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Event Date: October 28, 2020
On Wednesday, 28 October 2020 the IWCN and Connect International are holding an online Welcome Event for Internationals in Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe! During the event we’ll go over getting […]
Event Date: November 1, 2020
Event Date: November 8, 2020
Event Date: November 12, 2020
Event Date: January 14, 2021
October 30, 2020‘Soup on the doorstep’ aims to combat loneliness Translated by Thomas Ansell Residents in Emmen were surprised by unexpected guests bearing soup this morning, as 32 volunteers from ‘Soep of de Stoep’ took to the streets. The group of voluntee[...]
October 30, 2020The RUG had been expecting fewer students this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak A record number of students have enrolled at the University of Groningen (RUG) for the coming academic year, with more than 37,000 enrollments. This is 9.8 percent mo[...]
October 30, 2020Microbiologist Alex Friedrich from the UMCG: “we have to keep this up for another week. Only then would I be optimistic” The spread of the Corona in Groningen and the rest of the Northern Netherlands seems to be receding, with the reprodu[...]
October 30, 2020The Frisian capital rivals Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and the Hague for the most conversions Translated by Thomas Ansell As reported by the Omrop Fyrslân, the housing shortage in Leeuwarden is causing the re-building of office buildings into quick-fix ap[...]
October 14, 2020
The CoronaMelder app can help stop the spread of the Corona virus by warning you if you have been near someone with coronavirus. In this way, you can avoid unknowingly […]
In recent weeks coronavirus has had too many opportunities to spread again. The Dutch government therefore decided on 13 October that stricter measures are needed to bring down the number […]
October 13, 2020
The IND have just updated their Brexit information pages with information on British cross-border workers – British nationals who live in the UK but are employed by a Dutch employer. […]
October 8, 2020
The Language Centre from the University of Groningen will be offering many Dutch courses again in October and November! The courses are offered at four different levels. For University of […]
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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!