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April 1, 2020The students were told to stick their homework to a window so a teacher could mark it from outside Teachers of the Paul Krugerschool in Coevorden thought that they would enliven their student’s April 1st with an April Fool’s joke. They as[...]
April 1, 2020The city is somewhat empty Large numbers of international students have left Groningen and are choosing to stay in their home country, with their family until the Coronavirus outbreak has been controlled in The Netherlands. Many are now in isolation [...]
April 1, 2020The man threatened to spit at officers The man in question, and another 41-year-old man from Groningen, had ended up in a ditch on the Verlaatweg in Ten Boer. He had to be taken out of his car by the police and officers from the fire brigade, reports[...]
April 1, 2020Significant numbers of patients in the UMCG’s Intensive Care department are overweight It was recently announced that nine out of ten corona patients in intensive care are overweight. As reported in today’s Dagblad van het Noorden, the UM[...]
April 2, 2020
The newsletter from Healthcare for Internationals, published today, brings you the latest information on the Coronavirus situation with regards to your physical and mental health. Healthcare for Internationals is a […]
March 31, 2020
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March 25, 2020
Though the IWCN and Connect International offices are be shut during the COVID-19 outbreak in The Netherlands, we are still here to help in any way that we can. Please […]
March 23, 2020
The IND desks can be visited for urgent matters by appointment only up to and including 6 April. This is due to the government’s measures against the coronavirus. To read […]
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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.
(Onze medewerker) heeft zijn verblijfsdocument en BSN nummer bij u in ontvangst genomen.
De gehele procedure is zeer soepel verlopen: ook voor uw bijdrage wil ik u nog hartelijk bedanken.
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.