Students from all over the world are studying at Wageningen University. The university is known for its international character, which makes it attractive for international students to come to Wageningen. Therefore some program parts, for example Crossing Borders and meet the Dutch, focus mainly on the cultural differences between students in Wageningen.
Crossing borders is an evening where cultures from all over the world are represented. International organisationas and international students will show you the best of their home country, culture and religion.
During meet the Dutch, you will get to know Dutch culture. There will be workshops or activities that intergrate the Dutch culture and habits into an informal and fun evening.
Living in Wageningen means being part of a society with over a hundred different nationalities. With so many different home countries, you can expect that there will be all kinds of religious backgrounds.
Because Christianity is the main religion in the Netherlands. Christian (student)organisations organizes a church service on Sunday morning for AID participants. This is not obligatory. It is an ecumenical service meant for all Christian religions.
If you have another religion, you can still join the AID of course. There are a lot of other religious groups in Wageningen, you will get to know them during the week. Furthermore, remember that you do not have to join all program parts if this is not in accordance with your religion.
There is a silence room on campus that you can visit if you want to.
During the AID we try to take as much as possible into account, but with more than 2400 students participating we cannot fulfil all needs, we hope you understand.
For students following Ramadan we provide food bags when this occurs during the AID. This way you can save your lunch and dinner for later.
For students who want to eat halal food, we suggest to choose for a vegetarian diet. Because you eat at a lot of different associations during the week, we cannot guarantee all meat is halal. In Wageningen there are several grocery stores which sell halal meat.
Students who want to eat special food from their home country have to buy this food themselves.