Introduction to Windesheim

Windesheim and the Netherlands, Introduction (2 ECTS)

You will be prepared for your study at Windesheim. Many practical aspects will be explained and Windesheim's philosophy on education, life and internationalization will be presented. Some aspects of society, culture and student life will also be highlighted.

'Introduction to Windesheim' is compulsory for all international students.

What to expect from this course?

This module consists of several activities, including an introduction week, organized by Students United in the Netherlands (SUN) in collaboration with Windesheim University’s International Office. Furthermore this module introduces you to various organizational structures in the Netherlands, including our educational system, city centre infrastructure and political system at the local/municipal level. Specific national features will also be addressed, including Dutch language, folklore and geography. Among the cultural aspects to be dealt with features Dutch cuisine, with attention paid to dinnertime habits, traditional and preferred Dutch dishes and cultural and historical influences on Dutch cuisine. Specific cultural highlights of this module may include ‘Sinterklaas’, or ice-skating, depending on the season. Finally, visits will be paid to various places of historic interest, with relevant background information being provided. 

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