Posts over housing groningen
Boudewijn Otten 29 August, 2018

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...

Cas Mooij 4 October, 2017

Stuck inside of Groningen with the housing blues

Everyone interested in local news knows about it: hundreds of foreign students do not have a decent room or housing in Groningen. Parties within the council are upset, landlords discriminate against foreigners and boys, students are left to their own...

Chris 15 September, 2017

Internationals can’t find room in Groningen

International student housing in Groningen is a mess this year. Many students couldn't and still can't find a room. Our new interns spoke to international students, Hanze and protesters to see what has to be done and what has already been done ab...

Anne Floor Lanting 23 May, 2016

Inviting foreign students into local democracy

International students make up a large part of the Groningen student population. Yet, they are not as involved in the local democracy as they could be. City council member Arend Jan Wonink wants to encourage them to have their say. Making sure...

Thom Edinger 13 May, 2016

Deplorable housing for international students

Students from abroad are not satisfied with their housing. Just about everything goes wrong and it's mostly a lack of communication that causes these persistent problems. Problems that the municipality and the two Groningen universities should take s...