New beginnings for the international resident
Connecting Worlds Services
Helping people adapt, integrate and develop
Practical information in English
Welcomes You to the Northern Netherlands...
CONNECT INTERNATIONAL serves the international community in the Northern Netherlands for almost 20 years. Our ultimate goal is to help internationals coming to live in the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe to feel at home as quickly as possible. To reach this goal we focus on the following services and activities:
We organize events in English where expats can meet each other and get first-hand information about life in the Netherlands.
We offer personal advice and practical information to help newly arrived expats to navigate through complex matters of settling, living and working in the Netherlands.
We educate Dutch companies and their international staff about intercultural differences they might encounter on the work floor and in daily life.
We inform our members about the most important and interesting happenings in the region to empower them with knowledge, even if they do not speak Dutch (yet).
We share our knowledge and resources with the International Welcome Center North being one of its proud founding partners*.
And we are always ready to answer your questions, to help solve your issues, to listen to your ideas and concerns and to support your new beginnings - in person during our regular open office hours, or via telephone or e-mail.
Learn more about Connect International, our history and our team here.
Looking for Relocation Services of CONNECT INTERNATIONAL? Read more about the new Connect Relocation V.O.F. here.
*CONNECT INTERNATIONAL is one of the founders of the International Welcome Center North, a cooperation between the Municipality of Groningen, the University of Groningen, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and Stichting Connect International.
CONNECT INTERNATIONAL is the tradename of Stichting Connect International, registered in the Netherlands under the Chamber of Commerce (KvK), number 02064544.
CONNECT INTERNATIONAL was partially funded in the past by the following parties: