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O objetivo da apresentação é oferecer mais informações sobre os Países Baixos e temas relevantes antes e após a sua chegada na Holanda. Serão abordados detalhes sobre visto, acomodação, ...

O objetivo da apresentação é oferecer mais informações sobre os Países Baixos e temas relevantes antes e após a sua chegada na Holanda. Serão abordados detalhes sobre visto, acomodação, adaptação e também sobre o país, dicas de viagem, testemunhos e espaço para troca de experiências com os Alumni (estudantes que já estudaram na Holanda e retornaram ao Brasil) e com os outros candidatos que estão como você, ansiosos para iniciar os estudos.

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    • Iniciaremos em breve. Slides disponíveis: www.slideshare.net/nesobrazil Aproveite, faça seu cadastro na Holland Alumni Network www.hanbrazil.org
    • Pre-departure briefing Nuffic Neso Brazil 01/07/2013
    • Welcome!
    • Agenda • Impression of the Netherlands • Before departure • Arrival in the Netherlands • Life and study in the Netherlands • After graduation • Holland Alumni Network – HAN Brazil Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • An impression of the Netherlands
    • The country • Gateway to Europe • Weather • People • Religion • Tourism Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Travelling through Europe • Schengen possibilities • Transportation options Cities to visit: • London • Brussels • Berlin • Rome • Paris • Barcelona And many more.. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • The weather Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • The Dutch • Forthright way of communication • Values (truth, time orientation, yes-no, independent, friendship) • Calvinism (hard work, sober, no-nonsense) • Mindset “You can do it yourself” • Punctual • Privacy is important • Announce your visit • Male/female equality • There are many churches, temples, mosques, synagogues, prayers rooms and ethnics markets available to respect your religion. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Top 10 tourist destinations 1. Van Gogh Museum 2. House of Anne Frank 3. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 4. Keukenhof 5. Delft (historic city centre) 6. Kröller-Müller Museum 7. Delfshaven 8. Madurodam (Holland in miniature) 9. Kinderdijk (famous windmills) 10. Archeon (technology museum)
    • Agenda • Impression of the Netherlands • Before departure • Arrival in the Netherlands • Life and study in the Netherlands • After graduation • Holland Alumni Network – HAN Brazil Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Before your departure Arrange your documents! • Collect your passport and visa from the Dutch embassy • Check validity of date of entry on your visa Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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) • Evidence you have enough money to stay • Housing contract (if applicable) • Address of university, telephone number of your contact person at the university • Tools like cell phone, laptop, camera (and don‟t forget the chargers) • Summer and winter clothes • Medicine (check with the airport the medicine you are allowed to take) www.douane.nl Take both original and duplicated copies of these documents! Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Booking a 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 For on the plane, in your hand luggage • Some cash (there are cash machines in the arrivals hall at Schiphol airport) • Medical records, prescriptions for any medication • Important documents Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Agenda • Impression of the Netherlands • Before departure • Arrival in the Netherlands • Life and study in the Netherlands • After graduation • Holland Alumni Network – HAN Brazil Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Arrival at Schiphol Airport • Passport control: show them your passport & visa, admission letter, return ticket and evidence of finance • Pick up your luggage • Are you being picked up at the airport? • If not, head for the airport train station and buy a ticket for your destination • train information can be checked on www.ns.nl Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Important things to do upon your arrival  Register at the Dutch institution / international office  The institution will assist you to  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 your own embassy! Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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! Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Student housing • In a student room: a shared house, with other students • On-campus (but not common) • Ask the help of your institution! Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Agenda • Impression of the Netherlands • Before departure • Arrival in the Netherlands • Life and study in the Netherlands • After graduation • Holland Alumni Network – HAN Brazil Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Study in the Netherlands • Different education system • Different teaching style • Education shock?! Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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 institution Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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 year Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Lectures • Different types of lectures • Independent, problem-based learning • Practical assignments • Group assignments and self-study • Work experience (internship) • Research • Essays, exams • Interactive • Students are expected to be assertive, be able to work independently and develop a „critical‟ opinion. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Assessment, grading and credits • Exams will consist of questions that ask to reproduce knowledge but also questions that ask for application, combining, criticizing and concluding. • Exams can be „closed book‟ or „open book‟. • Most students get a mark between 6/60 and 8/80. • Grading is absolute with a fixed minimum score for passing. • Rules are rules. Norms for grading and assessment regulations are hardly ever deviated from. • 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! Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Relation teacher-student formal --------------------------------------------x------- informal equal ----x----------------------------------------------- hierarchical • There is limited distance between teachers and students. • Dutch teachers are informal. They allow students to call them by their first name. • A teacher is very accessible and tends to be a true interlocutor for his/her students. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Relation between students individualists -------------x------------------------------------- group • Dutch students socialize with each other in study/student associations, sports clubs etc. • It may seem that friendships with Dutch students are less easy to establish compared to other countries. It is less common to eat together, or visit each other‟s houses. • However, being part of an international classroom and/or living in students houses offers students the chance to meet students from all over the world Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Interaction in classroom one way -------------------------------------------x--------- two way communication communication • In an international classroom it can be difficult to understand each other‟s English. For example, a student from Ghana can speak English in an entirely different way compared to a student from Mexico. • Lecturers raise questions to students and the other way round, discussion is stimulated. • Team work as a method to learn from each other. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Direction of the learning process lecturer ---------------------------------------x----------- student • There is less focus on the reproduction of knowledge. • Students need to develop and express their own opinions and creativity in applying their newly acquired knowledge. • Students are expected to study actively and independently. • Lectures are often not compulsory. • Mix between detailed instructions and open assignments. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Aim of the learning process understanding ----------------------------------------x------------ professional of theory and/or academic skills • Memorizing and understanding are seen as valuable but only as the first step of learning. More emphasis is put on development of academic and/or professional skills. • Students are expected to use the knowledge (applying, combining, selecting, and concluding) and develop an own opinion and critical attitude towards knowledge. • For most Dutch students getting a passing grade is sufficient (6). • Dutch students are more process-oriented (knowing how to apply their newly acquired knowledge) instead of result driven (getting the highest grade for an exam). Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Use of resources many ------x------------------------------------------------ few • International students will have to get used of the specific resources that they have at their disposal in the Netherlands like for instance Blackboard i.e. the online learning community/environment used by many Dutch higher education institutions. • Students are expected to have basic practical skills already (computer skills, lab skills, field skills) • Lectures are used to introduce the topic; not to present all content. • More compulsory and recommended literature available than students can study in the time available. Students are expected to have skills in selecting literature and selecting the relevant sections for detailed study. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Education shock • Dutch education style can differ from the style at home • You bring a set of values and expectations from your own country, culture and education • The difference can result in frustration, feeling offended and fear at first • Start with an open mind and postpone judgement! (Source: Ieneke ten Dam) Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Student life in the Netherlands • Welcome reception for international students • Where to buy food? • Shopping • Transportation • Networking • Visiting people • Not feeling well? • Public holidays Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Welcome reception Dutch institutions organize welcome receptions for international students. