Category: Travel Stories



Travel story: Eindhoven visits Kiev

From the 8th until the 14th of July, the ESTIEM Local Group exchange ‘Eindhoven visits Kiev’ took place. This trip was hosted by awesome people of LG (Local Group) Kiev and boy, I grew to love those people. The night we arrived, two of the LG members were already waiting for us at the airport. They had arranged cheap taxies for us to travel the last few km’s to our hostel. This was the first moment we discovered how kind and hospitable the Ukrainian people are. We even got a CD with the driver’s personal mixtape, since he was also a part-time DJ. But Let me tell you about our amazing week!

Travel story: Business Booster, Lisbon

The event “How to Become an Entrepreneur” organised by LG Lisbon was my first ESTIEM event and I must say it was an amazing week! I chose this particular event because I was tired of the Dutch weather and wanted to go to the sun and also the timing was really good as it was during a holiday.

Travel Story: Eindhoven visits Grenoble

Somewhere over the rainbow there was a village, in France, called Grenoble. Some members of Interactie got the chance to explore this city surrounded by mountains from the 23rd till the 28th of November. Luckily, I was one of them.

Travel story 53rd Council Meeting

From the 7th till the 13th of November, I went to Novi Sad, Serbia, for the 53rd Council Meeting of the European student network ESTIEM. A Council Meeting is held two times a year. It is an amazing event where I learned a lot about ESTIEM and the members within ESTIEM. Over 250 students from all over Europe were present during the Council Meeting.

Travel story Vision Gothenburg

From the 19th till the 24th of January, while most students in Eindhoven were busy preparing and making exams, I went to Gothenburg for an event organized by the European student network ESTIEM. It was one of the events in the Vision series, with Materials – Key Drivers for Innovation as topic. The subtopic of this event was Graphene –… Read more »

Interactie Winter Exchanges

In December Interactie organised two winter exchanges to two different locations at the same time! Curious to see how it was??

Council Meeting Austria

After a few days of partying during the pre-CM we took the bus to the real event: The ESTIEM Council Meeting. The first night I was really surprised by the amount of people that participated in this event. Because of the fact that there were less than 300 ESTIEMers I mostly spend my first night talking to everyone I already knew from my few previous events. After a great party I had to get up early the first morning…

Financial and Legal Committee Coordination Meeting

On the 16th of October I went to Tallinn, Estonia, to join the fellow committee members, including Stijn Zanders, of the Financial and Legal Committee. The event was a meeting of some of the persons who are involved in the Financial and Legal committee of ESTIEM and other persons with interest in Finance and Legal.  It is always good to meet the people you work with in real life, because working together is more efficient and nice than only talking on Skype of course.

Late Night Whistling

Everyone met at Siegen, myself a little (too) early because I know how iffy public transport can be, and made our way to Trainingwarts; The first 4 days were spent in a large cottage in the mountains, more than an hour away from Siegen and technology. Have some time to wander around, look at the village, be back in time for the first training that afternoon.

Summer Entrepreneurship Training

This summer I most likely experienced the best ESTIEM event of my life. During three weeks I traveled together with 15 other participants from Istanbul to Warsaw to Madrid, to learn everything I need to know to someday be able to start up my own business.