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English Language Summer School

Since 2009 we are implementing a program of learning English language in one of the most unique countries in the world – the Netherlands! Coming summer we invite you to the Summer English learning program in the Netherlands, where you can significantly improve your language skills, as well as spend time in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and meet lots of people from all over the world!

The next program will take place from mid July till mid August 2018!

If you are curious to see what our students have done during previous trips or want to ask a question related to the program, check our Facebook group –

https://www.facebook.com/groups/182210028509276/

See you in the Netherlands!

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Effective Communication Skills Workshop

Effective communication is on of the key skills for the success in nearly any organization, especially in international environment! Effective communicational skills will help you to have your voice heard, to build good relationships with colleagues and partners.

We invite you to join the training course on Effective Communication. The course will allow you to develop your communicational skills and be more effective communicating with other people.

The course will take part from 12th August till 17th October 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

During the course you will learn how to build the build arguments, what are the rules of strong argumentation. You will develop your skills of effective communication in discussions.

Effective communication is the key for effective partnership with other organizations. The course will allow you to develop your communicational skills and be able easier finding partners for new projects.

The training course on Effective Communication will allow you to develop your communicational skills and to build the discussions in effective manner. You will learn how to find the arguments in order to win the debates and lead the groups.

Nowadays, in the époque of globalization understanding of cultural sensitivity in communication is very important. A part of the course will be dedicated to the topic of intercultural communication – how to build the dialogue with people from different countries; what do you need to know communicating with people from other cultures; how to work effectively with foreign partners. The course will allow to develop skills of intercultural communication and become more effective communicating with partners from other countries.The training course consist on various blocks which will be dedicated to the topics mentioned above as well as some other topics related to the effective communication. The course is designed on the courses on effective communication taught in business schools and adjusted to be relevant and useful for youth workers.

The course is designed for professionals who want to improve their communicational skills within the organization as well as with external partners. We encourage young trainers to join the training which will help you to find the ways on how to develop yourself as a trainer.

Information about the program of the course.

The participants are expected to arrive on Sunday. There are no activities planned on that day so in case you arrive early – you are welcome to plan some sightseeing in Moscow or any other program.

From Monday to Friday the participants will have the sessions. The sessions will be dedicated to various aspects of effective communication.

The participants will learn how to build arguments. What are the key aspects for a strong argument in the discussion? How to win the debate? The participants will learn some basic rules on how to build strong argumentation in the discussion.

Some of the sessions will be dedicated to public speaking – how to get the attention of the audience while giving a speech. Participants will learn techniques on how to build the speech to bring the message in the most effective way.

Participants will be introduced to common mistakes during the professional communication – what are the common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Intercultural communication is an important topic in today’s globalizing world. Some sessions will be dedicated on learning more about intercultural communication – how to build successful relations with your international colleagues and partners. Intercultural sensitivity is a necessary quality for the leader of future. The course will help you to understand better intercultural differences and similarities and being able to build effective relations.

Effective communication within a  group is often key for the success of the project! Participants will develop their skills of group work and communication within a group.

How to build the professional relationships with partners? The course will help you to improve your skills of communication with partners.

Some sessions will be dedicated to the leadership – how to develop leadership skills and become a leader.

Participants will be offered a test to determine own characteristics in order to understand better own strengthen and weaknesses.

The methods used during the event will include the lectures, role plays, self-reflection and various exercises done in groups and individually.

There are no activities planned on Saturday. This is the free day that we provide for sightseeing in Moscow for those who are interested to visit touristy places in Moscow or to do something else in the city. So we do not plan anything for that day and you are free to make any plans you want. Of course you can also just leave and travel home on Saturday if you are not interested in sightseeing or have other plans. The accommodation is provided till Sunday.

Sunday is the departure day (unless you decide to leave on Saturday). There are no activities planned for that day. Transfer to the airport will be provided for all participants.

Accommodation

The accommodation during the event will be provided in a unique location – a modern comfortable training center. Participants will sleep and have sessions at the same building! The training center is located in the south of Moscow (so called New Moscow area).

The training center consists on 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large common room for the sessions. In addition to the standard facilities the training center is equipped with Jacuzzi that can be used by participants, the fire place where participants can gather in the evenings together, terrace and other facilities which will make the stay comfortable.

The training center in New Moscow is not just a building! It was constructed with the intention to give participants the feeling of the community together! To facilitate informal contacts among participants outside of the sessions. To activate the creativity

Fully equipped kitchen and the place for BBQing are also available for the participants.

In case of the good weather the outside area can be used by participants as well.

The stay at the training center in New Moscow provides unique experience enhancing the learning process!

Price

The fee for the course is 490 euro. The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course
 Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

Nationals of the most of the countries need a visa to enter to Russia. If you are not sure if you need a visa or not – please send us an email letting us know which nationality you have and we will be happy to advice you if you need a visa or not.

If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note visa invitation is not a visa. With the visa invitation which you will receive from us, you will still need to go to the Russian Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to bring to the Consulate some other documents (usually these includes passport, passport size photo, filled application form, in some cases – insurance, proof of finances and other documents depending on the country where you are applying for a visa). We recommend you to check the website of the Russian Consulate to see the full list of documents you need to present.

Usually it takes about 1-2 weeks to receive a visa at the Consulate after the moment you have submitted your visa application. In most of cases before submitting the visa application you need to make an appointment. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. That is why we recommend you to contact the closest Russian Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment for a visa.

Visa fee varies depending on the country where you apply. For EU citizens in most of cases the visa can be done free of charge. For non-EU citizens the visa fee is 35 or 60 euro (depending on the country where you apply for a visa). Those are the fees if you apply directly at the Consulate. In most of countries you can apply directly to the Consulate but you also have a choice to apply for a visa to the Visa Center of the Consulate, Visa Center, Travel Agency or to another organization. If you are applying through any of those organizations (e.g. anywhere except the Consulate itself) there might be extra charges.

