In addition to the internship, there are a number of matters to arrange before you leave, such as accommodation, visas and work permits, finances, insurance, health and the appointment of an authorised agent.
For accommodation during your internship, you can ask the organisation where you are doing your internship for tips. They can sometimes help you or provide you with contacts. If not, see the website below.
Make sure you have a valid passport. You might need a visa, depending on which country you are going to, so be sure to check this in advance.
Make sure your insurance has good coverage abroad. In some cases, you may need supplementary insurance or to take out special student insurance for that period.
For some countries you need vaccinations. Ask your GP, the Dutch Municipal Health Service (GGD) or the UvA student doctors.
It might be handy to appoint an authorised agent whilst you are abroad, to keep track of matters concerning student grants and loans, taxes or enrolment at the UvA. You can get a form to authorise someone at the authority concerned or draw one up yourself.
The ISIC card offers discounts and benefits in terms of transport, and cultural and historical places of interest in more than 100 countries.
Doing an internship abroad is fun, but you should also prepare yourself for work in a different culture. The culture can be very different from what you are used to in the Netherlands, especially when you go to work for a local organisation. Read about this beforehand.