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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 […]
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December 3, 2021The Northern Times sat down with Genesis Saragoza, co-founder and current social media coordinator of “The Student Center for Diversity, Advocacy, and Inclusion” (SCDAI). The student organization founded at Hanze University in 2019, has q[...]
November 24, 2021Ahead of Groningen’s municipal elections around 500 citizens have participated in an online survey in which they were asked to identify their 5 most important “election themes”, topics they would like to hear about from political pa[...]
November 22, 2021Groningen – After a protest against new Corona measures on Sunday afternoon took place without complications, a group of young rioters took over Grote Markt in the evening. They were behaving in a disorderly manner, lighting fireworks and detac[...]
November 17, 2021 Translated by Ilaria Molinari Spoedtest.nl turned out to be the provider of Corona tests that was closed down on Monday night because of allegedly falsified vaccination certificates, reports RTV Noord. Spoedtest.nl has several testing faciliti[...]
December 7, 2021
The IWCN will be closed for the holidays on the following dates: Wednesday 22 December 2021 through Sunday 2 January 2022. During this time, we will not be able to […]
November 29, 2021
“The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has never been as high as during the past few weeks. Access to healthcare is under pressure across all of the Netherlands. […]
November 22, 2021
Does your company have employees from other parts of the world that you recruited to acquire skills and qualities you need for your business? Are you happy that they came […]
WRR (Wetenschappelijke raad voor het regeringsbeleid/Scientific council for government policy) released the report “Living in diversity. Policy for the migration society” in December 2020. The report aimed at answering several […]
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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!