We recommend you to apply for a visa as soon as possible. And of course – in case of any questions on any stage of visa application we will be more than happy to assist!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55

Democracy & Human Rights

Do you want to develop your skills in the field of democracy and human rights and become a strong defender of those in your country and globally?! Then this course is for you!

We invite you to join a course on Democracy and Human Rights designed for youth workers who work in this field. The course designed for both – youth workers who work in the field of strengthening democracy and human rights in society as well as for youth workers who work providing democracy and human rights education.

The course will take place from 5th till 12th August 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

Democracy and human rights are powerful tools for the developing of society. But how can we reach required level of their development? We invite youth workers who want to discuss these issues together and find the answers to join the course!

The course is designed for youth workers who would like to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of democracy and human rights and education in the field of democracy and human rights.

We invite experienced youth workers as well as youth workers who have none or minimal experience in the field of democracy and human rights. The course is for those who would like to learn more about the topics and determine the ways how they can develop their future work in the fields of democracy and human rights.

The following topics will be discussed within the course:

The development of democracy and human rights – what are the ways how youth workers can influence on the level of the development of democracy and human rights; sharing best practices in the field of democracy and human rights.

Democracy and human rights education – what is the role of education in the field of democracy and human rights; where to find the tools and the programs on this education; how to become a human rights trainer.

Youth projects in the field of democracy and human rights – which kind of youth projects in the field of democracy and human rights can be developed, what are the organizations sponsoring such projects.

Funding opportunities – what are the funding opportunities for projects in the field of democracy and human rights.

Partnerships – how to find partners for the projects in the field of democracy and human rights; participants will be also introduced to each other as potential partners and will learn about the possibilities for cooperation.

Careers for specialists in the areas of democracy and human rights – what are the career opportunities for the specialists in these fields; careers at UN, Amnesty International and other international organizations.

Other topics upon request – we try to make the course as suitable to learning needs of participants as possible and therefore we leave the space in the program to include the sessions based upon the requests of participants about what they would like to learn.

This is not just a coincidence that we conduct the course on Democracy and Human Rights in Russia – the country where both categories – democracy&human rights – are challenged a lot nowadays. Today Russia is experiencing serious difficulties in the fields of the development of democracy and human rights. That is why we believe that Moscow creates perfect environment for discussing these topics. Here you can realize how important these topics are and which significant role they can play in society.

The course is organized by the The Netherlands Education Group. Participants who will complete the course will be provided the certificates issued by the The Netherlands Education Group .

There is a high demand in good specialists in the field of the development of democracy and human rights in the world. The course could be useful for those youth workers who do not have much experience in these fields yet but would like to develop their career further in these directions. Understanding the nature of democracy and human rights, being able to see the ways how to develop them in society, having good knowledge on education in the field of democracy and human rights you will be a wanted specialist in any international organization who is working in this area! If you are considering international career in the field of democracy and human rights – in your home country or abroad – this course can be a good starting point!

Are you passionate about the development of democracy and human rights in your country and globally – then join the course to strengthen your skills as human rights and democracy defender!

Accommodation

The accommodation during the event will be provided in a unique location – a modern comfortable training center. Participants will sleep and have sessions at the same building! The training center is located in the south of Moscow (so called New Moscow area).

The training center consists on 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large common room for the sessions. In addition to the standard facilities the training center is equipped with Jacuzzi that can be used by participants, the fire place where participants can gather in the evenings together, terrace and other facilities which will make the stay comfortable.

The training center in New Moscow is not just a building! It was constructed with the intention to give participants the feeling of the community together! To facilitate informal contacts among participants outside of the sessions. To activate the creativity

Fully equipped kitchen and the place for BBQing are also available for the participants.

In case of the good weather the outside area can be used by participants as well.

The stay at the training center in New Moscow provides unique experience enhancing the learning process!

Price

The fee for the course is 490 euro. The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course
 Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

Nationals of the most of the countries need a visa to enter to Russia. If you are not sure if you need a visa or not – please send us an email letting us know which nationality you have and we will be happy to advice you if you need a visa or not.

If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note visa invitation is not a visa. With the visa invitation which you will receive from us, you will still need to go to the Russian Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to bring to the Consulate some other documents (usually these includes passport, passport size photo, filled application form, in some cases – insurance, proof of finances and other documents depending on the country where you are applying for a visa). We recommend you to check the website of the Russian Consulate to see the full list of documents you need to present.

Usually it takes about 1-2 weeks to receive a visa at the Consulate after the moment you have submitted your visa application. In most of cases before submitting the visa application you need to make an appointment. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. That is why we recommend you to contact the closest Russian Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment for a visa.

Visa fee varies depending on the country where you apply. For EU citizens in most of cases the visa can be done free of charge. For non-EU citizens the visa fee is 35 or 60 euro (depending on the country where you apply for a visa). Those are the fees if you apply directly at the Consulate. In most of countries you can apply directly to the Consulate but you also have a choice to apply for a visa to the Visa Center of the Consulate, Visa Center, Travel Agency or to another organization. If you are applying through any of those organizations (e.g. anywhere except the Consulate itself) there might be extra charges.

We recommend you to apply for a visa as soon as possible. And of course – in case of any questions on any stage of visa application we will be more than happy to assist!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55

Discover Russia – a trip to Moscow!

We would like to invite you to join our trip to one of the most unique cities in the world –Moscow! During the one-week you will visit all the famous tourist sights. You will be infinitely impressed by the diversity of architecture styles in Moscow. Red Square and Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, huge parks and many other discoveries are waiting for you! Also there are will be participants all over the world, who will share this unforgettable experience with you!

