Students who have engaged in the international student exchange program attest to the freedom and benefits they have experienced.
They speak of personal growth, being stretched beyond their comfort zone, new and extended cultural experiences, the opportunity to inspire and impact others through sharing their own roots, the ability to experiment and learn new languages, teaching methodologies and daily living and a new global perspective.
The exchange program is just one of the opportunities Inscape students have available to them to further their understanding of what it means to Be Local, Go Global at Inscape. Thomas More University in Mechelen, Belgium was the first institution that partnered with Inscape. We entered an international student exchange agreement in 2014, specifically for Interior Design students.
Since then, we have sent and received exchange students to and from Thomas More annually. The student exchange program is to be extended to their Business Faculty and their Media and Audio-Visual Departments. This will enable additional students from Inscape to access the program. At a strategic level, we share best practice and will soon commence collaborative projects between faculty members and students to enhance the learning experience of students at both of the institutions. Thomas More host Inscape at their International Week annually.
Inscape has been invited to join The Priority Country Programme. The Priority Country Programme has been established with the aim of promoting exchanges of students between Belgium/Flanders and following priority countries: Brazil, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the United States of America, on a balanced and permanent basis. Under the Priority Country Programme both a pair (two persons) of students can be exchanged in the framework of a duo-project, as well as outgoing mobility from Flanders only.