New ISOW committee members introduce themselves
Out of 70 candidates, seven new ISOW committee members were chosen
recently. They come from all over the world, but have one thing in common:
their motivation to make a positive contribution to the social life of
international students in Wageningen. After their first official meeting on
Sunday 19 January, Wb met a number of them in café De Zaaier.
Ute Achenbach from Germany, Secretary
Living in Wageningen is not as tough for Ute Achenbach as it is for some
international students. Dutch and German cultures are fairly similar, so
she has not encountered problems with integration herself. However, in
general she thinks the integration of Dutch and international students is
not going too well. According to Achenbach this is partly due to practical
things like announcements for movies or happenings being only in Dutch.
“There is a lack of balance in things going on between Dutch and