Moscow is one of the biggest cities in the world with more than 15 million inhabitants! Moscow is a city of diversities and contrasts: architectural heritage vs. breathtaking skyscrapers, elite neighbourhoods vs. housing estates. You have heard a lot about Russia and Moscow from the news and books – time to visit it yourself and make own conclusions!

The participants will be offered accommodation in a unique venue – a Russian house in Moscow with fire place, gym and other facilities! A great time is guaranteed! Join us for this trip to Moscow! Gain an unforgettable experience, meet great people and do so in one of the most famous and at the same time – the most unknown city in the world – Moscow!

The dates are 18 February – 25 February, 2018.

Program

What do we offer?

Transfer (each participant will be accompanied his personal English-speaking guide)

Accommodation (double rooms)

Breakfast

Transport

The program for each day will be the following:

MONDAY City Tour&Gorkiy park
City-Tour covers: Moscow Kremlin (including cathedrals), the Red Square, Tverskaya Street, the St Basil’s Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Mausoleum, Gum, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Arbat street (the old artistic street). Afterwards, the group will be taken to Gorkiy park where participants will meet a great diversity of various activities.
TUESDAY the Cathedral of Christ the Savior& the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts&Gorky Park                       Excursion to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, excursion to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Afterwards, the group will have a walk to the Gorky park where participants will have a great diversity of activities.
WEDNESDAY Tretyakov Gallery&VDNKH park         Excursion to Tretyakov Gallery – treasury of Russian fine arts. Then, the group will visit VDNKH – one of the most important places for the economy during the Soviet Union which used to be the exhibition of all the achievements of the Soviet economy. Today it still keeps the spirit of Soviet Times.
THURSDAY Victory Park&Moscow City
Victory park (Poklonnaya Hill) is a memorial complex dedicated to Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany. Victory Park features are an open-air Weaponry and Fortification Exposition. The Park boasts a complete collection of armored vehicles, from the light tanks of the early war years to later, heavy models, which fought in Berlin in 1945. Then the group will walk to Moscow City is the new business area with the largest skyscrapers of Moscow.
FRIDAY Kolomenskoe &Shopping
Kolomenskoe is a museum-reserve where you can plunge into Ancient Russian atmosphere, see old churchies and old Russian churches and Wooden Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich
After we will drive to MEGA – a shopping center outside of the city center. One of the largest shopping centers in Europe – the size is about 157 000 sq.km.
SATURDAY The group will be taken to the city center and left there for the whole day. So we do not plan any additional activities for this day – each participant can decide what she/he wants to do. In the evening minibus will pick up the group in the agreed place and drive them to the house.

Price

The fee for the course is 490 euro. The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

Accommodation

The accommodation will be provided in a comfortable house in Moscow – in the area of so-called New Moscow! Participants of the trip will stay together in the same house. The house has 3 floors, 8 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, a huge living room with an open kitchen, gym and fireplace where people can get together in the evenings.
Two people will stay per room.
Upon arrival to the airport participants will be picked up at the airport and driven to the house. On the departure day the transportation to the airport also will be provided.
The beautiful house in addition to standard facilities has a barbeque place, which can be used by participants, outside area and roof terrace. Smoking is allowed only outdoors.
Breakfast will be provided in the mornings in the house – before the group leaves for the program for the day.
The house used to be a family house. How it is turned into modern training center with all the necessary facilities and used for various organized trips.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the cours

Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

Nationals of the most of the countries need a visa to enter to Russia. If you are not sure if you need a visa or not – please send us an email letting us know which nationality you have and we will be happy to advice you if you need a visa or not.

If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note visa invitation is not a visa. With the visa invitation which you will receive from us, you will still need to go to the Russian Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to bring to the Consulate some other documents (usually these includes passport, passport size photo, filled application form, in some cases – insurance, proof of finances and other documents depending on the country where you are applying for a visa). We recommend you to check the website of the Russian Consulate to see the full list of documents you need to present.

Usually it takes about 1-2 weeks to receive a visa at the Consulate after the moment you have submitted your visa application. In most of cases before submitting the visa application you need to make an appointment. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. That is why we recommend you to contact the closest Russian Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment for a visa.

Visa fee varies depending on the country where you apply. For EU citizens in most of cases the visa can be done free of charge. For non-EU citizens the visa fee is 35 or 60 euro (depending on the country where you apply for a visa). Those are the fees if you apply directly at the Consulate. In most of countries you can apply directly to the Consulate but you also have a choice to apply for a visa to the Visa Center of the Consulate, Visa Center, Travel Agency or to another organization. If you are applying through any of those organizations (e.g. anywhere except the Consulate itself) there might be extra charges.

We recommend you to apply for a visa as soon as possible. And of course – in case of any questions on any stage of visa application we will be more than happy to assist!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an e-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55

Discover Moscow: development of soft skills, visits to the organizations, tourism!

Moscow is one of the most diverse and controversial cities in the world! Do you want to make your own opinion about this unique city and not just judge by what you hear in media?! Then we invite you to an absolutely special event which will open your eyes and let you see true Moscow and have a great time there!

The Netherlands Education Group organizes various study trips to Moscow and Amsterdam. Usually our trips allow you to learn something within a particular topic and do a bit of sightseeing in the city! However, the trip “Discover Moscow: development of soft skills, visits to the organizations, tourism!” is quite different! This trip is meant for people with diverse backgrounds who want to see Moscow, enjoy its beauty, try to understand the Russian soul and also learn something which could be useful for their future professional career.

We designed this course for people who value their time! For those who would like to have intense trips where within one week they can learn and see a lot and moreover – get an eye-opener about the country which is surrounded by so many stereotypes and myths! This trip is a unique opportunity where you can get great experience, have unforgettable time and gain a lot for your personal and professional development! One of the aims of the Netherlands Education Group is to help people to realize their full potential! We believe the events like this where you visit a new country which is so different from your home country contribute greatly to your future success!

