Iniciaremos em      breve.Slides disponíveis:www.slideshare.net/nesobrazilAproveite, faça seu cadastrona Holland Alumni Ne...
Pre-departurebriefingNuffic Neso Brazil12/12/2012
Welcome!
Agenda •   Impression of the Netherlands •   Before departure •   Arrival in the Netherlands •   Life and study in the Net...
An impression of the Netherlands
The country    • Gateway to Europe    • Weather    • People    • Religion    • TourismAgenda   Impression   Before departu...
Travelling through Europe• Schengen• TransportationCities to visit:• London• Berlin• Rome• Paris• BarcelonaAnd more...Agen...
The weatherAgenda   Impression   Before departure   Arrival   Life and study in the Netherlands   After graduation
The Dutch•   Forthright way of communication•   Values•   Hard work, sober, no-nonsense•   “You can do it yourself”•   Pun...
Top 10 tourist destinations1.   Van Gogh Museum2.   House of Anne Frank3.   Rijksmuseum Amsterdam4.   Keukenhof5.   Delft ...
Top 10 tourist destinations6. Kröller-Müller Museum7. Delfshaven8. Madurodam (Holland in miniature)9. Kinderdijk (famous w...
Checklist• Valid Passport, Entry Visa and birth  certificate• Marriage certificate (if applicable)• Medical insurance• Dip...
Checklist• Evidence you have enough money to stay• Housing contract (if applicable)• University: address and phone number ...
Flight• Book your ticket (return) – Dutch Company  KLM• Luggage:   • Check the air company luggage allowance     (baggage ...
Question Time
Arrival at Schiphol Airport  • Passport control - show:     • Passport & visa     • Admission letter     • Return ticket  ...
Important things to do upon arrival    Register at the Dutch institution / international     office         register at ...
More things to do Open a bank account(ABN-AMRO, Rabobank, ING, and more)Don‟t forget to bring passport & visa, residence ...
Student housing • In a student room: a shared house, with other   students • On-campus (but not common) • Ask the help of ...
Student housingIf you want to look for accommodation, try thesewebsites:www.studyinholland.nl/practical-matters/housing•  ...
Question Time
Study in the Netherlands  • Different education system  • Different teaching style  • Education shock?! Agenda   Impressio...
Code of Conduct (CoC) • Guarantee of the education quality in the   Netherlands • Condition to recruit international stude...
Academic year• From September til June (42 weeks)• Semesters (4 months), trimesters (3 months)  and blocks (6 weeks)• At t...
Dutch Education System• Credit and grading system  • European Credit Transfer     System  • 1 ECTS = 28 hours of work  • G...
Dutch Education System   • Lectures and assessment   • Relation teacher-student   • Direction of the learning     process ...
Student life in the Netherlands• Welcome reception for international students• Where to buy food?• Shopping• Transportatio...
Welcome reception Dutch institutions organize welcome receptions  for international students. Agenda   Impression   Before...
Culture shock1. Tourist phase / honeymoon2. I-hate-this country phase3. Adjustment phase4. Mastery phase Agenda   Impressi...
Culture shock symptoms• Angry about minor inconveniences• Irritability• Withdrawal from people who are  different from you...
Culture shock symptoms• Boredom• A need for excessive sleep• Feeling sick often (headaches, stomach  aches)• Depression• L...
How to overcome a culture shock  • Hang out with people/friends  • Join the sports club at your institution or in    town ...
Not feeling well?• Health insurance: valid from date of  departure• Don’t forget to extend the policy beyond  the end date...
Not feeling well?In case of an emergency:• Call 112 (police, fire, ambulance)• Hospital  Agenda   Impression   Before depa...
Visiting people    • Dutch tend not like spontaneous or      unannounced visits    • Coffee is always ready to be served! ...
Shopping• Shopping etiquette    • Take a shopping bag with you    • Paying in cash/by „chipknip‟/pin• Bargaining is not cu...
Where to buy food?• Supermarket   • Aldi, Lidl & Bas = cheaper   • Albert Heijn, C1000, Super de Boer = more     expensive...
Dutch food• Dutch way of eating: one hot meal a day  (lunch or dinner)• Typical Dutch food
Transportation•    Bicycle•    Train•    Tram/bus•    Metro (Amsterdam & Rotterdam)•    Taxi – very expensive•    OV-card ...
