GEZOCHT: Studenten dineren met internationals

2015-12-12_kerstdinerWij zijn benaderd door medewerkers/studenten van de FEM met betrekking tot een project om Nederlandse en internationale studenten met elkaar in contact te brengen met het oog op de kerstdagen. Het initiatief gaat erom dat internationale studenten komen dineren bij Nederlandse studenten en hun familie of vrienden om op deze manier meer te leren over elkaars cultuur en gewoontes. Ben jij geïnteresseerd in dit interculturele project en zou jij, samen met je vrienden of familie, een internationale student willen uitnodigen voor een diner om meer over elkaars cultuur te weten te komen? Stuur dang een e-mail naar overspannend@svtrifonius.nl.

Zie onderstaand bericht, ontvangen vanuit de organisatoren van dit uitwisselingsproject:

“I am Frederica Gu, an international student of Economy and Management Faculty of HAN University.

The intercultural coordinator, Saskia Kreutzer, in my faculty is planning a project to promote the cultural interaction between the Dutch students and the international students in our university. Now this project is in the trial phase, and I am Ms. Kreutzer’s assistant for this project. We are looking for the international students who would like to join in Dutch family dinner and the corresponding Dutch students who would like to invite international students to have dinner with their families or friends. And then we match the both parties. By sharing delicious food and different thoughts, we hope the international students can know deeper about Dutch culture and the Dutch students and their families or friends can learn more about the cultures in other countries. Besides, hopefully they will improve their English speaking together.

The Dutch students who take English course already have contact with the international students during the daily classes, which means they don’t really need an external party to facilitate the cultural interaction among them. Thus, our main task is trying to match the international students who take the English Intensive Course and the Dutch students who take Dutch course. Because there is no Dutch students in the English Intensive Course, and there is no international students in Dutch course. They need a third party to build a bridge between them if they want to know about each other’s culture. And this bridge, I think, had better be built by intercultural projects together with student associations. Only when we cooperate with each other, can we reach the both parties (the intercultural projects get in touch with the international students taking English intensive course; the student associations contact the Dutch students taking Dutch course), and thus promote the cultural interaction between them.

For the coming Christmas holiday, we, as the intercultural project side, would like to start our trial of this new intercultural idea and therefore ask you, as the student association side, to help us complete this trial by finding no more than 6 Dutch students in your faculty who would like to invite international students to have dinner with their families or friends during the Christmas holiday. Afterwards, this trial will be evaluated according to the feedback of your student association and the involved students. Based on the evaluation result, our intercultural coordinator, Ms. Kreutzer, will decide whether to make this intercultural project a formal project in our university by applying for the approval from the management or not. Once this project is approved, our collaboration should officially start. So my dear fellow students in the student association of engineering faculty, are you interested in this intercultural project? And would you like to help us with the trial by finding no more than 6 Dutch students in your faculty who would like to invite international students to have dinner with their families or friends during the Christmas holiday?

If you need more information or have any questions, feel free to contact the intercultural coordinator Ms. Kreutzer: saskia.kreutzer@han.nl