We invite you to join the trip where you will have the opportunity to visit actual organizations in Moscow, to meet people who work there, to learn how the organizations function in Moscow and ask any questions you have. It is not a secret that Russia today is living under the challenged political regime – how does it influence the work of the organizations there and people? You can find out it yourself!

Moscow has amazing museums and amazing places that are worth to see. During this trip you will visit those places and have the chance to fully enjoy all the touristy attractions of Moscow!

In addition to visits to the organizations and sightseeing the participants will be offered the sessions with an experienced trainer on the development of soft skills that can be useful for the successful international career.

The course is organized by the Netherlands Education Group. The participants will be provided with the certificates from the Netherlands Education Group about the successful completion of the course.

Program

The participants arrive on Sunday and leave on Sunday next week. On arrival and departure day there will be no activities planned. So you can decide yourself what would you like to do during those days.

From Monday till Saturday we will offer you the intense program full of various activities. The events will include:

Visits to the organizations – we will visit the organizations to meet the staff and learn about their work. The exact list of the organizations will be designed closer to the event where we will know more about the backgrounds of the participants. We will try to choose the organizations for the visits based on the interests on the participants. At the same time if you have a strong interest in a visit to a particular organization you can email us with the request and we can see if we can organize a visit to this particular organization. It also might be if some participants have strong interests in visits to particular organizations and other participants do not have interest in those organizations we can also try to organize some individual visits. We will do our best to try to make sure that each participant will visit the organizations in accordance with their interest.

Development of soft-skills – during this course you will have the opportunity to develop your soft-skills. The sessions will be provided by an experienced trainer on the development of soft-skills. Among other soft skills the following skills will be developed during the course – group work, leadership, intercultural communication.

Sightseeing – we will offer you a great program of visits to the best tourist spots of the city. Of course you will visit Red Square and Kremlin! And in addition to those – a lot more!

The detailed program will be sent to participants before the event.

Accommodation

The accommodation during the event will be provided in a unique location – a modern comfortable training center. Participants will sleep and have sessions at the same building! The training center is located in the south of Moscow (so called New Moscow area).

The training center consists on 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large common room for the sessions. In addition to the standard facilities the training center is equipped with Jacuzzi that can be used by participants, the fire place where participants can gather in the evenings together, terrace and other facilities which will make the stay comfortable.

The training center in New Moscow is not just a building! It was constructed with the intention to give participants the feeling of the community together! To facilitate informal contacts among participants outside of the sessions. To activate the creativity

Fully equipped kitchen and the place for BBQing are also available for the participants.

In case of the good weather the outside area can be used by participants as well.

The stay at the training center in New Moscow provides unique experience enhancing the learning process!

Price

The fee for the course is 490 euro. The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

Nationals of the most of the countries need a visa to enter to Russia. If you are not sure if you need a visa or not – please send us an email letting us know which nationality you have and we will be happy to advice you if you need a visa or not.

If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note visa invitation is not a visa. With the visa invitation which you will receive from us, you will still need to go to the Russian Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to bring to the Consulate some other documents (usually these includes passport, passport size photo, filled application form, in some cases – insurance, proof of finances and other documents depending on the country where you are applying for a visa). We recommend you to check the website of the Russian Consulate to see the full list of documents you need to present.

Usually it takes about 1-2 weeks to receive a visa at the Consulate after the moment you have submitted your visa application. In most of cases before submitting the visa application you need to make an appointment. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. That is why we recommend you to contact the closest Russian Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment for a visa.

Visa fee varies depending on the country where you apply. For EU citizens in most of cases the visa can be done free of charge. For non-EU citizens the visa fee is 35 or 60 euro (depending on the country where you apply for a visa). Those are the fees if you apply directly at the Consulate. In most of countries you can apply directly to the Consulate but you also have a choice to apply for a visa to the Visa Center of the Consulate, Visa Center, Travel Agency or to another organization. If you are applying through any of those organizations (e.g. anywhere except the Consulate itself) there might be extra charges.

We recommend you to apply for a visa as soon as possible. And of course – in case of any questions on any stage of visa application we will be more than happy to assist!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55

 

Study in Europe!

Have you ever considered studying for a Master’s in any European city? Would you like to learn more about scholarships from European universities for bachelor, Master or PhD? Are you thinking about continuing your education in Europe, particularly – in the Netherlands?! Then we invite you for a Workshop on Education in Europe!

The Workshop will take part from 12th till 17th November 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, During the event we will tell you about educational system in Europe and scholarships available from European universities. The main emphasis will be made on universities in the Netherlands – we will discuss different universities in the Netherlands, their programs and scholarships. So if you want to study in Europe (especially – if you want to study in the Netherlands) and receive a scholarship for your studies – this Workshop is for you!

What to expect?

Lectures of educational system – we will provide you a lecture on educational system, we will tell about education system in Europe with a special emphasis on Dutch features.

Information about scholarships – we will provide you information about scholarships at European and particularly Dutch universities – about available scholarships, requirements and application process.

Information about preparing the application – European standards, useful tips and necessary rules.

Visits to universities – we will visit some of the universities in the Netherlands, meet staff and learn about scholarships available from this particular university.

Visits to institutions providing scholarships – each university in the Netherlands has own programs of scholarships for foreign students. In addition to that there are other institutions providing different types of financial support for foreign students. Will will learn about the opportunities they can offer.

Consultation on educational program – we will conduct a consultation to help you to choose the program and prepare the application.

Aim of the course is to provide you essential information which you need about the education in Europe. Moreover, we will help you to choose the right university and prepare the application.

Special offer – all participants who will attend the course and will decide to apply for scholarships in Dutch universities will be offered individual consultation and guidance.

