International Business in Food and Flowers

Introduction week programme 23rd August – 27th August 2021

Food Technology and International Business in Food & Flowers inc. 3GATF – Velp location


In school

Online link

Weekend before

Ambrosia picnic -t.b.c.


Monday 23rd August

All International students

13:00: Welcome (by one of the Managers) and Introduction Room: D002

14:45: Ambrosia International Student Association- Introduction

15:00: Information on Dutch Culture (How to enrol in the short course about habits and language)

15:15: Tour through the building (Student Service Helpdesk, Library, Copy shop, Labs etc.)

16:30 End of programme (Group up with your fellow students to plan the afternoon/ evening)

Possible online option – details to follow. Livestreamed

PPTs and handouts on StudentNet

Tuesday 24th  August

Only 1FT & 1IBFF

3GATF – fun activities only?

09:30 - 10:00: First-year students are taken care of at the entrance of the Velp site by seniors. Register with Mentors in the bicycle shed.

10:00 - 11:00: Room: D005

Introduction to programmes FT & IBFF (RP, IG)

11:00 -12:00: Culture shock game. Getting to know you activity.(RP, DM, IG & Ambrosia-t.b.c.)

12:00 - 13:00: Meet some students for lunch- (provided by VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL)) (RP, DM, IG & Ambrosia - t.b.c)

13:00 -13:45: BREAK & prepare for Gein op Larenstein – Ambrosia

14:00:   Gein op Larenstein including meal

20:00:   Farewell and departure

PPTs Introduction Session put online- StudentNet

Wednesday 25th August

1FT & IBFF inc.3GATF

Groene schuur visit, Groessen

VHL Mini-Bus + staff can drive

10:00 – 12:00: Excursion (RP,PM, JS + IG)

Lunch provided

Return VHL Velp 1300


Thursday 26th August

1FT & IBFF inc.3GATF

BMX cycling workshop (DM & PM +  JvP)

Papendal Arnhem – students make their own way but GATF guided on Public Transport by PM and DM

11:00 – 12:30: BMX cycle track

Drink and snacks provided

Students make their own way home


Friday 27th August

1FT & IBFF inc.3GATF

10:00 – 11:00: (online) Guest Lecturer

Introduction to the Agri-Food Sector in NL – current trends etc.

11:00 – 12:00:  Q & A session with Mentor(RP) (Velp building room t.b.c.) – enrolment issues, student pass etc.

12:00 – 14:00:  Lunch with Ambrosia and walking tour around Velp (RP,DM)


Link to follow


Note: WhatsApp group to be set up by Ambrosia end of July for Int + NL students to ask questions about membership, buddy programme, activities etc.

Ambrosia picnic – t.b.c.



Introduction days Register

Book list

Have a look in GreenI (library for the green UASs) to see which required and recommended books are available in the library.

Please note: The library is offering ever more information online, however, we are often bound by the publishers’ terms and conditions. Some e-books are only accessible if you are connected to the network of our university of applied sciences, i.e. only once you have an HVHL account.


  • Questions about the International Welcome day, Introduction day, travel instructions and housing can be addressed to
  • Questions regarding the book lists can be directly sent to the contact person of your study programme.