Survival guide to living in the Netherlands presented | THE DAILY HERALD

From left: Unified St. Maarten Chapter Director Carmencita Lammar, Philipsburg Jubilee Library Interim Director Irmin Hughes, Public Relations Officer Maryland Powell and Zeynep Sabahoglu with a copy of “Unified St. Maarten Connection Student Manual: Survival Guide to living in the Netherlands.”


PHILIPSBURG–The Unified St. Maarten Connection Students Manual: Survival Guide to living in the Netherlands was presented to Philipsburg Jubilee Library’s Interim Director Irmin Hughes and public relations officer Maryland Powell. The Survival Guide was established in 2016 by Unified St. Maarten Connection (USC) with the primary goal of preparing secondary school students for their tertiary education in the Netherlands.

It provides information to young professionals who are recently graduated and ready to enter into the job market in the Netherlands and to those interested in returning to the Windward Islands after completing their studies in the Netherlands.

USC is a non-profit foundation founded in the Netherlands in 2012 with the goal of building unity among aspiring students and young professionals from St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba residing in the Netherlands and in St. Maarten.

The manual has been written by a group of talented, motivated young professionals with experience with life in the Netherlands. The dedicated group found their own unique ways and approaches for a happier student life and successful academic experience in the Netherlands and felt that with this manual they could further assist potential aspiring students towards a successful experience. Sound advice is provided on critical social issues to better prepare students for their journey to the Netherlands.

USC published their fourth version of its student manual, and this year the guide also includes information regarding the process of students returning to the islands.

The guide is an effective means to assist in the transition from living in St. Maarten to living and settling within the Netherlands, as most students from the Dutch Caribbean face nostalgia and culture differences as they integrate into a new environment.

The sole copy that was given to the Library will be placed in the archives with viewing possibilities on the premises. Also, secondary students are encouraged to download the student manual from the USC website https// visit the Facebook handling app .

The USC student manual was gratefully received and is now available to the general public at the Library.

Source: The Daily Herald