Every year festival brings together about 70 volunteers, who are motivated, young people, actively involved in the festival and help to make it happen. Through this project, they gain a lot of knowledge and experience, as well as the chance to get to meet different people from all around the world and share their opinions and views about different current subjects.
Org-team team brings together young people, students, and post-graduates who are successful, motivated and ambitious and who are working on this project for 9 months in order to make it an unforgettable and valuable experience for everyone participating in it. They are divided into 8 different teams in order to make each part of the festival as perfect as possible.
ISWiB promoters are communicative and friendly, responsible young people who are passionate about ISWiB, and want to help to spread our spirit and voice in their own countries. Their role is to promote World Youth Wave as an organization and ISWiB as project on a daily basis on different and creative ways they come up with, and they are doing it in the best possible manner.
Moderators are people who are leading workshops at our festival and teaching participants new skills from different areas of knowledge. Since the educational program, and the workshops are an essential part of festival, this role is very important. Moderators can be anyone experienced and knowledgeable in the various disciplines that our workshops include.
ISWiB participants are young people who are communicative, motivated to make a change, want to share their opinion and ideas for a better world, and are willing to spend eight amazing days in our capital city, with other young people from all over the globe, sharing a variety of experiences. If you see yourself between those lines, apply and join us in Belgrade this summer!
International Student Week in Belgrade is built around the idea of “young for the young”, giving them the opportunity to gain the necessary theoretical, but also practical experience in different areas. A great number of both participants, as well as volunteers, are gathered around the festival each year, helping in its realization with their enthusiasm and commitment.
This year, it is expected that ISWiB will be helped by around 70 volunteers, and as much as over 300 volunteers have had an opportunity to be a part of organizing the International Student Week in Belgrade so far. Volunteers are recruited from local communities and they have a very important role in making this festival happen. ISWiB is led by the idea of inspiring young people to be more involved in solving the problems of societies they live in, both on a personal and professional level. One of ISWiB’s primary tasks is to help young people reach their full potential.
training for volunteers
Training for volunteers is educational and it will provide all the necessary information about the festival and about the role that volunteers have in the process, in order to prepare in the best way for all the duties during the festival. Training will be conducted for all volunteers together, and for each of the four separate groups (Group guide, Info&Host, Logistics and Media). This will also be an opportunity for the volunteers to get to know the coordinators of their teams, as well as all the other members of the organizing board, whom they will cooperate with during the festival.
The volunteers that are at the reception, issuing keys and bedsheets to participants, and of course providing them with all necessary information. This sector mostly cooperates with IntCom team, since they must have all the necessary information regarding the participants.
These volunteers take care of a particular group of participants, taking them to workshops and all events and are in charge of making sure that the participants are returned safely to the dormitory after each event. They are always there for them and because of that, this is the sector which mostly connects with the participants.
This sector is there for all technical matters. They do everything that is needed to prepare the events, workshops, and all other activities.
who can apply to volunteer?
Volunteers can be young people aged 18 to 30 with residence in Belgrade.
when should you apply for volunteer?
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ISWiB organizing team brings together around 30 young, successful and ambitious people who are students and post-graduates, divided into eight different sub-teams:
- Human Resources Team (HR),
- Educational Programme Team (EDU),
- Public Relations Team (PR),
- Event Team,
- Fundraising Team (FR),
- International Communication Team (IntCom),
- IT Team and
- Design Team
who can apply to organize?
Org team member can be young people aged 18 to 30 with residence in Belgrade.
when should you apply for org team?
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promoters & ambassadors
who are iswib promoters?
The idea of ISWiB promoters came from the desire of the former participants of the festival to get involved in its organization. The red color is reserved for them! They are communicative and friendly, but also responsible young people who are passionate about ISWiB, and want to help spreading our spirit and voice in their countries.
Their role is to promote World Youth Wave as organization and ISWiB as a project on a daily basis. Thanks to them, our future participants will have someone in their country who is there to help if they have any difficulties. Because they are so valuable to the whole project, best of them might get a chance to be completely free of participation fee.
If you recognize yourself among these qualities this is the right place for you!
who are iswib ambassadors?