The Workshop will cover all the levels of education – Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD. But the special emphasis will be made on Master studies including MBA studies (Master in Business Administration). The Netherlands is a country which offer one of the largest numbers of scholarships for Master’s degree. We will discuss various options how to apply and receive those scholarships.

If you want to continue your education in Europe but do not know how – this Workshop is certainly for you!

Project Management for Youth Organizations

We invite you to join the course on Project Management for Youth Organizations which will be held in Moscow from 4th March till11th March 2018!

During the course participants will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of project management. They will learn how to write a project charter, how to determine project objectives, and how to assess risks. They will be introduced to the theory of budgeting. In addition to fundamentals of project management participants will have sessions on how to prepare a high-quality business plan, business model canvases will be introduced.

The course is designed for workers of youth organisations, who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design projects and implement them at the highest level.
Workers of youth organisations with experience in implementing projects are invited to the course, as well as young people who have never designed own projects but would like to start.

The course will provide the necessary tools and knowledge on how to design projects and implement plans. If you have never implemented your own projects but would like to get started – this course is definitely for you!
The course will take place in Moscow! In addition to the actual content of the course the participants will have the time and opportunity to visit the city centre and see Red Square, Kremlin and other famous places!

At the end of the course participants will be provided with certificates confirming attendance of the course on project management.

If you always wanted to create your own projects – to organize international trainings, seminars or do any other projects – but did not know how to start – this course is for you!

Program

The program of the course is based on PMP (Project Management Professional) methodology. In addition to that we use some aspects taught within the modern MBA courses such as business model canvas and other concepts. We also include in the course the fundamentals of Lean Start-up theory – MVP (minimum viable product).

The course includes the foundations of Project management – the participants will learn how to write project charter, determine project objectives. The participants will be taught how to prepare the stakeholders register, how to assess the risks and prepare the risk register. They will also learn other elements of the project management theory.

Knowledge of the project management theory will allow the participants after returning back to their organizations to be more effective creating the projects. They will be able to draft the projects in the professional manner.

The participants will learn how to write a business plan according to the modern business theory. They will learn the content of business model canvas, will learn how to write it.

The most fundamental concept of Lean Start-Up theory – the MVP (minimum viable product) also will be introduced to the participants. The concepts tell on the minimal requirements needed for the success of the project. The concept will be especially useful for participants without or with minimum experience in the project management. They will learn on what are the minimum requirements needed for the project.

All the learning will be accompanied with the practical exercises. The participants will not only learn the theory but also will learn how to use it. During the course participants will be offered to try on practice the theory they learn.

As for logistical arrangements – the participants will arrive on Sunday. There are no sessions on Sunday. The sessions will be from Monday to Friday. The sessions will be pretty intense so we recommend not to miss any of the parts of the sessions. The accommodation is provided till Sunday. And that means Saturday is the free day. Participants are invited to visit Moscow to see the beautiful touristy places on Saturday. But of course if they wish they can leave on Friday evening or on Saturday.

Accommodation

The accommodation during the event will be provided in a unique location – a modern comfortable training center. Participants will sleep and have sessions at the same building! The training center is located in the south of Moscow (so called New Moscow area).

The training center consists on 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large common room for the sessions. In addition to the standard facilities the training center is equipped with Jacuzzi that can be used by participants, the fire place where participants can gather in the evenings together, terrace and other facilities which will make the stay comfortable.

The training center in New Moscow is not just a building! It was constructed with the intention to give participants the feeling of the community together! To facilitate informal contacts among participants outside of the sessions. To activate the creativity

Fully equipped kitchen and the place for BBQing are also available for the participants.

In case of the good weather the outside area can be used by participants as well.

The stay at the training center in New Moscow provides unique experience enhancing the learning process!

Price

The fee for the course is 490 euro. The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

Nationals of the most of the countries need a visa to enter to Russia. If you are not sure if you need a visa or not – please send us an email letting us know which nationality you have and we will be happy to advice you if you need a visa or not.

If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note visa invitation is not a visa. With the visa invitation which you will receive from us, you will still need to go to the Russian Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to bring to the Consulate some other documents (usually these includes passport, passport size photo, filled application form, in some cases – insurance, proof of finances and other documents depending on the country where you are applying for a visa). We recommend you to check the website of the Russian Consulate to see the full list of documents you need to present.

Usually it takes about 1-2 weeks to receive a visa at the Consulate after the moment you have submitted your visa application. In most of cases before submitting the visa application you need to make an appointment. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. That is why we recommend you to contact the closest Russian Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment for a visa.

Visa fee varies depending on the country where you apply. For EU citizens in most of cases the visa can be done free of charge. For non-EU citizens the visa fee is 35 or 60 euro (depending on the country where you apply for a visa). Those are the fees if you apply directly at the Consulate. In most of countries you can apply directly to the Consulate but you also have a choice to apply for a visa to the Visa Center of the Consulate, Visa Center, Travel Agency or to another organization. If you are applying through any of those organizations (e.g. anywhere except the Consulate itself) there might be extra charges.

We recommend you to apply for a visa as soon as possible. And of course – in case of any questions on any stage of visa application we will be more than happy to assist!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55

Professional English Speaking and Writing Workshop

Do you speak English but you make mistakes and you’re worried this makes you look unprofessional? Do you have a job or you want one in the future which requires you to speak excellent levels of English? Do you know English grammar but still get confused by certain more complicated rules? Then this course if for you!

This course if for people who can already speak English but would like to improve their knowledge of the language and who want to improve their English for professional life. It’s specifically designed for those who want to improve speaking and writing in the workplace.

During the Workshop, you will learn how to speak and write in English in a professional way. The course will allow you to move to the next level in your knowledge of English!

Why is this course in Amsterdam? Because we are tThe Netherlands Education Group and a large part of our courses are based in Amsterdam. This is not, however, the only reason! The Netherlands is the country with one of the highest levels of English proficiency in countries where English is not the official language. Furthermore, Amsterdam is one of the most international cities in the world, where you can meet people from almost every country. We believe this is a perfect environment for adjusting to using English in a professional way.

