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This year’s Unexpected Journey theme is World of Wonders. Allow yourself to be surprised in our enchanting world of fairy tales and magic! Would you like to know more about the World of Wonders programme during Unexpected Journey 2022? Below you will find a sneak preview of what you may expect during the introduction. A number of programme elements will remain a secret until the week itself. 

Tuesday 30 August


Your Unexpected Journey will start with your check-in at the introduction location (Optisport Kunstijsbaan Breda). Amongst other things, you will receive your t-shirt and you will be introduced to your classmates. You will have some time to prepare your sleeping gear after which you will be taken to the BUas campus by bus.

Unexpected Journey @Campus

During the on-campus programme, you will get to know your classmates through various fun activities. Early in the afternoon, you will have lunch together with your fellow students. You will also be introduced to your study coach and you will find out what the campus has to offer. When the on-campus programme is finished the bus will take you and your classmates back to the Kunstijsbaan.


This is when you can get ready for the first evening party. And what better way to do this than enjoying the best music while having a refreshing drink and a hot meal together with all the other participants.

Party night

Feel like a party? The first Unexpected Journey party night promises to be a huge event. The introduction will be officially opened after which a night full of awesome live music will kick off. Keep an eye on our social media if you are curious about which performers will be at the introduction. In the weeks prior to the event, this will be where we will announce a few of the artists!

Wednesday 31 august

City day

After breakfast at the Kunstijsbaan, the buses will take you to Breda’s city centre. During the city day, at various locations, you will learn what Breda has to offer you as a student. Around midday, you will have lunch with all participants in one of Breda’s most beautiful places. All the other activities during the city day will be kept a secret, for now!

Dinner @Campus

One of the benefits of the BUas campus is that it is located within walking distance from the city centre. At the end of the afternoon, you will go to the campus where you will have a delicious dinner. You will get some time to relax so you can be well-rested for the evening programme.

PUB crawl

After dinner, you and the other participants walk to the centre of Breda. Here you will discover Breda’s nightlife during an amazing pub crawl. At the end of the pub crawl, our buses will take you back to the Kunstijsbaan.

Thursday 1 September

Sports and games day

You will start Unexpected Journey’s third day with a good breakfast because after breakfast it is time to compete against other classes during the sports and games day! Together with your classmates, you will join in a competition in various fun and challenging activities. On top of that, you will get to know several of Breda’s sports clubs and Unexpected Journey partners.

Foam and lounge party

Need refreshing after your physical efforts? Welcome to our foam and lounge party. Cool down in the foam or put your feet up in a purpose-built lounge area.

Mystery programme

We will not tell you about this part of the programme. But trust us, it will be one of the highlights of your Unexpected Journey!

Theme party

Allow yourself to be surprised by the World of Wonders themed party. Various popular DJs will provide an evening full of entertainment. So do not forget to bring your themed outfit! Are you curious about who will perform? Then follow our social media to keep up to speed on all developments and for sneak previews.

Friday 2 September

Musical morning programme

After packing your sleeping gear, you will join the final breakfast of the introduction week. Subsequently, you will take part in a surprising musical morning programme. You will have to wait and see what we will do exactly.

Final ceremony

Early in the afternoon, it is time for Unexpected Journey’s spectacular final ceremony. The Unexpected Journey programme will end somewhere between 13:00 and 14:00 hrs.