International Business

Dear very soon to be International Business student, welcome!

We are tremendously happy to welcome you to our programme International Business (IB) at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, starting August 31st 2020! For a smooth start of the year, please make sure you finalise your enrolment via Studielink entirely a.s.a.p. If you are in need of any assistance, please contact our Student Info desk via phone +31 (0)58 244 1155 or email  Their opening hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 16:30 p.m. and during weeks 30 – 32 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CET.


A burning question for many will most probably be how we will be providing our education. We will start online and we will continue to provide our education online, until further notice. However, as of latest October we will also start offering some classes at our campus in Leeuwarden. Therefore, if you can travel, we wholeheartedly invite you to start your student life here with us in Leeuwarden!

Study Start Days and start of module 1 (August 31st – September 4th, 2020)

You may have been previously informed that our Study Start Week (SSW) was to take place during the last week of August. Due to the current restrictions and circumstances however, NHL Stenden has recently decided to combine the SSW activities with the first educational week. Please find the programme and information for our online Study Start Days, starting August 31st, 2020 on this webpage.



Monday 31/8/2020

Starting time End time Activity Description Location
10:00 10:30 Online walk-in Entering the Blackboard Collaborate environment through received link. Blackboard Collaborate
10:30 12:00 Welcoming, introduction team & student committees New students are welcomed, teachers and student committees introduce themselves. Blackboard Collaborate
13:30 14:40

Meet your class

– chats & games –

All first year’s meet up with their coach and buddies in their own Blackboard collaborate ‘class room’ for introductions, chats and games Blackboard Collaborate
16:00 18:00

Pub quiz in

buddy groups!

Student buddy groups in a battle of wits! J The top three groups will be awarded a prize. Blackboard Collaborate & MS Teams per buddy group
End of programme


Tuesday 1/9/2020

Starting time End time Activity Description Location
10:30 11:10

Start-up with

buddy group

Starting up the day together in your buddy groups Blackboard Collaborate
11:00 12:30



& online collaboration

” with Q&A

Lecture on ‘Intercultural and online collaboration’ by Peter de Boer with room for questions and answers! Blackboard Collaborate
14:00 15:30

Class room


A creative class room,
group battle.
Blackboard Collaborate
16:00 17:30

Virtual city tour

of Leeuwarden

Get to know and see Leeuwarden from home. Online environment provided by tour guide
End of programme



Here you can find the IB literature list. To order your IB study books please go to Studystore and choose:

  • NHL Stenden Hogeschool;
    • Leeuwarden;
      • 2020-2021, International Business (IB);
        • IB year 1.

Studystore is the selected supplier of NHL Stenden and provides all students with a 10% discount on their study books. Nevertheless, you are of course also allowed to purchase your books elsewhere.

Study Start Days and start of module 1 (August 31st – September 4th, 2020)

The IB Study Start Days are held on August 31st, 2020 and September 1st, 2020. During the first two days, we will focus mainly on introducing you to our programme and especially to your fellow students, by also doing fun online activities together and you will of course meet your class directly at the beginning of the week! The second part of the week will focus on kicking off the first module. You will receive the schedule of the second part of the week during the Study Start Days. The entire week forms the official start to our programme.

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IB Study Start Days organisation team and contact details

Anna Zentar (coach & process coordinator):

Rutger de Jong (coach & lecturer):

Daisy Wu (student organisation):