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Expat Report Review of American International School of Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands was published
Review-of-American International School of Rotterdam
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Good facilities and resources but feel extra- curricular activities could be improved. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Living-in-Rotterdam
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Definitely take a Dutch class. Although most Dutch people speak English, a Dutch class is a good way to get to know the culture. Being able to read about upcoming concerts, movies, and cultural events makes you feel more at home. Dutch people are really impressed, and friendly, if you try even a few Dutch words. And finally, a Dutch class is a key way to meet other foreigners in your same situation--new, without friends and family, perhaps a bit nervous. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Great comments, but by far, Rotterdam is more ethnically diverse than Amsterdam (35-40% ethnically non-Dutch). There are various migrant community social clubs from all parts of the world, religious as well as non-religious. The only down-side to the non-religious ones is that most require a membership fee, which sortof gives the impression of a "pay-to-play" mentality. Sad, but difficult to do without. Through most official channels you won't easily find the free clubs of people who just want to hang out, and find some recognition and acceptance. I find that it's so important to hook up with people in similar situations, and then branch out from there. Biggest plus to Rotterdam: great parks and festivals!
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Expat Report Info about InTouch Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands was published
Info-about-Rotterdam
Describe your group.
An multi-national social group for english speaking families living in Rotterdam. (Continue)
Expat Report Moving to Rotterdam, Netherlands was published
Moving-to-Rotterdam
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Collect as much information ahead of time about where you are going. Come over for a scout around prior to the move. Rotterdam is a lesser know city for expatriates but they are here and active on forums. (Continue)
Expat Report Moving to Rotterdam, Netherlands was published
Moving-to-Rotterdam
Expat Report Moving to Rotterdam, Netherlands was published
Moving-to-Rotterdam
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
FINDING an apartment is the difficult part of moving to the Netherlands. Amsterdam is probably the most difficult place to search. People are on waiting lists for years to get even a small place. The more you are willing to spend, the faster you will find a place. Knowing people helps you find a goods place both in terms of getting advice on neighborhoods and in terms of hearing of vacant places. The best places never even get advertised--a friend will offer his place to another friend first. (Continue)
Expat Report Jobs in Rotterdam, Netherlands was published
Jobs-in-Rotterdam
What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?
Make sure you are ok with adversity, not understanding what's being said around you, willing to report to the police on short notice, never understanding what your mail says, and getting phone calls from your loving family in the middle of the night because they got the time difference wrong. (Continue)

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