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Event Date: September 15, 2021
Now that the summer is over and corona restrictions are loosening, it’s time to consider picking up hobbies again, live and in person! Connect International organizes many different activities each […]
Event Date: October 6, 2021
Event Date: October 14, 2021
Event Date: November 11, 2021
September 24, 2021The event is open to both Dutch and English speakers By Thomas Ansell Across the Northern Netherlands companies, organisations, and the local government have all been trying to think of ways for more people to ‘make it’ in the Northern Netherland[...]
September 24, 2021The internationally-known photography exhibition will be available to see at the Synagogue Groningen By Thomas Ansell One of Groningen’s annual cultural highlights will return to the Synagogue during November: the NonFiction Photo Festival, featuri[...]
September 23, 2021Well, duh International students must be better informed about the housing shortage in Groningen, says Alderman Roeland van der Schaaf (PvdA). The senior official for the city also made clear that the city of Groningen does not agree with the chairma[...]
September 23, 2021The Groninger Museum will feature the first major museum exhibition of French artist JRs’ artwork. Visitors will get the chance to trace back his artistic journey from the beginning of his career as a street graffiti artist in Paris to his larg[...]
September 21, 2021
As of September 25th, more corona measures are being lifted. Keeping a distance of 1.5 meters is no longer mandatory and to access restaurants/bars, events, pop venues, theaters, cinemas or […]
September 15, 2021
August 24, 2021
The Anti-Discrimination Center in Groningen is the place to go for support and advice if you feel like you might be the victim of discrimination. Whether it’s at your place […]
August 23, 2021
Amysoft Lycurgus is the professional Volleyball Club in the City of Groningen- and is part of the Dutch Volleyball Premier League! Lycurgus is on the hunt for new volunteers to […]
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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!