Workshop Introduction to the Netherlands

Join the next workshop on Tuesday June 8th 2021!

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Tue 8 June 2021


For registration, please send an email to , with your name, nationality and science group

Target group:

Newly arrived international staff of Wageningen University and Research and their partners, who will be staying in the Netherlands for 6 months or longer. Group size: 15 participants.


After this workshop participants

  • Are aware of the process of migration /integration into a new society and know the stages of culture shock and how these (might) affect themselves
  • Have insight in some basic values and norms of Dutch society and how these relate to their own cultural background
  • Received information about current rituals and symbols in Dutch society, which can help them to adapt to their new life
  • Have met colleagues of Wageningen UR who are in the same stage of the acculturation process and with whom they can share experiences and ideas to feel more at home in Wageningen

Content and methods:

Interactive presentations, case studies, exercises and discussion on the acculturation process, culture shock, Dutch culture (values and norms, rituals and symbols), exchange of experiences participants, discussion with a panel of “experts” through online platform.

Expected program of the workshop:

09:30 - 10:15 Introduction and Dutch culture
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Quiz, culture shock and experience sharing
11:45 - 12:00 Wrap up and Q&A

Due to COVID-19, the upcoming workshops will be held online until further notice.