A warm welcome to all international students in Groningen!
Studying or doing research abroad can be a great experience in a new culture. But as international student most of your contacts might be international students as well. Did you while living in the Netherlands ever really experience how it is to be with a dutch family? We would like to offer you the opportunity to get in contact with dutch people!
We found out that a lot of students showed interest in visiting a dutch family, so we started thinking if we could organize something to facilitate this. Now we’ve found, and keep looking for, dutch families who would love to give you a warm welcome as ‘guest in our country’. They will invite you to their homes for a meal and you’ll have the chance to dive into Dutch culture! And they will have the opportunity to learn from your culture!
We connect you with a dutch family based on preferences and common interests. The family will invite you for a dinner. After a first meeting, you and your hosts are free to decide about further contact.
If you would like to participate in the IFES Groningen Family Program, please fill out the form below. You’ll be invited by a family as soon as possible. However, depending on the amount of sign-ups, if there is a waiting list it might take some time before you’re invited.