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Culture shock 1. Tourist phase / honeymoon 2. I-hate-this country phase 3. Adjustment phase 4. Mastery phase Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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 • 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 Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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 friends Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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 In case of an emergency: • Call 112 (police, fire, ambulance) • Hospital Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Visiting people • Dutch tend not like spontaneous or unannounced visits • Coffee is always ready to be served! • Gift for your host: flowers, cookies or chocolates Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Shopping • City centre • Shopping etiquette • Take a shopping bag with you • Paying in cash/by „chipknip‟/pin • Bargaining is not customary • Eye contact and greetings • In general: Monday to Friday 9:00 - 18:00 hrs, Saturday 9:00-17.00 hrs • “Koopavond” - late night shopping: one evening each week shops close at 21:00 hrs (Thursday or Friday) • “Koopzondag” – Sunday trading: shops sometimes open on Sundays. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Where to buy food? • Buy food at the supermarket (Aldi, Lidl and Bas = relatively cheap) (Albert Heijn, C1000, Super de Boer = relatively expensive) Some supermarkets are open from 8:00 hrs till 22:00 hrs • Avondwinkel: shops that are open till late at night from 22.00-6.00 hrs (expensive!) • Ethnic shops such as Asian (Indonesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai) Moroccan, Japanese, Indian etc. • Open air market: 1 or 2 times a week • University canteens • Restaurants (some expensive), some cafes offer cheap „dagmenu‟s‟ • Dutch food Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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 Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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! Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Public holidays and traditions 1 January New Year‟s Day 29 March Good Friday 31 March Easter 1 April Easter 30 April Queen‟s Day* 4 May Remembrance Day 5 May Liberation Day 9 May Ascension Day 19-20 May Whitsun (Pentecost) 17 September Prinsjesdag 5 December Sinterklaas 25-26 December Christmas Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Student life • Member of a club or association • Member of sports club • Hang out • Terrace culture Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Costs of living & part-time job Life and study in Holland €800 - €1,100 a month (total expenses) Two job options: 1. 10 hours a week, all year round 2. Full-time during June, July and August only • If you don‟t work officially (zwart werk), you are not covered by insurance • Employers are not always willing to apply for the work permit for international students, which makes it difficult to find a legal part-time job in the Netherlands • We don‟t recommend working while studying Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • 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‟s Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Websites • Brazilian Embassy in The Hague http://www.brazilianembassy.nl/ • Brazilian Consulate in Rotterdam http://roterda.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/ Dutch Ministry of foreign affairs www.minbuza.nl/en/home Dutch government immigration website http://www.newtoholland.nl • International Students www.internationalstudents.nl www.internationalstudy.nl • Aduana Holandesa www.douane.nl • Insurance www.ips-lippmann.com www.myaon.nl/students • Nuffic (Study in Holland, Nuffic Neso Brazil and HAN Brazil) www.nuffic.nl www.estudenaholanda.org www.hanbrazil.org www.orangestudents.nl • Ciência sem Fronteiras www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br • MRE – Brasileiros no Mundo http://www.brasileirosnomundo.itamara ty.gov.br/ • MTE – Brasileiras e Brasileiros no exterior – informações úteis http://www.mte.gov.br/trab_estrang/Br asil
    • Agenda • Impression of the Netherlands • Before departure • Arrival in the Netherlands • Life and study in the Netherlands • After graduation • Holland Alumni Network – HAN Brazil Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • After graduation Don‟t forget to have your degree certificate authenticated!
    • Legalizing your degree DUO – IB-groep Diploma 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 http://www.duo.nl/International_visitors/Diploma_assessment/Going_ abroad/Legalizing/s10_Legalizing.asp. Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Stamps You 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 the Embassy (or Consulate) of your country in the Netherlands • Legalize signature and Dutch procedure Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Job opportunities • The 12-month „search year‟ • Work as a highly skilled migrant • Job agency for international students and graudates in the Netherlands Don’t forget to join in the Holland Alumni Network after your study! Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Agenda • Impression of the Netherlands • Before departure • Arrival in the Netherlands • Life and study in the Netherlands • After graduation • Holland Alumni Network – HAN Brazil Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • • Part of the global platform • Started its activities in november 2010 • Site: www.hanbrazil.org • FB Page: www.facebook.com/hanbrazil Statistics: 1000 + registered alumni 2000 Facebook fans HAN Brazil Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Main activities: - Promote the interaction among alumni as well as between future students; - Hold events focused on networking and professional qualification; - Centralize communication between Nuffic, DHEI, alumni and Dutch companies; HAN Brazil Impression Before departure Arrival Life and study in the Netherlands After graduation HAN Brazil
    • Good luck and the best of success with your study programme in Holland!