Annual research shows year after year that foreign students feel isolated and frustrated by the lack of inclusion they feel in Dutch society. What meaningful actions can be taken to bring Dutch and foreign students together?
If you are a current or former student at one of the academic institutions in Groningen, Leeuwarden or Emmen, or elsewhere in the north, what have your experiences been? Have you struggled to make social contact with your Dutch classmates, or colleagues? Have you suffered from mental health issues due to challenges like finding housing or limited opportunities to learn Dutch? What do you wish that Dutch people knew about what it’s like to be a foreign student or professional in this country, especially in the north?