Ambassadors are former ISWiB promoters who have decided to spend their time representing World Youth Wave organization and its main project, ISWiB. They are often the first person potential participants gets in touch with, so it is their job to share all needed information with them and motivate and encourage them to apply. Alongside helping the participants, ambassadors are helping org team members by giving them useful advice on how to improve ISWiB and point out something that org team members might have overseen, forwarding participants’ experiences and impressions. Since ambassadors have experience in promoting the festival, their job also includes helping new promoters in fulfilling their tasks. ISWiB family continues to grow!
who can apply to promote?
ISWiB promoter can be anyone who participated at ISWiB and is willing to share ISWiB spirit.
when should you apply for promoter?
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ISWiB moderators are people who are leading workshops at our festival and teaching our participants new skills from different areas of knowledge, from start-ups to dance, there is a variety of divergent subjects and topics. Since the educational program, and the workshops in the first place are an essential part of our festival this role is very important. Moderators can be anyone experienced and knowledgeable in the various disciplines that our workshops include.
If you see yourself or somebody that you know who would want to take this role in our festival, feel free to apply for this position and join us.
If you have any questions, you can contact us directly by using the following address: [email protected].
Summer is closer than you think. Want this summer to be the best ever? Do you want to travel, to have a good time, to go to the wildest parties, meet a lot of people and learn something new – you’re in the right place. If you are communicative, open to new acquaintances, tolerant, intrigued by social problems and would love for people to learn more about your country – you’re in the right place. Are you willing to spend eight days with other young people from all over the globe and work with them on a variety of problems?
We invite not only students from all faculties, but also recent graduates to show their skills and knowledge! Get out of your comfort zone and apply! Don’t miss your life-time experience, grab your seat at International Student Week in Belgrade, and we will take care of everything else. See you!
During recent festivals, participants were accommodated in a student dormitory “Petar Drapšin” which is located near the city centre, in street Kralja Petra no. 83 in Belgrade. Because of its beauty, the dormitory was proclaimed a national cultural monument. It was renewed in 2009 and therefore is modernly equipped. Rooms are with 4 or 6 beds, with separate bathrooms. There is also a kitchen with the dining room where participants are served three meals per day.
City centre (Knez Mihailova street, the main promenade in Belgrade) is just a 10-minute walk away (around 300 m). The nearest shop and bakery are in front of the dorm, and the nearest pharmacy is next to the dorm. The nearest bus and tram stop are in the street Cara Dušana (buses 24, 26 and 79, trams 2, 5 and 10). The dormitory has no free parking space.
Here at ISWiB, our goal is to give you a chance to experience the multiculturalism in the best possible manner, while located at the heart of Serbian capital!
You cannot be accommodated before the arrival day of the festival and after the last day (for ISWiB 2020: You cannot be accommodated before July 13th and after July 21st).
travelling to belgrade
Belgrade’s location makes it easy to reach though different types of transportation:
- Train: If you are travelling by train, we suggest visiting the website of Serbian Railway to find useful information regarding your trip.
- Airplane: Air transport info can be found at Nikola Tesla Airport website. Useful information can also be found at: www.airserbia.com
- Bus: If you are travelling by bus, be sure to check the website of The Belgrade Bus Station for any information needed.
What is Visa?
A Visa is an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country.
Do you need visa for Serbia?
On the link bellow you can check whether you need a visa to enter Serbia based on the country indicated in your passport: www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/visa-regime
If you do need a visa then you can find any needed information here: www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/visa-requirements
For any additional information, feel free to contact the nearest Diplomatic/Consular Mission of Serbia as listed on the website of Ministry of foreign affairs of Serbia:
The participation fee for foreign students includes accommodation (in a student dormitory), food (3 meals per day), all workshop expenses, residential fee and a T-shirt. The participation fee is 150e.
For domestic students the fee includes all workshops expenses and T-Shirt. The participation fee is 20e.
Students currently studying in Serbia can be accommodated in the student dormitory as well (if they want to). The participation fee for those who want to stay in the dormitory is the same as the one for participants from abroad. It includes accommodation and food as well as all workshop expenses.
who can apply to participate?
A participant can be any interested party aged between 18 and 30.