What does the program entail?

The program offers:

  • a direct entrance into the academic San Francisco Hub.
  • a tailored program 
  • the ability to extend the academic network
  • logistical support
  • a partial refund of the expenses made

Hosting and visiting

The exchange program may consist out of a period of hosting and visiting. During hosting, the ‘host’ will be responsible for the development of a program for the ‘visitor’ to engage in. The exchange program will not consist out of a pre-assembled program, but rather offer the host and the traveller the freedom to compose a program based on the mutual expectation, predefined learning goals and anticipated outcome and funding opportunities. The participant,  together with his or her counterpart will decide on the best traveling dates. During the visiting period senior academics from aforementioned Dutch academic institutions will visit the San Francisco Bay areas for a by the participants predefined time period.


Likewise to the hosting period, the participant together with his or her counterpart will decide on the best traveling dates to visit and compose a program based on the mutual expectation, predefined learning goals and anticipated outcome and output.

Duration

The  academic  will spend a period of two till eight weeks in the San Francisco Bay area where he/she will be in contact with one or more potential collaboration partners from associated academic centres and others. To ensure a warm welcome and fruitful visit, the participant will have laid contacts prior to the visit. Several meetings will have been arranged well in advance.

 

For practical reasons, arrangements with respect to duration and focus of the visit will be concluded prior to the trip. A predefined travel plan will be drafted together with the approached counterparts, to ensure compatible agenda’s and a productive visit. The project assistant can facilitate in the formation of the program and inform on other activities organizes, such as symposia and conferences.  

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