Boudewijn Otten
Boudewijn Otten 4 September, 2018
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Please to meet you, internationals #3

Hanze University welcomed over a thousand new students from abroad. What do they expect of their stay in Groningen? Today's stranger in town: miss Twin Peaks. Doroteya Veselinova (18), Bulgaria ‘I have been in Groningen for less than a mon...

Boudewijn Otten 31 August, 2018
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Please to meet you, internationals #2

These days students from all over the world are visiting Hanze University for the first time. Who are they and what are they looking for? Please to meet you, miss nine-ball. Stevie Atterbury (23), Chicago, United States of America ‘I am pu...

Boudewijn Otten 30 August, 2018
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Please to meet you, internationals #1

Today and tomorrow students from all over the world are visiting Hanze University for the first time. Who are they and what are they looking for? Please to meet you, mister Free Spirit.  Wahyudio Mahesa (24), Bandung, Indonesia ‘My name i...

Boudewijn Otten 29 August, 2018
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Homeless in a weird city

‘They tried to scam me, for sure’, Ignacy (19) says. ‘The woman I had contact with on Facebook, was unable to come and see me, because she was in Switzerland. But if I transferred the money to her account, she would send me the keys of the Gron...

Boudewijn Otten 22 August, 2018
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Emergency couchsurfing in Groningen

‘They are not only students, that surprised me too. Regular Groningers also participate. Even in surrounding villages people want to help, some for a few nights, others even for as long as two months.’ Koen Marée (24) is somewhat startled by the...

Boudewijn Otten 21 August, 2018
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Desperately in need of rooms

Providing accommodation to about three thousand students from abroad, that is the challenge Groningen faces the upcoming weeks. For the majority of these students, a solution is on the horizon, but not for everyone. ‘We do whatever we can, but a sc...