Holland-bound students scheduled to leave July 30

~ Preparatory workshops ongoing ~

PHILIPSBURG–Students who are scheduled to pursue their studies in the Netherlands will be leaving the country on Sunday, July 30. Two staff members from the Division of Study Financing will accompany them.

An orientation week is being organised for the students in the Netherlands from July 31 to August 5. Various activities and sessions will take place to ensure a smooth transition from St. Maarten to the Netherlands, it was stated in a press release on Wednesday.

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The dates of departure for the students leaving for the United States (US) and other countries/islands within the region may vary. However, students who will be pursuing their studies at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) are scheduled to leave on August 8.

In the meantime, preparatory workshops are being conducted for study financing recipients who will be pursuing their studies in the Netherlands. The sessions are being held at the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Various topics are being addressed including academic accountability, Dutch rights and obligations, dos and don’ts, dangers of life in the Netherlands, budgeting and understanding the educational system, among others.

On Wednesday, July 5, the Division Study Financing will be conducting a preparatory workshop for study financing recipients who will be pursuing their studies in the United States, Canada, England, Curaçao and in St. Maarten at NIPA.

The main goal of the preparatory workshop is to ensure that study financing recipients are well prepared for living and studying abroad, to promote financial responsibility and good study habits.

Attendance to these preparatory workshops is mandatory. The session will be held from 8:45am to 12:30pm.

The Division Study Financing has also organised the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) preparatory workshops for study financing recipients who will be pursuing their studies in the United States. The main goals of these workshops are to ensure that study financing recipients are well prepared for the PERT test. PERT is Florida’s common placement test.

The purpose of PERT is to determine accurate course placement based on the student’s skills and abilities. It is aligned with the postsecondary readiness competencies identified by Florida faculty as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. PERT assessment system includes placement and diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing. Attendance to these preparatory workshops is mandatory.

The PERT workshops will be held from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, from 8:45am to 12:00pm at St. Dominic High school.

Additional information can be obtained from the Division of Study Financing at +1-721 542-5497 or email:

info@study-sxm.org .

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67270-holland-bound-students-scheduled-to-leave-july-30

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