New International Students
Hey there, new Actuarial Science, Econometrics or Operations Research (short AEO) student!
We are the International Student Committee (ISC) of the study association of all AEO students, called the VSAE. What does that mean? In the Netherlands almost every student joins a study association matching their field of study. The VSAE is an association supporting all AEO students in their academic as well as social life at the UvA. It organizes both career oriented as well as purely social events and trips, sponsored by some of the biggest companies in the Netherlands. We, the ISC, are there to help out all international (and Dutch!) AEO students and offer any other kind of support.
We organise several events throughout the year ourselves and are represented at most other VSAE events. We all have gone through the difficulties every international AEO student may experience during their time in Amsterdam, so believe us when we say: we can answer all of your questions.
Another thing to believe us is that you should definitely join the VSAE, it is worth it, promise! This will allow you to attend some of the most fun events of your university life and to broaden your friendship circles. Registration is only one time €20 and is already outweighed by all the free beer you will get throughout the year and not to forget the book discount ;)
The first and most crucial event of the year takes place at the end of August and is the VSAE Introduction Days. Have a look at https://vsae.nl/en/students/study/introduction-days and make sure you do not miss this.
If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to contact one of us (Alex, Hartono, Justin, Kawtar, Ilinca, Donna and Stine) via our facebook page VSAE International Students or our e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now have fun scrolling through our photos below giving you a snapshot of what it means to be a member of the VSAE. Also have a look at the rest of our website providing you with many useful information about life as an AEO student at the UVA.