You’ve probably heard of the exceptionally good level of English that the majority of Dutch individuals speak. For this reason, learning Dutch is probably something you haven’t even considered. Moreover, you probably think you won’t have the time or resources to give learning some Dutch a go. Here at UU, we hope to change your mind!
As admitted students of Utrecht, you are entitled to a free Dutch language course provided by UU. This course is designed to give you an idea of what it’s like to be an international student in the Netherlands, specifically one studying in Utrecht, and will run you through the basic vocabulary needed to survive during your time here, such as navigating the transport in Utrecht and the rest of the Netherlands, where to buy your groceries and other items, and how to find your way around the city on a bicycle.
So not only will you learn enough Dutch needed to impress the locals, but can also gain an idea of what student life in Utrecht is like, and familiarize yourself with the best places to see, eat, and drink before you arrive.