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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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January 26, 2023In the Northern Netherlands, local governments and lobbying organizations identified hydrogen as the ideal energy source to drive the energy transition in this region and the rest of the country.[...]
January 26, 2023Groningers give a great deal of importance to humor, according to a new poll to reveal the joke-loving capitals of the country. The birthplace of Wim Schippers and Arjen Lubach took the top spot in the study by Utrecht University psychologist Madelij[...]
January 23, 2023Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) concluded a successful 37th edition of the leading European music showcase festival and conference. From 18 to 21 January, over 40,000 visitors came to Groningen to listen to more than 300 emerging European acts, build ne[...]
January 23, 2023The municipality of Groningen has long maintained it was committed to creating a more active and environmentally sustainable travel system in the city center. Now, as if to demonstrate that pledge is more than a case of good intentions, city alderman[...]
January 20, 2023“It’s more or less a workplace that sells itself,” says Ocean Grazer Co-Founder and CTO Marijn van Rooij when asked about the working culture at the company. He finds that it’s a great workplace that is building great technology. He encourage[...]
January 25, 2023
In a statement shared on the University of Groningen’s intranet for academic and support staff, the executive board of the RUG announced their vote in favor of IWCN’s new status […]
January 11, 2023
Apetrots? Doodmoe? Say what now? Does learning Dutch drive you bananas? No worries: Lekker Kletsen is here for you! Deze spreekvaardigheidsgroep is voor iedereen die Nederlands op niveau A2 of […]
January 9, 2023
Happy New Year! Over the course of 2023, City Central and Connect International will officially become part of International Welcome Center North. All of the members of our international team […]
December 8, 2022
The IWCN will be closed from Wednesday 21 December 2022 through Tuesday 3 January 2023 for the Christmas and New Year holidays. We will re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2023. […]
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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!