Finding our Bearings is the intercontinental study tour for the mechanical engineering study association W.S.G. Isaac Newton. The study tour gives students the opportunity to get a bigger picture of the mechanical engineering sector all around the world. This edition has the final destination Singapore and Vietnam and will leave around the 9th of May 2022. In total 32 students will participate in the trip.

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.


During the trip, the participants have to perform research. The theme of this year is ‘crisis management. The research will be done on three different levels, namely macro, meso and micro. During the macro research the difference between Singapore, Vietnam en the Netherlands will be researched, mainly focusing on the difference in working circumstances. For the meso and micro research, the participants can indicate in which one of the seven sectors they want to perform it. The main seven sectors are institutes, automotive, aerospace, steel, energy, agriculture, and chemicals. The meso part will touch upon the difference on a company level and the micro part on a specific product.

Meet the committee

The study tour is organized by the intercontinental study tour committee from W.S.G. Isaac Newton. The committee consists of six very enthusiastic students who are currently working very hard to organize the most amazing trip of the coming time.

Nicole Rabou

Chairman & Research

Luuk Scholten

Secretary & Treasurer

Bart Borger

External affairs

Thomas Kaper

External affairs

Niek Monchen

Travel guide

Noor Lammerts van Bueren

Travel guide