The International Café Groningen is a well-known and established meeting place for students from all over the world. The next meeting takes place at the NSG building and the evening starts off with a Salsa-session from 18:00 until 22:00. There will be a food intermezzo with garlic bread, soup (for veggies as well), coffee, tea and delicious homemade cake. Games, dancing, and discussions are waiting for those who want to enjoy life with a bunch of international students. Everyone is welcome, so bring your friend along. There is no entrance fee!
If we (manage to) forget about the wind, Groningen seems to be a paradise for students. This is not only because of the 1€ beer and cheap food. Groningen offers great educational system and cultural activities. Taking care of the students is one of the main objectives of the city and the University of Groningen,for aquite a while! In the 1970′s, both the University and the City of Groningen decided to create several students organizations, in order to keep both student’s bodies and minds entertained. The ACLO, the ESN and the USVA are the main students’ organizations of the Groningen, [...]
I noticed one day, when I was talking with a french guy in the Winschoterdiep Student House, that most of the Spanish students had only relationships amongst themselves. Moreover, they always speak in Spanish even when there are some international students with them. Of course this is so unpolite, but: How could this happen? Basically one of the principal reasons can be the low level of English that the Spanish people have. Without any doubt their level is one the lowest among nationalities found in Groningen. In addition, we can understand their fear of making a fool of themselves when [...]
What you should watch this Christmas…and what rather not In winter it’s getting to be darker and darker, the days are shortened and the weather is unfriendly. It’s time to retire into our shells and enjoy the snowfall through the window from the warm, cozy room. What people are doing during the Christmas break is eating delicate cakes, turkey or fish…depending on what culture you’re coming from, decorating ones home and writing the Christmas greeting cards. Of course let’s not forget about the biggest trick of television program creators: start making their the ample choice of unwelcome movies about the [...]
In the beautiful garden of the Hortus Haren, Groningen Confucius Institute presents a traditional Chinese lightshow. Impressive Chinese constructions with light create an unique effect. The Confucius China Light Festival is open from 2 December 2011 until 29 January 2012, opening hours: 5 pm – 22 pm. This is a good chance to experience how the chinese celebrate new years.