Program WinterAID

Monday 12 February

10:30 - 12:00 Bike Sale

Forum, Droevendaalsesteeg 2

When you are in the Netherlands, a bike is one of the essentials to have! With the start of the WinterAID, an opportunity is provided to buy a second hand bike. You can also rent bikes from IxESN Wageningen.

11:30 - 12:15 Registrations

Orion, Bronland 1

The first part of the WinterAID: the registrations. Here you receive your wrist band, program booklet and gadget. If you have not paid for the WinterAID yet, you have to pay cash at the registration desk. Afterwords you will meet your buddy group in the assigned rooms in Orion. 

The rooms are:

Group 1, 2 & 3 : C3015
Group 4, 5 & 6: C3016
Group 7, 8 & 9: C3020
Group 10, 11 & 12: C3034
Group 13, 14,15: C3040
Group 16, 17, 18 & 19: C3042

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

Orion, Bronland 1

During lunch, you can also think about your groups’ choice for the Menu of Choice. The registration for the Menu of Choice will be this evening during dinner. The lunch will take place in student cafe the Spot, in Orion.

13:15 - 13:30 Opening WinterAID

Orion, Bronland 1

Prof. dr ir  A. K. Bregt, Dean of Education of Wageningen University will officially welcome you in Orion room C1005 + C1040.

13:30 - 18:00 MSc Study Afternoon

Forum, Droevendaalsesteeg 2

Get to know more about your study programme, the program team (incl. the study advisor), the study association and Wageningen education in general. All students and staff are very proud of what they have to offer you! It might be different from what you are used to in your prior education. The study afternoon is also an opportunity to get to know all your fellow new students!

13:30 - 18:00 Introduction to Wageningen Exchange & Of the Road Campus Tour

Forum, Droevendaalsesteeg 2

Welcome at Team Exchange. You are invited to take part in the Off Road Campus Tour under the guidance of the exchange coordinators. Start discovering the beautiful surroundings of Wageningen and some of the Wageningen UR facilities.  

18:30 - 20:30 Welcome to Wageningen dinner

Orion, Bronland 1

In the Wageningen Campus student café The Spot, in Orion, a welcome dinner is offered. In a cosy atmosphere you can try different dishes: they are prepared for you by OSP catering! During dinner, you can register for the Menu of Choice

20:30 - 22:30 Pub Quiz

Orion, Bronland 1

IxESN will organize a pubquiz during the Winter-AID, in student cafe the Spot in Orion. Show your knowledge together with your buddy group in the different question rounds and become the smartest group of the Winter AID!

22:30 After drink

City Centre, Markt

In case you would like to think this first day of the Winter AID over, your buddies could join you to have a drink in one of the pubs in the city centre.

Tuesday 13 February

10:30 - 13:00 WinterAID City Tour

IxESN, Stadsbrink

Get to know the city of Wageningen during a lovely walk around town! It will show you important spots of Wageningen and Dutch culture and also provides you the chance to try some typical Dutch snacks . We will start at the IxESN office!

13:30 - 17:30 Workshop: “Wageningen Classroom”

Orion, Bronland 1

The opening of Wageningen Classroom will be in Orion C1040+C1005.

During this workshop you will get introduced to the Wageningen Classroom. We will tell you how things are organized in the Classroom and do’s and don’ts. We will give you some insides in the international character of the Wageningen University. How can you benefit most from sharing a big part of your life with people from so many different nationalities? We have some short presentations by our staff, some personal stories of current students and a group assignment with small prizes. During this activity we will try to prepare you to the max for a smooth start at the Wageningen University.

18:00 - 19:30 Dinner

Orion, Bronland 1

After the workshop, you can enjoy a meal in Orion. To discuss this afternoon’s experience and to gather energy for tonight’s workshops! Come to student cafe the Spot!

20:00 - 22:00 Workshop ISOW

Orion, Bronland 1

ISOW organizes various courses like dances, languages, art, guitar, as well as excursions, dinners, cultural events and many more! Come to meet the ISOW family, drink a cup of hot chocolate and experience short workshops led by our amazing teachers. Come to the Spot in Orion to enjoy all this!

Wednesday 14 February

12:30 - 13:30 Brunch at the buddies place

Prepare a brunch together with your buddy group.

