In Arnhem, approximately 2,700 international students study at the three universities of applied sciences: HAN, ArtEZ and Van Hall Larenstein. A large proportion of these students remain in the Netherlands during the current corona crisis – in some cases they choose this themselves, in others it is no longer possible for them to go home. Besides that, there are also a lot of Dutch students that could use some help and support during this time.
The current situation has a major impact on the social and emotional well-being of international and Dutch students. To provide them with some support, we have created the Arnhem Student Point Buddy Box. With the Buddy Box we want to offer students of ArtEZ, HAN and HVHL (no matter you’re in Arnhem, Zwolle, Enschede, Nijmegen or elsewhere) support in the form of a Buddy – someone they can talk to online, to whom they can ask their questions and someone who lets them know that they are not alone and will not be forgotten. Help us to help students and become a buddy!
This initiative was set up in collaboration with the initiators of the Saxion Buddy Box. Are you a Saxion student, click here!