The internationalisation committee* was founded with the aim to diversify student life of Extra Muros members with new cultural experiences. We have organized a trip to the Textile museum, a trip to the GLOW festival in Eindhoven and organized an easter egg hunt. And we organized the new annual Extra Muros event “LAS Café”, where students meet professors for informal interview and discussion.
*previously this committee was known as the cultural committee
” I organized a lot of fun events for a wide range of people and got to know a lot of new, cool LAS students through it. It inspired me to apply for a board position!” (Cleo, 1st year student)
“We had a lot of fun preparing the events!” (Janine, 2nd year student)
“The sweet sweet committee that takes you to mosques, gets you presents for Sinterklaas and gets you to hang out with your professors.” (Marianne, head of committee, second year)
Liberal arts and Sciences is home to students from all walks of life, countries, and cultures. The internationalization committee aims to bring people together by celebrating and bringing awareness to all these different cultures. Be it by celebrating Thanksgiving, organizing a student teacher café or movie nights, Sinterklaas and Easter egg hunt there are a lot of possibilities to organize any event you would like. In a small committee, you will learn a lot about leadership, teamwork and of course culture as you are challenged with organizing events that will be enjoyed by the whole Liberal Arts and Science community.
Why should I join a committee?
You are a curious, motivated person and want to be inspired and inspire others? Do you want to get to know your fellow LAS students from all years and majors better and see your work in the committees grow fast? Committees in EM are your chance to not only have fun with other students and to share your skills and ideas – They are also a space where you can gain new skills, ideas, friends and contacts. EM needs you being active in the committees since they are the backbone of EM and basically EM consists out of it.
How can I join a committee?
You can apply for a committee on the homepage. Then we will check your application and tell you about the result as soon as the application process is closed.
How much time will it take for me to be part of a committee?
This does really depend on the type of the committee. While the Study Trip is most work during the days of the trip, Meet the World is a constant but much less intense workflow. In general a committee may take from a few hours a month to full days of a week (e.g. the Study Trip). Don’t be scared that it may be too much work: Your study always comes first and there is a lot of understanding for any other reasons of not being able to participate in certain times. Yet: the more you put in the committee, the more you can get out of it 😉
I am not sure if I have enough time for a committee...
Don’t be scared that it may be too much work: Your study always comes first and there is a lot of understanding for any other reasons of not being able to participate in certain times. Yet: the more you put in the committee, the more you can get out of it 😉
What is a head of committee?
A head of committee is the most important person in the committee, even though he or she is not the totalitarian leader who can decide everything on his own. Being head of committee brings many advantages: You are deepest involved in the work and can feel connected to all parts of the committee. Furthermore, you can gain many skills in group work/cooperating and use that gained experience for your later life. If you want to become head of committee you should be able to motivate your fellow committee members, structure and organize the workflow and events, have an open ear for ideas of your committee and it is favorable to be a kind of familiar with the committee you apply for.