Netherlands Worldwide Students

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Netherlands Worldwide Students (Dutch: Nederlandse Wereldwijde Studenten), NWS for short, is a Dutch student organisation based in Amsterdam.

NEWS forms a worldwide network of Dutch students currently, formerly and prospectively enrolled at foreign universities or professional schools. It offers a platform for joint activities and bridges the gap to the government, private sector, academic sector and society of the Netherlands. Next to that NWS tries to maintain the connection between Dutch students abroad and the Netherlands.

NWS Clubs also form an integral part of the NWS network, offering local activities, borrels and Dutch gezelligheid at universities outside of the Netherlands. NWS Clubs are active at Harvard, Cornell, Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Paris and Bruges, amongst others.

In addition, NWS maintains an online database of Dutch students currently or formerly enrolled at foreign universities. This network provides its participants access to local contacts, knowledge and advice in any sector or country to facilitate studying abroad or returning to the Netherlands. NWS also has its own Wiki-based site, for user-generated information on studying abroad, foreign universities, financial aid and such.

NWS was founded in 2007 by and for students and is completely run by volunteers. It receives support from Nuffic, the IB-Group and several Dutch multinationals.

NWS as a part of their activities conducts a research amongst its members. A research is publicated every other year, and usually involves Dutch students going abroad and the obstacles they experience and their return to the Netherlands.

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