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Expat Parents - Share Your Views on Dutch Education!

Written by Gabriel Rodriguez

Calling all expat parents! On the whole, The Netherlands is a great place to live for expats, but as with anything, there's always room for improvement. The International Community Advisory Panel, established in 2016 to challenge misperceptions and increase knowledge about the international community in the Netherlands, focuses on issues of particular interest to expats, including housing, healthcare, diversity, and education. They're currently conducting a survey of local expat parents who have children in school in order to add to their research and come up with action items to advocate on behalf of our community.

What are your experiences of the education system, local or international? Do you have suggestions about how to make it better for expats here in The Netherlands? And how do you feel about our local schools' response to the pandemic? Make your voice heard and participate in their survey! It just takes a few minutes and can help a lot of people in the future! You can find the survey here.

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