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Event Date: September 15, 2021
Check out this link for further information. Now that corona restrictions have loosened, it’s time to consider picking up hobbies again, with live and in person events! Connect International organizes […]
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October 7, 2022
Fans of Dunkin’ Donuts will be pleased to know that the chain is finally launching its first Groningen branch. The popular brand has revealed that the doors to the new eatery will open at 8am on Friday, October 14. The company, which has sto[...]
The measure will support households in November and December, waiting for the price cap on energy to become effective in January 2023.
The post Dutch government to give €190 d[...]
Protests spread worldwide after the death of Mahsa Amini. In Groningen, GFN organized events in support of Iranian women, giving voice to marginalized groups.
The post Groningen Feminist[...]
October 6, 2022
Former Sugarhomes tenants have criticised STHO, the company that owns the housing project, after it said it would be keeping their €750 rental deposit, the Ukrant reports. The students who have moved out of their rented accommodation on Suikerla[...]
The IWCN will be closed from Wednesday 21 December 2022 through Tuesday 3 January 2023. We will re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2023.
September 19, 2022
Welcome to NL is a platform designed to inform people considering moving to the Netherlands from abroad about what working and living here is really like for internationals. For the […]
September 12, 2022
As part of a closer working relationship between International Welcome Center North, Connect International and City Central, IWCN is introducing a discounted student membership option for bachelor and master’s students […]
September 7, 2022
We have some exciting news here at the IWCN, we are going to be joining forces with Connect International and City Central to form one organization! What this means, is […]
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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!