Lodge is a student initiative, grown from the curiosity about other academies. We wanted to satisfy this curiosity by studying there for a short period of time. To find people to do this with, we created Lodge. An online platform where you can find students to do an exchange with. The purpose is to host each other and show your academy and environment, you can find each other by posting a call and reacting on calls. It is up to you for how long you will do an exchange and when, so you can decide how the exchange is going to be and what will happen! The platform is just a place to connect people and to read about experiences of others.
If you would like to post a call you can click the Join button and fill out the form. You can select a specific time frame, or you can select for example a couple of months if you would like to do it within that period. You can elaborate in the introduction text which will be published with the rest of the information. Once your call is published on the website, people can contact you by clicking on Get in touch with me!. From there you can arrange your own exchange!
If you want to have an overview of the posted calls, you can scroll down to see all of them, or you can filter on academy, the department and timeframe. When you click on search, you'll see the filtered result.
At reviews you can read about the experiences of others who did an exchange and get inspired!
An example of an exchange is a one week exchange between a student of Willem de Kooning (Rotterdam, NL) and Minerva (Groningen, NL). We hosted each other for five days and joined the classes and the activities in the school. We also showed each other the city we live in and events that are going on there, so we got to know the environment and how the city reacts on the academy and the other way around.
By posting a call on the website you give us permission to publish the details you gave in the form. These details will only be used for the website and won't be shared with anyone. Your e-mail address won't be shown on the website, but by clicking on Get in touch with me! people can send you a message which will be sent to the email address you filled in.
I did an one week exchange with a student of Willem de Kooning, I went there for one week first and after more than a month he visited me for a week. This was a very fruitful experience. It was very interesting to see how different the system at their academy is, and to have classes of new teachers. I learned a lot of it and took some of it back to our academy. It was also very interesting to discover how the school reacts on the city and the other way around. It was also very nice to show the student of Willem de Kooning around, he even made a work while he was at Minerva! Because we had a lot in common and the same interests we went along very well, and we are still friends! I would definitely recommend to join.