an IW.
c. Be available and committed to the Board for the whole upcoming year.
d. Has not been in the Board for more than one year when applying.
e. Be present at the general assembly.

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Where can I find dates of International Week?

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Dates of International Weeks are published on "International Weeks" and by local organizing committees in social media of their choice.

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When does the International Week application period start?

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Each International Week is obligated to start application period 4 months prior to the date of the International Week.

The application period is about 1 month long.

For more information follow local organizing committees’ social media of their choice.

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How can I get more information?

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To get more information regarding International Week, International Week Coordinating Organization or any of events branded by IWCO – contact us here: communications@iw-co.org.