International Entrepreneurship & Development

Minor code: WM-MI-101

This minor program allows students to work abroad to develop technical solutions for complex challenges that will contribute to socioeconomic development.

For whom?

Please note:

This program is highly demanding. You will not have time to do any resits of other courses. Also, it requires a strong ability to adapt to a different cultural setting in which you will work and live intensively together with your team during the internship abroad.

Above all, this program is prone to the ever-changing environment. Especially with circumstances such as coronavirus we need to prioritize health and safety issues which might mean that you cannot travel to the country of your destiny. Instead, we will then adapt by offering a challenge-based project located in the Netherlands possibly combined with online interactions with people in the Global South. Such internships may be organized in cooperation with partners that are eligible to have students meet the learning goals of the intercultural internship. 

What will you learn?

During the minor you will work in multi-disciplinary teams to solve a challenge that has been assigned to you by a project provider. The majority of these challenges are located within developing and emerging markets and focus on pro-poor growth. Together with your team you will learn how to manage and work in a technology related project in a different cultural and institutional setting and learn.

The minor program is structured as follows:

Course overview

Note: All courses will be given in English.

Register for this minor

  1. The procedure and dates for applying for this minor will be published on the following: Minors (tudelft)
  2. Make sure you have pre-registered for the minor on EduXchange
  3. As this is a selection minor, after pre-registration, you need to complete a short application form.
  4. Create a motivational video of max two minutes in which you convince us why we should select you. You will be able to submit a URL of the video in the application form below. In this video, tell us:
    • Why do you want to participate (how will this contribute to you as an individual and your future career)?
    • What experience do you have (e.g. through extra-curricular activities)?
    • You may also want to highlight any culturally diverse or teamwork experiences.
    • Please make sure to show your experiences concretely with examples.

For any question regarding the application procedure you can contact Gareth Wakeling

Student stories

" Development projects do not always bring lasting opportunities. But if you can help people set up an independent business elsewhere, a real change has been made."

Contact details

Gareth Wakeling