The Admin committee focuses on all administrative aspects of the study trip. This includes managing insurances and the correct travel documents, acquiring funds, and monitoring financial flows. Moreover, after the study trip the admin committee makes sure all remaining financial issues are concluded. The committee members each focus on different tasks while maintaining close contact. This way, all necessary administrative issues can be handled as precise and consistently as possible.


The design committee is, as the name implies, the committee which is responsible for the design of everything related to the studytrip. This includes the website, brochures, clothing, business cards, logo, social media, travel guide and more.

Not only is the committee responsible for the organisation of the aforementioned list, but also a course. The course consists of a set of lectures, excursions and assignments to get the participants well prepared for the trip in terms of cultural, economical, technological and political knowledge. In addition, the course is required to ensure the educational purposes of the trip and is required for the approval from the University of Twente (including extra funding).

The design committee allows the other committee’s to make use of the designs in order to convey a more professional appeal and provide a way of extra information for other instances like the website and social media and hosts it. 


The Acqui is one of the four commissions of the SSA and is responsible for gathering the funding needed to finance the trip. The Acqui uses casework instead of sponsoring to obtain the money that is required for the trip.

The Acqui reaches out to companies and research groups and asks them if they have some job or assignment that can be done by a group of students. This job or assignment is called a case. When there is a case available the Acqui will meet with the company or research group to work out the detailed requirements for the case. These requirements are written down in the case description. Once the details are clear the Acqui will select suited students for the job and a contract can be made.

Doing casework serves as an dual benefit, promoting both student learning and fund acquisition. It fosters meaningful connections, encouraging collaboration between companies and students. Moreover, the student involvement in cassework enhances the appeal, as it provides a practical and hands-on learning experience. Engaging in projectss not only contributes to skill development but also adds a tangible, rewarding element to the budget. For more information about the casework please visit the casework page here. 


The planning committee of the SSA is actively coordinating all logistical details for the upcoming trip to Argentina and Chile. Our responsibilities encompass arranging excursions to local companies and universities, securing accommodation, and planning transportation. To achieve this, contact is initiated with individuals in the destination countries well in advance, utilizing platforms like LinkedIn and other social media channels. This proactive approach ensures thorough travel arrangements. Throughout the study trip, committee members will serve as travel guides, facilitating a smooth and enriching experience for all participants.

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