Preparatory Workshops

Preparatory Workshops

The main goals of the Preparatory workshops and or courses for Study financing Recipients are to ensure that parents, guardians and students are well prepared for living and studying abroad, to promote financial responsibility to provide information regarding the study financing program, the rights and obligations of students and to promote good study habits.

It is mandatory for applicants to attend all preparatory courses and workshops.

The 2019 PREPARATORY COURSES FOR STUDY FINANCING RECIPIENTS (PCSR): 

  1. Europe(Holland, UK, Belgium):

    • February – May:
      • Psycho-social-emotional workshops conducted by SSSD
    • June:
      • Student Transitioning for Educational Purposes In the Netherlands (STEPIN) workshops conducted by DSF and partners
      • Topics
        • Study Financing Basics
        • Dutch Study Culture – SXM vs. NL Lifestyles
        • Social Skills – Communication (Language)
        • Essentials Scavenger Hunt
        • Student Academic Accountability
        • International Survival Skills
        • Dutch Rights & Obligations (Legal)
        • Civil Registry
        • Dutch Language Communication Basics
        • Introduction to Life in the Netherlands – Living Essentials
        • Understanding the Educational System (Study Cities Breakdown)
        • Insurance Information
        • Budgeting (& Banking Options)
        • Strategies for Academic Success in NL
        • Academic Success on MBO Level
        • Do’s Don’ts & Dangers of life in the Netherlands
        • Staying Healthy – Mind, Body & Soul
        • Study Financing Follow-Up Essentials
        • Role and responsibilities /Motivational Speaker – St. Maarten House
        • Home Life & Maintenance – School Balance
        • Cooking Skills
        • Goal Setting & Self-Management
        • Parent Information Session
    • August:
      • Orientation week in the Netherlands
  2. The Region (USA, Canada, Caribbean)

    • July:
      • Student Transitioning for Educational Purposes In the Region (STEP) workshops conducted by DSF and partners
      • Topics
        • Study Financing Basics
        • Coping with cultural differences and lifestyles
        • Social Skills – Communication (Language)
        • Student Academic Accountability
        • International Survival Skills
        • Rights & Obligations (Legal)
        • Civil Registry
        • Understanding the Educational System
        • Insurance Information
        • Budgeting (& Banking Options)
        • Strategies for Academic Success
        • Do’s Don’ts & Dangers of life abroad
        • Staying Healthy – Mind, Body & Soul
        • Home Life & Maintenance – School Balance
        • Cooking Skills
        • Goal Setting & Self-Management
        • Parent Information Session
        • PERT preparatory workshops

 

 

 

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