1. What can I do when I’m an Interactie member?
Interactie organises a lot of events in Eindhoven like trainings, case competitions, barbecues and member drinks. Interactie also organizes 2 exchanges abroad each year and a members trip. You can become active by doing a committee with other people, which is a lot of fun and good for your personal development. As an Interactie member, you’re also automatically member of ESTIEM. If you want to become a member, send us an e-mail or visit the Interactie office and sign up as an Interactie member through filling in a form. Please ask the boardies for this. Becoming a member of Interactie costs only €12 per year.
2. What can I do within ESTIEM?
ESTIEM has different kinds of events throughout the whole year. You can “apply” for these events on www.estiem.org, if you’re a member. Of course, you can also try to go on a trip with someone you know and apply together. These events are all over Europe and a lot of fun. All these events have certain themes. For example, an Europe3D event is an event where people get to know the political, economical and cultural aspects of the country they’re visiting. Be careful you won’t get addicted on travelling after your first trip!
You can also get active in one of the Projects, Committees or Initiatives within ESTIEM. If you want to work in a multinational team and get active on a higher level, go to the “Get Involved” page.
3. How can I sign up for an ESTIEM event?
After signing up for Interactie, you will receive an e-mail through which you can access the ESTIEM portal and start applying for ESTIEM events. The board is always available to help you with this. All events in Europe are organised by people that we know, so you don’t have to worry about being fooled or ending up abroad without help!
4. What are the costs of an ESTIEM event?
Travelling with ESTIEM is really cheap. The participation fee for approximately 5 days of food, accommodation and activities is often around 50-70 euros. This doesn’t cover transportation, and extra costs you make there, like having a drink. Another pro is that Interactie has a reimbursement policy for these participation fees (ask for general conditions). This means that your participation fee can be reimbursed and you only have to pay for your transportation.
5. I have a question about Interactie, ESTIEM or need tips for travelling. What should I do?
If you’re uncertain about something, you can always send an e-mail to the board or stop by at U2 in the “Paviljoen”. We’re always up for answering your questions.
6. Where can I find cheap tickets?
You can use the website www.goeuro.nl to find all the cheap flight, train and bus tickets available to any place in Europe! Other sites to find cheap travel options are: www.lowcostairlines.nl, www.skyscanner.com or www.cheaptickets.nl. From Eindhoven, low cost airlines like Wizzair, Ryanair and Transavia are departing to all kinds of destinations. From Schiphol, there are also some low-cost airlines, like SAS, Norwegian Air and Easyjet. If you go to an event in Germany or Belgium, you can also consider other ways of transportation like the car or train. On the ESTIEM website there is a lot of information per destination about how to get there.
7. I lost my password for the ESTIEM portal.
When you go to www.estiem.org, please click on the green frame next to the login box (without typing in anything), you will get an extra screen where you can retrieve your password. The user name is always your name as it is written in a normal way, e.g. “Bas de Rijk”.
8. How does the Portal work?
On the following page you can find a small manual that guides you through the Portal.
9. What is the difference between Interactie and ESTIEM?
Interactie is the (Dutch) study association for international activities for Industrial Engineering and Management in Eindhoven. We have our office in the Paviljoen and belong to the association Industria. ESTIEM is a Europe-wide organization with a wide network that Interactie uses to travel through Europe and meet up with other students. ESTIEM has its own yearly board, which consist of six European students from all over Europe. When Interactie organizes an event, it is specifically done to attract ESTIEMers from other European cities.