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The International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) will take place from 7th to 17th February 2019 in Trondheim, Norway.
ISFiT is the world’s largest international student festival. It has been organized every second year since 1990, gathering students from all over the world for ten days of dialogue, cultural events, workshops and more. Each festival has a theme related to social and political topics with international relevance. This year’s topic will be migration.
There are an estimated 244 million people living outside their country of origin in the world today. As long as there have been humans, we have been on the move. For some, migration is an empowering experience that can open up a new world. Others are forced to move due to wars and disasters. Host communities may encounter resource challenges, whilst countries with a high degree of emigration can lose valuable human resources and face brain drain.
Narratives surrounding migration have become increasingly polarized and the debate focuses on the extremes. ISFiT wants to challenge these extremes, highlight the opportunities and likewise the challenges that can arise when people migrate. The festival hopes to provoke and allow fruitful discussion surrounding the theme of migration.
500 students will meet in Trondheim to explore and discover various aspects of migration and how it affects their lives and communities. Ideas, perceptions and worldviews will be shared as ISFiT invites students from all over the world to neutral grounds, where there will be space for everyone to share their stories on the topic of migration in today’s global world.
Deadline for application: 30th September 2018.
ISFiT is a non-profit organization created by more than 400 student volunteers with the vision to create a better future for young people in the world.
Further information are availvable at the link below.