Internships / field assignment updates 2021-2022

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March 1, 2021

Corona provisio (please read this carefully):

The Minor Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Developments includes a three months field assignment abroad in selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Coming academic year these field assignments will take place from 8 November 2021 until 28 January 2022. Given the current Corona pandemic we have to make a reservation on whether these field assignments can take place on location. Currently, travel restrictions, quarantines and lock-downs are still issued and imposed across the globe. 

Our own government and the governments of the countries where our field assignments are conducted - Kenya, Uganda, India, Surinam and South Africa – have closed their borders and issued a partly or complete lock-down.  Also the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus universities currently forbid students and staff to travel abroad. We cannot predict what the (global) situation regarding Corona will be when the Minor starts in September. 

With this provision we inform you that the programme of this minor, in particular the field assignment abroad, may be subject to change. This situation would therefore not allow for field assignments in the minor to be conducted in these countries. We cannot predict how long this situation will last, but students should be aware that there is a substantial chance that field assignments will not be conducted abroad. 

Previous academic year all field assignments / internships were hold in the Netherlands / remotely.  Also for this academic year we have started preparations to develop an alternative trajectory that allow enrolled students to do the field assignments in the Netherlands in case field assignments abroad cannot take place.

For those who are interested in the activities and learning process of participating in a remote field assignment in times of covid-19, please read our Student Project e-zine with all the 10 projects from last year. 

Read the student project e-zine