2,300 new internationals
Welcome to Grunn!
The UK was there with a booth offering the foreign students typically Dutch snacks, such as treacle waffles, cheese, and Groninger koek. The new internationals could also have their picture taken that made it look as though they were in the newspaper. All photos can be found on our Facebook page.
The ‘UK’ lettering on our banner did initially lead to confusion: apparently there is a country using the same acronym. However, it did give us the opportunity to explain what the Universiteitskrant really is.
The Oosterpoort hosted an interesting mix of students from approximately 120 countries: from Greece and Italy, to Belgium and Germany, and from Austria and China, to Indonesia and the United Kingdom.
‘I’m so glad I left my country’, an English student says. ‘Once Brexit happens next year, it’s going to become really difficult. Everyone I know, that is to say, every young person, wants to leave. And they’ll be happy to succeed.’
Photo above by Leoni von Ristok