Grow internationally with Handelsmissie (Trade Mission)

You’re a motivated and enterprising VUB student, who isn’t scared to take a leap into the unknown. You’d like to sharpen your intercultural skills in the context of international business. In that case, the Handelsmissie (Trade Mission) is definitely for you.

Handelsmissie (Trade Mission)

In the Handelsmissie, VUB students represent a company or organisation abroad. As a student, it’s up to you to convince the company to finance your trip to carry out the assignment. A real challenge! But you’ll increase your chances of success through the intercultural skills you’ll learn in the preparation of the project.

You’ll also need these entrepreneurial skills in the second challenge of the project, when you begin your mission and have to successfully carry it out. As well as working on entrepreneurial and intercultural skills, you’ll carry out market research and interact with business partners from other countries. An unbeatable learning experience!

Handelsmissie needs you!

International trade is very important; it increases prosperity and contributes to sustainability. Want to get international work experience and play your part? Ready to learn all the tricks of the trade in a variety of team workshops? All while developing practical and intercultural skills? Get in touch now via the banner!

Couldn’t go abroad with Erasmus? Got the urge to discover other cultures and develop yourself into a real world citizen? Want to dive in at the deep end with a unique project that’s offered by just two universities in the whole of Europe? Then register now for the Handelsmissie.

You have:

  • Commitment
  • Motivation
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Leadership qualities
  • Good academic results
  • Team player mentality
  • Language skills

What's in it for you?

  • Invaluable knowledge
  • Workshops
  • Intercultural and entrepreneurial skills
  • An active contribution to the Belgian and Flemish economy
  • An unforgettable international experience (for your CV, too)
  • A new group of friends for life!