Introduction Day for International Students in Enschede
A day of poffertjes, cycling lessons, clog dancing and Delft Blue
On Saturday 25 September the University of Twente, the faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and Saxion University of Applied Sciences will be presenting an introduction day for international students entitled ‘International Students Meet Enschede 2010’. During the day around 500 new international students will get to know each other, Enschede and Dutch culture. The activities will include cycling lessons and introductions to typical features of Dutch life such as poffertjes (bite-sized pancakes), clog dancing and Delft Blue porcelain.
This will be the third year that the introduction day for international students – ‘International Students Meet Enschede’ – has been held. The day is organised by the University of Twente, the faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and Saxion University of Applied Sciences, with the support of Enschede City Council. Around 500 new international students will be taking part in a varied programme intended to help them quickly feel at home in their new surroundings. Enschede alderman Marijke van Hees will open the event.
The programme for the day, which will take place in and around Saxion University of Applied Sciences, features workshops on Dutch customs and traffic regulations, and the students can also learn about the various student societies and the Twente police force. Typically Dutch activities are also being organised, such as clog dancing, tastings of poffertjes and stroopwafels (syrup waffles), a traditional Dutch costume show and a Delft Blue act. A dinner, a party band and a salsa workshop will round off the day.
Note for the press:
The ‘International Students Meet Enschede 2010’ event, which is open to the press, will take place on 25 September from 14.30 to 22.30 hrs. For more information, please contact Janneke Kalf, Head of Communications, ITC Faculty (053-4874411 / 06-46238037).