We feel privileged to welcome you in VIVES. The professional visits of colleagues from our partner institutions, be it as a guest lecturer or as a guest researcher, are very important for maintaining the vitality and quality of our own educational standards.

Our own colleagues are keen on discussing with you didactics, methodologies, contents and new approaches of course materials. Our students are eager to listen to other perspectives than those from their regular lecturers and they enjoy this way of Internationalisation at Home.

Apart from teaching, we expect you to have discussions with our colleagues, who will probably take you out for a pub crawl after hours or take you to one (or several) of the many places of historical and cultural interest in West Flanders (Kortrijk, Bruges, Ypres, the seaside…)

Each year several International Staff Training Weeks are organized by our institution. Since we host several Staff Weeks, we usually do not accept any individual visits.

Annual events for incoming staff

Global Engagement Week at VIVES Applied Social Studies

The Global Engagement Week at VIVES Applied Social Studies is held annually at our Kortrijk campus in November. As a guest lecturer, you are kindly invited to present a workshop or lecture to our second year students – mainstream students in Applied Psychology, Public Safety, Social Work and Socio-Educational Care Work. More info? Please contact Ms. Sabine Poleyn ([email protected]

When? 18th - 22nd of November 2024

International Staff Week at VIVES Commercial Sciences, Business Management and Informatics (ISW)

This International Staff Week (ISW) is held annually in November at our Kortrijk campus in Belgium. We annually have over 30 people from about 15 different countries taking part in our International Staff Week. Needless to say that this event gives you the opportunity to expand your personal international network. More info? Please contact Ms. Tanghe ([email protected])

When? 21st - 25th of November 2022

International Education Week at VIVES Education (IEW)

Due to a reformation of our curriculum, teacher training will not have an international week this year. From next year on, there will be a yearly international week. If you are interested in visiting our teacher training or lecturing, please send us an email ([email protected]) and we can pursue opportunities.

International weeks at VIVES Health Care

International week in Bruges

Healthcare (occupational therapy, nutrition & dietetics, speech technology & audiology, nursing & midwifery)

26-29 March 2024

More information: [email protected]


International week in Kortrijk

Healthcare (nursing)

17-20 October 2023

More information: [email protected]