What is SOL?
SOL is the student association for development co-operation in the Netherlands, housed in Leiden. SOL works on knowledge building about development co-operation and strengthens the support for development co-operation among students. We believe that within every field of study you can find important links with development co-operation. In an easy and accessible way, SOL gives you the chance to broaden your knowledge on development co-operation, to build a network and to gain relevant skills. SOL is also part of the U8
, a global student partnership for development.
What does SOL do?
Students who want to get involved with development co-operation are welcome to visit SOL's lectures, debates, congresses and movie nights. Students who want to become more actively involved can join our workshops, network lounges and study trips. Finally, SOL will help you to find appropriate internships, volunteer work and jobs within the development sector. With joining SOL, you increase your job opportunities. NOTE: although international students are very welcome at SOL, not yet all of SOL's activities are in English.
Nowadays, students look beyond their field of study. They feel involved with world issues and look for in-depth knowledge and debate. The different careers cover these requests only to a certain extent. Many questions remain unanswered: what is the use of development co-operation? How and where can development co-operation be effective? How do I fit into the picture? At SOL these and other important issues are addressed.