When is the next ISWinT?
The next edition of ISWinT will take place between the 20th and 31st of July 2020.
Where does ISWinT take place?
ISWinT takes place in Timisoara, Romania.
When is the registration deadline?
27th of February 23:59 UTC +2.
Who is allowed to participate?
Any student or recent graduate*, aged between 18 and 30 years old.
*recent graduate = an applicant who is/was still a student when they sent their application for ISWinT.
What if I have special needs?
Please mention any kind of special needs in the application form or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org informing us about your situation.
What does the participation fee include?
The festival fee includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, public transport, the entrance fee for all the events, a trip and all the needed materials for workshops.
Will someone be waiting for me when I arrive?
A couple of organizers wearing ISWinT T-shirts and badges will be waiting for you at the airport/train station/bus station. In order for this to happen, you need to tell us the date and time (UTC+2 time zone) of your arrival.
Where will I stay during the festival?
All of the participants will be staying in the same building, together with the organisers, in a students' dorm at the campus.
What if I have food preferences or allergies?
Your food preferences are respected, with some exceptions below. You can choose from:
Regular (with pork) - it includes dishes that have ingredients from all of the 5 main groups of food: fruit, vegetables and legumes/beans, grain/whole grain/high cereal foods, meat & eggs and dairy products.
Regular (without pork) - same as regular but without pork meat.
Vegetarian - it includes mostly all of the main groups of food, except for meat.
Vegan - it does not include meat, eggs, dairy products or any other animal ingredients
Exception: We cannot provide halal or gluten free food.
What workshops are available?
This is the list of workshops, of which you can find more info in the menu:
Human Rights And Obligations
Migration & Minorities
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Quality Education: Rural Empowerment
Can I change my workshop?
No, you cannot do that.
How many workshops may I attend?
One. You can only attend one workshop from your choice list.
Do I get a certificate for the workshop I attend?
Yes, unless you absent your workshop two (2) or more times.
Is there anything special that I have to bring to the festival?
You should bring some traditional clothing/food/items from your country for specific events. You will get more information regarding this matter in a further email after you have been accepted!
How is the weather in Romania? What clothes will I need?
In July there are usually 20-35 °C (68-95 °F). Bring your swimming suit, t-shirts and a jacket (for an unexpected cold day). You will receive more information regarding this matter in the info pack after the selection period has ended
How can I apply?
You can find more information about the application process here: How to apply .
Can I change the information that I gave to you (Eg.: passport information, education information etc)?
Yes, you can change the given information. You may change it until you pass the first round of selection (when you get the acceptance mail and start scheduling your interview). From that point, the given information will start being used and any further modifications regarding those will not be taken into consideration. Therefore, please make sure you submit valid information.
How much do I have to pay for the festival?
90€ - participation fee (standard pack) and another 10€ deposit as a guarantee money that you will get back at the end of the festival if you do not damage anything.
How can I get in touch with other participants?
Through our Facebook Group. You will recieve a link to it in the acceptance email.
How can I communicate with the organizers?
What is an ISWinT Promoter?
An ISWinT Promoter is someone who wants to help us make ISWinT more popular so more people can participate and have an amazing experience.
What will I have to do as a Promoter?
Depending on how you can help us, we will ask you to spread the word about ISWinT by sharing some posts on social media, tell your friends about the festival, or any other way you can help us inform people about ISWinT.
Will I get something in exchange as a Promoter?
Yes, of course! You will get to attend the festival for free if 10 of the students that tell us that they were sent by you are accepted.
Can I be a Promoter even though I don't want to participate in this edition?
Sure! However, you will be missing all the fun!
How many Promoters per country will be accepted?
We will accept 2 Promoters but in the countries where we have a high number of participants we will accept only one Promoter.
Can I receive financial aid?
Directly from us, no. We can however provide a letter of recommendation that may help you receive sponsorships.