Bicycles• Buy a second hand bicycle (€25 - €100)• Always lock your bike and switch your lights  on at night. Preferably at...
Public holidays and traditions 1       January     New Year’s Day 29      March       Good Friday 31      March       East...
Student life •   Member of a club or association •   Member of sports club •   Hang out •   Terrace cultureAgenda   Impres...
Costs of living & part-time jobLife and study in Holland: €700 - €1,000 a month   (total expenses)Two job options:1. 10 ho...
Tips!• Get together with other students to cook an  international dinner• Make a schedule for household chores, like  clea...
Websites• Brazilian Embassy in The             • Nuffic (Study in Holland,   Hague                                 Nuffic ...
Do’s!Please do join the student association inNetherlandsANDWhen you finish your study programme pleasejoin the Holland Al...
Question Time
After graduation    Don‟t forget to have your degree       certificate authenticated!  www.nesobrazil.org/students/student...
Legalizing your degreeDUO – IB-groepDiploma Recognition & Legalization Dept.• DUO – IB-groep has been appointed by the  Mi...
StampsYou will need three stamps for legalization: One from DUO – IB-Groep     • Legalize signature One from the Dutch M...
Job opportunities• The 12-month „search year‟• Work as a highly skilled migrantwww.studyinholland.nl/education-system/afte...
Question Time
HAN Brazil                 • Part of the global platform                 • Started its activities in                 novem...
HAN BrazilMain activities:- Promote the interaction among alumni aswell as between future students;- Hold events focused o...
Question Time
Good luck and the best of success with your study            programme in Holland!
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  1. 1. Iniciaremos em breve.Slides disponíveis:www.slideshare.net/nesobrazilAproveite, faça seu cadastrona Holland Alumni Networkwww.hanbrazil.org
  2. 2. Pre-departurebriefingNuffic Neso Brazil12/12/2012
  3. 3. Welcome!
  4. 4. Agenda • Impression of the Netherlands • Before departure • Arrival in the Netherlands • Life and study in the Netherlands • After graduation • HAN BrazilAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  5. 5. An impression of the Netherlands
  6. 6. The country • Gateway to Europe • Weather • People • Religion • TourismAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  7. 7. Travelling through Europe• Schengen• TransportationCities to visit:• London• Berlin• Rome• Paris• BarcelonaAnd more...Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  8. 8. The weatherAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  9. 9. The Dutch• Forthright way of communication• Values• Hard work, sober, no-nonsense• “You can do it yourself”• Punctual• Privacy is important• Announce your visit• Male/female equality• Variety of temples to prayAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  10. 10. Top 10 tourist destinations1. Van Gogh Museum2. House of Anne Frank3. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam4. Keukenhof5. Delft (historic city centre)
  11. 11. Top 10 tourist destinations6. Kröller-Müller Museum7. Delfshaven8. Madurodam (Holland in miniature)9. Kinderdijk (famous windmills)10. Archeon (technology museum) www.holland.com
  12. 12. Checklist• Valid Passport, Entry Visa and birth certificate• Marriage certificate (if applicable)• Medical insurance• Diplomas or certificates you already possess• Admission letter + tuition fee receipts• Scholarship letter (if applicable) Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  13. 13. Checklist• Evidence you have enough money to stay• Housing contract (if applicable)• University: address and phone number of your contact person.• Cell phone, laptop, camera (and the chargers)• Summer and winter clothes• Medicine (check the medicine allowed)Take both original and duplicated copies of these documents! departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation Agenda Impression Before
  14. 14. Flight• Book your ticket (return) – Dutch Company KLM• Luggage: • Check the air company luggage allowance (baggage and hand bag) • Observe rules for liquids, creams, gels, aerosol cans and certain sharp or explosive objects in hand bag Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  15. 15. Question Time
  16. 16. Arrival at Schiphol Airport • Passport control - show: • Passport & visa • Admission letter • Return ticket • Evidence of finance • Pick up your luggage • From the airport: • Picked up? Lucky you! • Take a train by the airport train station (www.ns.nl ) Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  17. 17. Important things to do upon arrival Register at the Dutch institution / international office  register at the town hall/immigration service  register with IND for the temporary residence permit  make an appointment with GGD for the TBC health check  open a Dutch bank account Don’t forget to register with the Brazilian Embassy!Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  18. 18. More things to do Open a bank account(ABN-AMRO, Rabobank, ING, and more)Don‟t forget to bring passport & visa, residence permit, address in the Netherlands Arrange your housing Buy a mobile phone(T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN, Orange, Tele2 and more) Get a (second hand) bicycle!