14:00 - 17:15 Crazy 66

Campus, Droevendaalsesteeg 2-4

Groups 1 to 9: 14.00 – 15.30 Groups 10 to 19: 15.45 – 17.15

Explore the campus of Wageningen UR with fun assignments. Complete as many assignments as possible while competing with the other buddy groups.

From 14:00 you can find in the AID-app where the challenges will take place. A photo or video of you competing a challenge can be uploaded in the app. The Crazy 66 app works per group, so everyone can enter the challenges at the same time.  

14:00 - 17:15 Interactive Workshop Studium Generale

Impulse, Stippeneng 2

Groups 1 to 9 15.45 – 17.15 Groups 10 to 19 14.00 – 15.30

Studium Generale (SG) invites you to IMPULSE for a brief, interactive workshop in a playful setting. You will get to know what SG can mean for you during your stay in Wageningen and discover the value of academic reflection. You will also find out what SG has to offer via the community of colleagues and peers who broaden their horizons each week in SG’s varied extracurricular programme which ranges from panel discussions to lectures and even theatre.

18:30 - 20:30 Menu of Choice

City Centre, Markt

Have a free dinner with your group at one of the restaurants in Wageningen. Choose a menu on the next page and register monday during the dinner. 

21:30 - 00:00 Pubcrawl

City Centre, Markt

Discover the nightlife and pubs of Wageningen with IxESN!

21:30 - 00:00 Board Games Night (@THUIS)

City Centre, Markt

Come join ISOW in a cosy and fun evening, at THUIS in the City Centre. Different board games will be available while enjoying beer and chips or cookies and tea! Besides, we have a great surprise for pancake lovers. 

Thursday 15 February

12:30 - 13:30 Sport Lunch

Sports Centre De Bongerd, Bornsesteeg 2

This morning you will start with a sports brunch with nice healthy food! To get energized for the Thymos sports afternoon.

13:30 - 17:00 Sports Afternoon

Sports Centre De Bongerd, Bornsesteeg 2

This afternoon you will have the opportunity to find out all about the wide variety of sports in Wageningen. You have the opportunity to ask all your questions about what kind of sports are offered and of course you will try some yourself like badminton, knotsball, basketball and bommen. The warming-up will start in sports hall 2 at 13:30. Next, there will be several rounds of different sports and clinics. You can get your schedule at the information stand just outside the canteen during the sports brunch. Don’t forget to bring indoor sport clothes, shoes and a towel!

19:30 - 22:00 Cultural evening

Orion, Bronland 1

During the cultural evening organized by ISOW, you will have the opportunity to meet people from different countries, taste food from all over the world, see amazing performances and experience a rich variety of different cultures. Listen to international music and experience an awesome international local band, which will also play this evening! We welcome you in the Spot in Orion.

22:00 - 00:00 Open Party at SSR

SSR-W, Generaal Foulkesweg 30

At the Open Party you are welcome to enjoy a typical Wageningen night out. Don’t forget to bring your ID card. 

Friday 16 February

14:00 - 16:00 Lazy Winter Lounge and Info Market

Orion, Bronland 1

Loving cosy winter markets and nice food? Would you like what Wageningen has to offer next to studying, sporting and parties? This afternoon there will be a winter information market. Get to know all kinds of organisations present in Wageningen in a nice and warm lounge atmosphere with live music and winter snacks. Come to the Spot in Orion.

19:00 - 22:00 Dutch Kitchen

KSV Franciscus, Stadsbrink 373

Come to one of the famous kitchens of IxESN! A nice three-course dinner will be prepared for you, so you can try some delicious traditional Dutch food and complete your introduction to the Netherlands!

Saturday 17 February

15:00 - 17:00 Movie Chill Night

ISOW (Building with the Clock), Generaal Foulkesweg 37

After a busy week, have a relaxed afternoon by watching a movie in a cosy atmosphere at ISOW. Free popcorn will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks. The best way to gather all your group and recover energy for the late party!

23:00 - 00:00 AID Closing Party

Café LUCA ('t Gat), Herenstraat 31

To have the best ending to an amazing week ISOW and IxESN organise a big party! Come with your buddy group and enjoy the night!