The Stola Foundation is organisation for students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Their aim is to get students involved in healthcare and the associated problems in developing countries. These days, health care is becoming a matter of international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge between different countries. Therefore, it is useful to medical students to experience health care in another country with it's specific culture than their own. From this point of view the main acivity of the Stola Foundation is to assist students in arranging a study- or research period abroad.