Introduction to The Netherlands

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations  
4 December 2018 09:00 13:00 Impulse Astrid van den Heuvel 15 / 0 Apply

Course description

During this workshop you will receive presentations and have discussions on the acculturation process and on Dutch culture. You also will share a typical Dutch lunch.

After this workshop participants

  • Are aware of the process of migration /integration into a new society and know the stages of culture shock and how these (might) affect themselves
  • Have insight in some basic values and norms of Dutch society and how these relate to their own cultural background
  • Received 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 who are in the same stage of the acculturation process and with whom they can share experiences and ideas to feel more at home in Wageningen

General Information

Target Group: All new international students and staff (including partners), PhDs and guest researchers of Wageningen UR, who will be staying longer than 6 months.
Group size: Max. 15 participants
Course duration: 9.00-13.00 hr
Language: English
Credit points: 0 ECTS
Self-study hours: 0
Name lecturer: Dine Brinkman or Astrid van den Heuvel
Venue: t.b.d.


The programme consists of interactive presentations, case studies, exercises and discussion on the acculturation process, culture shock, Dutch culture (values and norms, rituals and symbols), exchange of experiences participants, discussion with a panel of “experts”, sharing a typical Dutch lunch to stimulate informal communication and discuss differences and similarities in eating habits, etc.


The workshop is free of charge.

Note: When you do not have a valid reason to cancel or do not show up at courses that are free of charge you will be charged with €100.


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