Introduction for exchange students

Studying abroad is an exciting and rewarding experience. Students United in the Netherlands (SUN) is a Windesheim committee that helps exchange students learn about Dutch student life and settle in.

Learn about life in the Netherlands with SUN

In 1997, Windesheim set up an organization to help foreign exchange students by running a buddy and activity programme. The organization is called SUN, which is short for Students United in the Netherlands. SUN is a committee of about ten Windesheim students, closely supported by the International Office. As an exchange student, you are given a Dutch SUN mentor as soon as you enrol. Your mentor will make you feel at home from day one.

The benefits of SUN 

• Opportunities to meet other international and Dutch students
• Help adapting to student life in Zwolle
• Informal evening and weekend activities
• The opportunity to go on a planned trip in the Netherlands
We look forward to meeting you and we wish you a fantastic experience here in the Netherlands.

Information about SUN

Highlights that appear every semester:

• Introduction Week with several events to welcome exchange Students
• Getting to know Zwolle
• Celebrating 'Sinterklaas' or ice skating (depending on the semester)
• Country presentations
• Multi cultural food night
• SUN trip
• Farewell Party

Get in touch

Get in touch


Please feel free to get in touch if you have questions or if you need any help.