In today’s globalised world, a good knowledge of English is becoming increasingly necessary. In particular, many companies now require a good level of English for you to work for them. Often a lack of English proficiency can be a hurdle which stops many people developing in their careers. At the same time, it’s often difficult to find the right course in a short period of time which offers a genuine improvement to your professional communication skills. This course is designed for busy people who have less than a week to improve their English proficiency.

This is no regular English language course! It’s an intensive workshop which aims at significantly improving your communicational skills. Communication is often the hardest part of any language and speaking and writing are perhaps the hardest parts of English. It is a core part of our educational philosophy that each student requires individual attention in order to improve. Moreover, different students make different mistakes at different times and therefore need to be catered to as individuals. This workshop is aimed at small groups where each member can receive personal attention from a tutour and will be given personalised feedback and recommendations to improve their own English, not for the group as a whole. This workshop is designed to target key shortcomings in the student’s English skills and to then help them improve on it.

Having great communication skills in English is perfect to leave a good impression on colleagues and partners. Candidates with better English certainly stand out against those who have worse English at a job interview. Professional English communication skills are vital to improving career perspectives.

The workshop will allow you to find out any problems with your English skills and will help you improve your professional communication in English. Your speaking and writing will become better and more professional and by the end of it, you will feel much more confident in your ability. You will begin to understand the smaller details and maybe..just MAYBE you’ll begin to understand British humour.

If you can’t get your dream job in your dream country because your English isn’t good enough, then join our course today and get the green light to your future career in an international organisation.

Program

The participants are expected to arrive on Sunday. There will be no activities planned on that day so if you arrive early in the morning you can plan your day!

From Monday to Thursday the participants will have sessions. The sessions will be quite intense, we recommend not to miss any of them and attend all the sessions.

During the sessions, among other topics, the following topics will be discussed:

Grammar – a tutor will introduce some grammar rules which are often neglected and cause common mistakes.

Common mistakes – a tutor will talk about some common mistakes in communication in English which are often made by non-English speakers and provide the recommendations on how to avoid them.

Professional Communication – a tutor will introduce the rules for professional communication – oral and written. The tutor will take participants how to build speech in a professional environment.

Argumentation – participants will be given some examples on how to build the arguments in order to have your voice heard in a professional discussion.

Team work in English – team work is very important in international organizations. The lack of team work skills in English might lead to complications at work. The participants will learn how to develop their skills of team work in English within a company.

CV, motivation letter – the participants will learn how to write CV and motivation letter using professional English.

Job interview – a tutor will share with participants how to go through job interviews in English.

Writing emails – writing an email is one of the key activities in nearly any job! The participants will learn how to write professional emails and what to avoid preparing letters.

Professional language – a tutor will talk about professional English language, give examples of some useful phrases and expressions, talk about styles in English.

Individual feedbacks – during the program a tutor will pay attention personally to each participant. She will try to notice where the skills of each participant could be improved and give relevant feedback. Each participant will receive individual recommendations on how his/her English could be improved. A tutor will identify the personal mistakes (if any) of a participant and will provide a private feedback to a person giving the recommendations aimed on those particular mistakes (if any).

In the beginning of the course a tutor will ask participants what are the topics they would like to focus on, what are the field where they have difficulties, what are the issues they would like to address. The tutor will slightly adjust the programs trying to address the questions raised by participants. Some of the questions will be addressed during the sessions – the ones that might be interesting for other participants as well. Some others – who are very individual – can be addressed individually.

We try to make sure that the program will be relevant to the learning needs of each participant and each participant will gain something in order to improve own communicational skills in English.

The workshop will be conducted by a native speaker of English language.

The workshop will be conducted for a small group of students to make sure everyone will be involved in the process of learning. During the course a tutor will dedicate an individual attention to each student. Each student will receive an individual feedback and recommendations on how to improve English.

We recommend to have at least the level B1-B2 of English before joining the course in order to be able to receive all the benefits from the participation in the course.

Friday is the departure day. There are no activities planned on Friday so you can plan yourself what to do that day!

Accommodation

Participants of the event will be offered a great opportunity to experience unique accommodation – hotel on the boat! Yes, participants won’t be accommodated just in a regular hotel, they will be accommodated in the hotel…on the boat! In this way you will not just visit Amsterdam for a course but will also have a chance to enjoy one of the things that Amsterdam is famous for – its accommodation on the boats!

Participants will stay in shared rooms (single accommodation is also possible for the extra fee of 180 euro). Boat hotel also provides kitchen that can be used by participants as well. Deck of the boat can be used by participants as well.

Breakfast will be provided in the morning in the boat hotel.

Hotel on the boat is the chance to experience the true Amsterdam! Usually for the groups we rent the whole boat so there will be no other guests staying in the hotel during our stay! And that means the group can have the whole boat for the period of the program and fully enjoy the experience!

We hire different boats for our projects depending on the amount of participants. The location of the boat is varies as well. Right before the program when we will know for sure how many participants we have we will be able to determine which boat we are going to hire and will send the address and detailed description of how to reach the place to the participants. However, all the boats we usually hire are very similar to each other and fall under the description above.

Due to weather conditions sometimes we are unable to accommodate participants on the hotel on the boat – in this case the regular accommodation will be provided. If this will be the case – you will be informed about in in advance.

Price

The fee for the course is 550 euro. The fee includes:

  • Accommodation (in Amsterdam)
  • The course (including all the cost materials)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee-breaks)

The tickets to and from the Netherlands are not included in the price. The participants need to purchase their tickets additionally.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

We provide a visa invitation for the visa to the Netherlands. Please note – visa invitation is not a visa – with the invitation that we will send, you will still need to go to the closest Dutch Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to provide other documents – usually those documents include passport, passport size photo, filled application form, insurance, proof of means, proof of work/study and other documents. The list of the documents might slightly differ depending on the country where you apply for a visa. Please check the website of the closest Dutch Consulate to see what is the list of the documents you need to prepare.

