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News posted on: August 3, 2020
A new game to discover student life in Groningen will be released in early August 2020. Check out the teaser at this link!
Event Date: September 10, 2020
August 7, 2020Whether the police were tipped off by neigh-bours is unknown The police have raided a warehouse in the hamlet of Nijeveense Bovenboer (near Meppel). The 120-resident village’s peace and quiet was shattered by multiple police vans, and a helicop[...]
August 7, 2020For the full ‘holiday park’ vibe Want to cool down with a drink in your hand and your feet in a paddling pool? Head on down to Groningen’s Grote Markt on Sunday, where you can soak your feet whilst drinking a beer in the middle of t[...]
August 7, 2020Doeksen operates the boats going to and from Vlieland and Terschelling Translated by Thomas Ansell As more and more people choose to stay in the Netherlands for their summer holidays, so ferry operators in the North have to deal with more and more pe[...]
August 7, 2020More regulations were imposed by Dutch PM Mark Rutte at a press conference yesterday Good news for the organisers of the Groningen introduction ‘KEI’ week for incoming new students in Groningen. These activities may continue, albeit in a [...]
August 3, 2020
July 21, 2020
Everyone that completes a university degree or piece of research in the Netherlands is eligible to take a Zoekjaar or ‘Search Year’ Permit, which grants the holder the right to […]
July 7, 2020
Wouldn’t it be great to practice your Dutch skills while having a drink on a terrace or wandering in the city, exploring unknown area’s? Flowently offers Dutch courses in several […]
July 1, 2020
The EU Council has recommended to lift the EU travel ban for only certain non-EU countries from 1 July. At the moment, the list includes the following countries: Algeria Australia […]
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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!