  19. 19. Student housing • In a student room: a shared house, with other students • On-campus (but not common) • Ask the help of your institution!
  20. 20. Student housingIf you want to look for accommodation, try thesewebsites:www.studyinholland.nl/practical-matters/housing• http://www.easykamer.nl/• http://kamernet.nl/home/• http://www.duwo.nl/?id=2&ch=ENG• http://www.erasmate.com/• http://www.housinganywhere.com/
  21. 21. Question Time
  22. 22. Study in the Netherlands • Different education system • Different teaching style • Education shock?! Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  23. 23. Code of Conduct (CoC) • Guarantee of the education quality in the Netherlands • Condition to recruit international students • Responsible organization: DUO • List of Dutch institutions that signed the CoC • Complaint: ask the CoC contact person at your host institutionAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  24. 24. Academic year• From September til June (42 weeks)• Semesters (4 months), trimesters (3 months) and blocks (6 weeks)• At the research universities, there is usually a formal ceremony to mark the start of the academic yearAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  25. 25. Dutch Education System• Credit and grading system • European Credit Transfer System • 1 ECTS = 28 hours of work • Grading scale 1 (very poor) 10 (outstanding) • Lowest passing grade is 6 • Difficult to score a 10! Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  26. 26. Dutch Education System • Lectures and assessment • Relation teacher-student • Direction of the learning process • Aim of the learning process • Use of resources • Education shock Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  27. 27. Student life in the Netherlands• Welcome reception for international students• Where to buy food?• Shopping• Transportation• Networking• Visiting people• Not feeling well?• Public holidays Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life in the Netherlands After graduation
  28. 28. Welcome reception Dutch institutions organize welcome receptions for international students. Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  29. 29. Culture shock1. Tourist phase / honeymoon2. I-hate-this country phase3. Adjustment phase4. Mastery phase Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  30. 30. Culture shock symptoms• Angry about minor inconveniences• Irritability• Withdrawal from people who are different from you• Extreme homesickness• Sudden intense feeling of loyalty to own culture or groups• Overeating or loss of appetite Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  31. 31. Culture shock symptoms• Boredom• A need for excessive sleep• Feeling sick often (headaches, stomach aches)• Depression• Loss of ability to work or study effectively• Unexplained crying• Marital or relationship stress• Exaggerated cleanliness Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  32. 32. How to overcome a culture shock • Hang out with people/friends • Join the sports club at your institution or in town • Join a student club • In case of difficulty: contact student counselor • Stay in touch with your family and friendsAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  33. 33. Not feeling well?• Health insurance: valid from date of departure• Don’t forget to extend the policy beyond the end date of your enrolment• Basic medicines (paracetamol) available at supermarkets and drug stores• Otherwise go to a GP or family doctor (huisarts)• Diagnosis• Go to a pharmacy (apotheek) for medicines Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  34. 34. Not feeling well?In case of an emergency:• Call 112 (police, fire, ambulance)• Hospital Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  35. 35. Visiting people • Dutch tend not like spontaneous or unannounced visits • Coffee is always ready to be served! • Gift for your host: flowers, cookies or chocolatesAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  36. 36. Shopping• Shopping etiquette • Take a shopping bag with you • Paying in cash/by „chipknip‟/pin• Bargaining is not customary• In general: Monday to Friday 9:00 - 18:00 h Saturday 9:00-17.00 h• “Koopavond” - late night shopping: one evening each week shops close at 21:00 h (Thursday or Friday)• “Koopzondag” – Sunday trading: shops sometimes open on Sundays. Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  37. 37. Where to buy food?• Supermarket • Aldi, Lidl & Bas = cheaper • Albert Heijn, C1000, Super de Boer = more expensive • Some opens 8:00h till 22:00h• Avondwinkel: shops opened till late at night 22.00-6.00 h (expensive!)• Ethnic shops available• Open air market: 1 or 2 times a week• University canteens• Restaurants, some cafes offer cheap „dagmenu‟s‟ Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  38. 38. Dutch food• Dutch way of eating: one hot meal a day (lunch or dinner)• Typical Dutch food