In most of cases before applying for a visa you need to make an appointment at the Consulate. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. We recommend you to contact the Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment.
The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply – you might have your visa free of charge or might need to pay for it 35 or 60 euro. Those are the fees in case you apply for a visa directly at the Consulate. If you apply via Visa Center of the Dutch Consulate, Visa Center, Travel agency or another organization – those organizations might charge extra fees for their services.

If you submit all the requested documents on time the chance for the rejection of a visa is very small. In our experience the visas are mostly rejected if an applicant provides false information to the Consulate. This could be the major reason for rejections. We kindly ask you to check the documents before the application and make sure you only provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.

And of course if you have any questions regarding the visa application procedure we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55

Teacher

Hamish Grouchy Davison

Hamish is a professional writer and journalist from England. He was born in the North of England in 1994 and is from a province called Yorkshire. His hometown is a small town on the coast of England called Bridlington and he currently lives in Amsterdam. He studied history at University College London (UCL) and then went on to teach English in Spain. He moved to Amsterdam at the end of 2016. Since moving to Amsterdam he started a career in Search Enginge Optimisation writing and journalism. He’s currently the head SEO writer for Duber, a medical Marijuana facility in California and a journalist and SEO writer for Esports Ranks, an esports magazine. He has two cats, Baloo and Bagheera. He has taught many different types of English including conversational, business and professional.

Raising Effectiveness of the Organization: Lean Six Sigma Training for NGOs in Amsterdam

Lean Six Sigma is the methodology which allows NGO’s to raise effectiveness of their organizations. The successful implementation of the Lean Six Sigma tools can allow an organization to produce more results with the same amount of resources.

Lean Six Sigma methodology is widely used by largest international companies which appreciate the value they can receive by implementing the set of relevant tools.
We invite people who are interested in learning the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma to join our training which will take place in Amsterdam from 21th to 26th January, 2018.

Tools in the Lean Six Sigma training can be applied to the work of organizations in general as well as being useful for projects. In both cases the implementation of Lean Six Sigma tools can increase the effectiveness of any work you do.

During the training you will learn how to plan the inner workings of an organization and its projects in order to reach the highest quality of work. Lean Six Sigma stands for continuous improvement. The methodology shows the way even for the most successful companies, to become more effective. Lean Six Sigma consists on a number of tools – implementation of those tools will allow to reduce costs and at the same time – improve quality!

Join us for training on the principles, tools and examples of Lean Six Sigma!

Program

The participants will arrive on Sunday. There are no activities planned on Sunday so you can decide yourself what you want to do on Sunday.

From Monday to Thursday will be offered the sessions. On Monday we will start by introduction and learning more about each other and the learning needs of each participant. Further the sessions on Lean Six Sigma methodology will begin. The sessions will be structured in the following way – the trainer will explain the philosophy behind   Lena Six Sigma, describe the possibilities of the successful implementation and will start with telling about the content of the methodology and the examples of the tools that can be applied for the organizing the work in the organization and managing the projects. The trainer will explain the theory and will provide the opportunities to practice the new knowledge – the participants will be offered exercises where they will need to apply what they have learnt and make sure they understand the material. A number of the experiences from the practice will be discussed during the training. The participants will be encourage to apply the new knowledge to their own working environment and see how they can contribute from the methodology.

During the training the trainer will share a number of tools of Lean Six Sigma that can be applied within the organizations. Tools of Lean Six Sigma are usually the methods that can be used to make the organization more effective.

At the last day – Thursday – the trainer together with the group will discuss the ways how Lean Six Sigma methodology can be used in the work back home for each participants and will exchange the closing remarks.

There will be no activities on Friday so participants can decide themselves what they would like to do.

Participants who will successfully accomplish the training will be provided the certificates.

The training will be conducted by an experienced business trainer, Lean Six Sigma specialist holding an MBA degree. The training will a lot be based on the program taught by business schools during MBA studies but adjusted to make sure it will be understandable and clear for participants without business background as well.

Accommodation

Participants of the event will be offered a great opportunity to experience unique accommodation – hotel on the boat! Yes, participants won’t be accommodated just in a regular hotel, they will be accommodated in the hotel…on the boat! In this way you will not just visit Amsterdam for a course but will also have a chance to enjoy one of the things that Amsterdam is famous for – its accommodation on the boats!

Participants will stay in shared rooms (single accommodation is also possible for the extra fee of 180 euro). Boat hotel also provides kitchen that can be used by participants as well. Deck of the boat can be used by participants as well.

Breakfast will be provided in the morning in the boat hotel.

Hotel on the boat is the chance to experience the true Amsterdam! Usually for the groups we rent the whole boat so there will be no other guests staying in the hotel during our stay! And that means the group can have the whole boat for the period of the program and fully enjoy the experience!

We hire different boats for our projects depending on the amount of participants. The location of the boat is varies as well. Right before the program when we will know for sure how many participants we have we will be able to determine which boat we are going to hire and will send the address and detailed description of how to reach the place to the participants. However, all the boats we usually hire are very similar to each other and fall under the description above.

Due to weather conditions sometimes we are unable to accommodate participants on the hotel on the boat – in this case the regular accommodation will be provided. If this will be the case – you will be informed about in in advance.

