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Broaden your horizon

You can participate in several (optional) excursions during the academic year. Educational – but a lot of fun too. There is so much to see in the world!

Introduction days (± € 295)

Getting to know your fellow students, Tio and Tio’s student society Cognatio is what it is all about during the introduction days. Would you like to start your study course off with meeting new friends? Then do not miss these fun-filled days!


The introduction days for students from Tio Amsterdam and Rotterdam take place from 18-20 August 2014. The introduction days for students from Tio Eindhoven, Hengelo and Utrecht take place from 20-22 August 2014.

London (± € 185)

Go Christmas shopping in London. Visit its famous sites such as the Big Ben, the London Eye and Harrods, London is a must see. In November and December, the city has a fairytale atmosphere and Father Christmas is present everywhere.

Berlin (± € 225)

Go on a city trip to the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag buildings, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburger Tor. While there, also experience the famous nightlife of the German capital.

Paris (± € 225)

Enjoy a café au lait and a hot croissant in the spring sunshine in the artists’ district of Montmartre, climb the Eiffel Tower and visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and the Notre Dame. And don’t forget to take in the sultry nightlife of Le Moulin Rouge while in Paris.

Culinary wine trip (± € 400)

Attention wine and gourmet lovers! Come and visit European wineries, breweries, cheese makers and for example a Wagyu farm and taste the best Europe has to offer. Pure enjoyment!

Whisky trip – Edinburgh (± € 350)

Whisky and Scottish culinary specialities. During the trip, you will visit several distilleries and there will be plenty of opportunities to discover this beautiful city.

Rungis les halles – Paris (± € 60)

During this day trip to Paris you will visit the largest fresh produce halls of the world: Rungis Les Halles.

Winter sports (± € 475)

Sun, snow and après-ski? Come and discover what winter sports is all about in February, together with student society Cognatio!


Travelling to a metropolis like New York, Miami, Toronto, Cape Town or Dubai, a different destination each year. The choice is yours! The destination with the most votes wins.

Language trips (± € 750)

A language trip is a great way to improve your language skills. You can choose from destinations such as Berlin, Malaga, Nice, Rome and Salamanca. Upon arrival at your destination, you will stay with a host family. This is the best way to get to know a language and culture!


Having fun is at the core of Tio’s student society Cognatio. Your time as a student is one of the best times of your life, so you need to enjoy it to the fullest! Will you join us?