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, [...]
Joining the ACLO is a great way to meet new people and enjoy some new forms of sport which you may have never tried before. ACLO is the largest student sports organization in Europe. There are 49 student sports clubs affiliated with ACLO and there are state of the art fitness facilities. Not only do they provide a large number of sports to play, but it is also very cheap. ACLO have a special ACLO-card for international students who are studying for half a year in Groningen. The costs are €39 for this card. When they are staying for [...]
In cooperation with the City of Groningen, Outdoor International is organizing exciting outdoor activities on the terrain of the former sugar factory of Groningen. In need of a kick or something new? The 13th of November is the last in a series of Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays of the temporary project, outdoor activities on a monumental deserted terrain.
This Saturday at 8.45 pm. Jasper Kuizenga and Marc Vallejo will face each other in the struggle to become champion of Europe. Well, they are not exactly the ones who will compete, but their respective football teams. F.C. Barcelona and Manchester United will play the final of the UEFA Champions League. In Groningen, as in the rest of the world, the fans of these two teams and all football lovers will not lose any detail of what happens at the Wembley stadium. Jasper is fan of Manchester United since 1999, “when they won the Champions League against Bayern Munich in [...]
March 25, 2011 in by Ivar
How international is the ACLO? The ACLO (read their english Frequently asked questions here) Today’s institution of choice is the ACLO. The ACLO is the overarching student sports organization for students since 1945, and also the biggest one in the Netherlands. Every RUG and Hanze student can become a memberof this organization. For only €52 a year you can sport/exercise as much as you wish. As an ACLO member you can also become a member of one of the 52 sport clubs. 47 of them are ran by students only. You can choose between approximately 45 different sports ranging from [...]