International students at the MARUG

The University of Groningen is becoming more international every year. To support the internationalisation, the MARUG has changed into an international study association. Nowadays, almost all our events are in English and a lot of committees are open for international students as well. 

It is quite a big step to leave your foreign country and move to the Netherlands. The culture, university and people are sometimes very different from the country you lived in. The MARUG tries to help international students to guide them through these difficulties and make international students fully integrate in de Dutch culture and of course in Groningen! 

Because many international students are not familiar with study associations, its goals and events, we the Media Team interviewed two international active members. They emphasized the value of becoming a member of the MARUG, as well as attending events and joining a committee. We believe that international students can develop themselves professionally and on a social level, just like Dutch students.

Watch the video below to see the MARUG experience of Johann and Louise.