Courses and training
To get acquainted with living in the Netherlands, finding out more about the Dutch culture, and any other aspects related to moving to the Netherlands, we offer a number of special workshops that have been developed for international people moving to the Netherlands.
Introduction to the Netherlands workshop
Several times each year, Wageningen University and Research organises a workshop entitled: ‘Introduction to the Netherlands’. The workshop is for newly arrived foreign professionals and their partners, who will be staying in the Netherlands for six months or longer. Group size: 10-16 participants.
After this workshop, participants will:
- Be aware of the process of migration/integration into a new society and recognise the stages of culture shock and how these (might) affect the individual.
- Have insight into some basic values and norms of Dutch society and how these relate to their own cultural background.
- Receive information about current rituals and symbols in Dutch society, which can help them to adapt to their new life.
- Have met colleagues of Wageningen UR or other Dutch companies who are in the same stage of the acclimatisation process and with whom they can share experiences and ideas to feel more at home in the Netherlands.
Through interactive presentations, case studies, exercises and discussion on the acclimatisation process, you will learn about Dutch culture (values and norms, rituals and symbols) and will be able to exchange experiences with other participants and discuss with a panel of experts. You will share a typical Dutch lunch to stimulate informal communication and discuss differences and similarities in eating habits, etc.
This workshop takes place from 09.00 until 13.00 on Wageningen UR Campus. After registration, you will be informed in due course of the address and building.
You can register for this workshop through Expat Center Food Valley. Please contact us for more information.
We also offer a special programme to help your partner to get acquainted with living in the Netherlands, to understand the Dutch culture and to get to know other expats. This programme will create an opportunity for your partner to meet other partners of expatriates on a regular basis and to share common interests or to address practical issues regarding living in the Netherlands.
In this partner programme, six to eight meetings a year will be organised in the Impulse Building (Campus Wageningen UR, Building 115). Each meeting will address a different subject. Some excursions to Wageningen will be organised to explore specific subjects. The meetings will take place between 09.00 and 13.30. Lunch will be included.
Please contact us for more information about the Partner programme.
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Expat Center Food Valley can offer a discount if you apply for your course through us.
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