  39. 39. Transportation• Bicycle• Train• Tram/bus• Metro (Amsterdam & Rotterdam)• Taxi – very expensive• OV-card Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  40. 40. Bicycles• Buy a second hand bicycle (€25 - €100)• Always lock your bike and switch your lights on at night. Preferably attach your bike to a bike stand, railing, lamppost, etc.• Observe the traffic rules.• Ride carefully! Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  41. 41. Public holidays and traditions 1 January New Year’s Day 29 March Good Friday 31 March Easter 30 April Queen’s Day 4 May Remembrance Day 5 May Liberation Day 9 May Ascension Day 20 May Whitsun 17 September Prinsjesdag 5 December Sinterklaas 25-26 December Christmas
  42. 42. Student life • Member of a club or association • Member of sports club • Hang out • Terrace cultureAgenda Impression Before the Departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After the Graduation
  43. 43. Costs of living & part-time jobLife and study in Holland: €700 - €1,000 a month (total expenses)Two job options:1. 10 hours a week, all year round2. Full-time during June, July and August only• Not working officially (zwart werk), not covered by insurance• It is difficult to find a legal part-time job in the Netherlands• We don‟t recommend working while studyingAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  44. 44. Tips!• Get together with other students to cook an international dinner• Make a schedule for household chores, like cleaning and doing the dishes• Respect each other‟s culture and customs• Try to get engaged in activities with other students at your institution or in your city.• Useful websites and Do‟sAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  45. 45. Websites• Brazilian Embassy in The • Nuffic (Study in Holland, Hague Nuffic Neso Brazil and HANhttp://www.brazilianembassy.nl/ Brazil)• Brazilian Consulate in www.nuffic.nl Rotterdam www.nesobrazil.orghttp://roterda.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/ www.hanbrazil.orgDutch Ministry of foreign affairswww.minbuza.nl/en/home • InsuranceDutch government immigration www.ips-lippmann.com website www.myaon.nl/studentshttp://www.newtoholland.nl• International Studentswww.internationalstudents.nlwww.internationalstudy.nl
  46. 46. Do’s!Please do join the student association inNetherlandsANDWhen you finish your study programme pleasejoin the Holland Alumni Network Brazil – HANBrazil www.hanbrazil.orgStay in contact with Nuffic Neso Brazil!
  47. 47. Question Time
  48. 48. After graduation Don‟t forget to have your degree certificate authenticated! www.nesobrazil.org/students/students/information-in- portugese/reconhecimento-de-diplomas
  49. 49. Legalizing your degreeDUO – IB-groepDiploma Recognition & Legalization Dept.• DUO – IB-groep has been appointed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to keep track of who can issue what degrees, and who can sign them.Check the information on their website (http://www.ib- groep.nl/International_visitors/Diploma_assessment/Goin g_abroad/s20_legalizing.asp) Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  50. 50. StampsYou will need three stamps for legalization: One from DUO – IB-Groep • Legalize signature One from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs • Provide official translation One from Brazilian Consulate in Rotterdam • Legalize signature and Dutch procedureAgenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  51. 51. Job opportunities• The 12-month „search year‟• Work as a highly skilled migrantwww.studyinholland.nl/education-system/after-your-studies• Job agency for international students and graudates in the Netherlandswww.importexpat.nlDon’t forget to join in the Holland Alumni Network – Brazil www.hanbrazil.org after your study! Agenda Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation
  52. 52. Question Time
  53. 53. HAN Brazil • Part of the global platform • Started its activities in november 2010 • Site: www.hanbrazil.org • FB Page: www.facebook.com/hanbrazil Statistics: 800 + registered alumni 1794 Facebook fans
  54. 54. HAN BrazilMain activities:- Promote the interaction among alumni aswell as between future students;- Hold events focused on networking andprofessional qualification;- Centralize communicationbetween Nuffic, DHEI, alumni and Dutchcompanies;
  55. 55. Question Time
  56. 56. Good luck and the best of success with your study programme in Holland!
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