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Field Assignment Preparation


Admission requirements

The course is open for all students that are enrolled in the LDE Minor Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development.


The bootcamp is a stepping stone towards a more precise description of the field assignment. During the Field Assignment Preparation course you will work further on this description and work toward a final field assignment plan that has been discussed with and has the approval of the field assignment provider(s) and supervisor(s). In addition, students will get further acquainted with the country of destination and the local context, its history and culture, and the hosts that have provided for the field assignment. Also a Safety & Health session and sessions on intercultural communication and inculturation are part of this course. During working groups and individual meetings, students will be guided by their field assignment supervisor(s).

Course objectives

· Get a realistic overview of their individual tasks and duties during the field assignment

· Write an action plan for the field assignment

· Reflect on safety, health and cultural issues in the country of destination.


Several sessions between 2 September 2020 and 3 November 2020. A detailed time schedule will be published on Brightspace (Leiden University) and in the syllabus of the minor.


Mode of instruction

Expert lectures, in-class group assignments, in-class individual assignments

Assessment method

Evaluation of presentations and intermediate and final written assignments, including a final field assignment plan. Details will be presented in the syllabus for the minor.




Inspection and feedback

Reading list

Scientific and professional papers and teaching cases, to be provided or indicated via Brightspace.


You can register for this course through uSis (Leiden University).
Registration via uSis is verplicht.

Information about uSis website

Inschrijven voor vakken en tentamens

Registration Studeren à la carte en Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte.
Registration Contractonderwijs.
Not applicable.


If you have questions, please contact the course coordinator Dr. André Leliveld, or send an e-mail to Minor Frugal Innovation
Onderwijsadministratie: Reuvensplaats


Not applicable.