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June 2, 2020Stranger Things Have Happened is an English-speaking improv comedy group in Groningen. The group’s members have been rehearsing online and are now streaming a weekly improv comedy show via YouTube. We sat down with the group’s musician/tr[...]
June 2, 2020The protest is this evening A maximum of 800 demonstrators are welcome on the Grote Markt this evening, says the Gemeente Groningen. The Grote Markt will be hosting a ‘Solidarity Sit In’, in protest at various systemic racism in place aro[...]
June 2, 2020Bringing the theatre to the audience in Eelde A cultural first is taking place in the village of Eelde in Drenthe, with actors performing on a stage pulled by a tractor. The idea is from a group of Drents actors, that wanted to bring the magic of the[...]
June 2, 2020The Gemeente Groningen has pronounced itself ‘satisfied’ with the trial opening It was pleasantly busy on the terraces on the Grote Markt in Groningen yesterday on the first day of a limited re-opening for hospitality businsesses, with th[...]
May 27, 2020
After being closed for the Corona crisis since 16 March, the IWCN will re-open for limited services by appointment only starting on Tuesday 2 June. Due to the Corona safety […]
May 14, 2020
If you don’t speak Dutch and would like to learn, take a look at the Future Learn Language Centre Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Introduction to Dutch”. The next […]
May 13, 2020
Inter-Being Psychologists are happy to announce the start of an Online Support Group for STUDENTS: Life during and after Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown Student Support Group: Facilitated by: Lana Kortokova & […]
Inter-Being Psychologists are happy to announce the start of an Online Support Group for EXPATS: Life during and after Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown Expat Support Group: Facilitated by: Dr. Marja Kuzmanic […]
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Dear Welcome Center Personeel,
I’m sending this email to thank you for being so friendly and helpful.
I have lived in several countries (USA, Germany, Russia, Egypt) but I have to say that I have had the best experience at the Welcome Center in Groningen.
Thank you again!
Having originally been drawn to the Northern Netherlands by the status of the Zernike Institute, where I studied for my Master’s degree in Nanoscience, I decided to continue researching for my PhD. The Institute, allied to the University of Groningen, is rated as amongst the top ten institutes for research on material science. The IWCN has been helpful throughout, but particularly as a place to get reliable information.
Though I originally came to the Center to pick up a residence permit, I left with quite a lot of printed information (all in English!) that was very helpful when it came to taking the inburgeren (integration) exams for my Dutch residence application. I am currently looking to settle more permanently in the North, I love living in Groningen itself for the bike-friendliness and its young and lively spirit.
I would recommend the IWCN for new Internationals, who would like help finding their feet, but also for those who have been in the Northern Netherlands, as the information on offer is very extensive.
How happy it makes me to learn that the flowers got there and that they brightened up everyone’s day.
This was my goal.
You guys work hard, and I wanted to make sure you guys know that your work is meaningful and very well appreciated in the city.
Dank voor de mail en de afhandeling. Top service.
The idea to have such an office to welcome foreigners is a formidable one and this is a good tangible result. I wish there had been such an office, and people like you, 13 years ago when we arrived! It would probably have made our lives so much better especially the first years. But better late than never, so please tell your other colleagues, or the people of the Gemeente and RUG who thought about it, that this office has an important function and that it delivers immediate results.
Bedankt voor je snelle en duidelijke reactie.
Waar zou het MKB zonder het IWN zijn? Ben zo blij met jullie!