Price

The fee for the course is 550 euro. The fee includes:

  • Accommodation (in Amsterdam)
  • The course (including all the cost materials)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee-breaks)

The tickets to and from the Netherlands are not included in the price. The participants need to purchase their tickets additionally.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

We provide a visa invitation for the visa to the Netherlands. Please note – visa invitation is not a visa – with the invitation that we will send, you will still need to go to the closest Dutch Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to provide other documents – usually those documents include passport, passport size photo, filled application form, insurance, proof of means, proof of work/study and other documents. The list of the documents might slightly differ depending on the country where you apply for a visa. Please check the website of the closest Dutch Consulate to see what is the list of the documents you need to prepare.

In most of cases before applying for a visa you need to make an appointment at the Consulate. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. We recommend you to contact the Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment.
The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply – you might have your visa free of charge or might need to pay for it 35 or 60 euro. Those are the fees in case you apply for a visa directly at the Consulate. If you apply via Visa Center of the Dutch Consulate, Visa Center, Travel agency or another organization – those organizations might charge extra fees for their services.

If you submit all the requested documents on time the chance for the rejection of a visa is very small. In our experience the visas are mostly rejected if an applicant provides false information to the Consulate. This could be the major reason for rejections. We kindly ask you to check the documents before the application and make sure you only provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.

And of course if you have any questions regarding the visa application procedure we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55

Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop

Do you feel you’re not being effective with the work you do? You become tired too quickly? Would you like to develop your own effectiveness? And become more successful and productive in professional and personal life? Then we invite you to join our Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop which will take place from 11th to 16th February 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

We invite young leaders who wish to contribute to their communities to join the workshop and learn more about youth entrepreneurship. Young leaders will be offered workshops to introduce them to various aspects of the topic with the special emphasis on how to move from theory to practice in the field of youth entrepreneurship. You will also learn how to realize your own potential as a young entrepreneur.

Development of youth entrepreneurship is an effective way to contribute to the economic development of the community! Young people – young leaders – are the key mechanism for such development. The Workshop will allow you to unlock your entrepreneurial potential as a young leader.

During the course each person will go through a series of assessments in order to understand what are the issues not allowing him/her to be effective at work or personal life. After those assessments the results will be analysed and each person will receive their individual recommendations on how they could become more effective!

If you feel you have the soul of an entrepreneur but do not know yet how to put this into practise – join us for the Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop in Amsterdam!

Program

The program will start on Sunday and finish on Friday. The brief description of the activities for each day is below.

SUNDAY The arrival of participants. There will be no workshops on Sunday, however, depending on arrival time of participants we will arrange an informal meeting where participants can meet each other.
MONDAY Introduction and Workshops
Introduction day – participants will get to know each other and learn about everyone’s experience in the field of youth entrepreneurship.
Workshops – workshops on youth entrepreneurship.
TUESDAY Workshops
Workshop on youth entrepreneurship, youth participation in business, youth start-ups.
WEDNESDAY Visits to organizations
The participants will visit organizations to learn more about the opportunities for youth entrepreneurship. We also will meet with founders of successful start-ups who will share the experience and tips on the development of youth entrepreneurship.
THURSDAY Discussions, results and follow up.
We will discuss the experience in the organizations and how it can be applied.
The participants will share their ideas on the development of start-ups and receive feedback.
We will share information about the grants for youth entrepreneurship, the ways to find partners (Europe Enterprise Network). We will also share information regarding the regulations for youth entrepreneurship in the Netherlands. Information about the scholarships for business education in the Netherlands (particularly – MBA).
Together with participants we will discuss the follow-up and the ways to keep in touch and support each other in future.
FRIDAY Departure day.
Depending on the times of the departure of participants informal activities can be organized.

Detailed program with the information about all the workshops and visits to the organizations will be provided to selected participants before the beginning of the Workshop.

Accommodation

Participants of the event will be offered a great opportunity to experience unique accommodation – hotel on the boat! Yes, participants won’t be accommodated just in a regular hotel, they will be accommodated in the hotel…on the boat! In this way you will not just visit Amsterdam for a course but will also have a chance to enjoy one of the things that Amsterdam is famous for – its accommodation on the boats!

Participants will stay in shared rooms (single accommodation is also possible for the extra fee of 180 euro). Boat hotel also provides kitchen that can be used by participants as well. Deck of the boat can be used by participants as well.

Breakfast will be provided in the morning in the boat hotel.

Hotel on the boat is the chance to experience the true Amsterdam! Usually for the groups we rent the whole boat so there will be no other guests staying in the hotel during our stay! And that means the group can have the whole boat for the period of the program and fully enjoy the experience!

We hire different boats for our projects depending on the amount of participants. The location of the boat is varies as well. Right before the program when we will know for sure how many participants we have we will be able to determine which boat we are going to hire and will send the address and detailed description of how to reach the place to the participants. However, all the boats we usually hire are very similar to each other and fall under the description above.

Due to weather conditions sometimes we are unable to accommodate participants on the hotel on the boat – in this case the regular accommodation will be provided. If this will be the case – you will be informed about in in advance.

Price

The fee for the course is 550 euro. The fee includes:

  • Accommodation (in Amsterdam)
  • The course (including all costs of the materials)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee-breaks)

The tickets to and from the Netherlands are not included in the price. The participants need to purchase their tickets additionally.

Apply

In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.

Visa

We provide a visa invitation for the visa to the Netherlands. Please note – visa invitation is not a visa – with the invitation that we will send, you will still need to go to the closest Dutch Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to provide other documents – usually those documents include passport, passport size photo, filled application form, insurance, proof of means, proof of work/study and other documents. The list of the documents might slightly differ depending on the country where you apply for a visa. Please check the website of the closest Dutch Consulate to see what is the list of the documents you need to prepare.

In most of cases before applying for a visa you need to make an appointment at the Consulate. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. We recommend you to contact the Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment.
The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply – you might have your visa free of charge or might need to pay for it 35 or 60 euro. Those are the fees in case you apply for a visa directly at the Consulate. If you apply via Visa Center of the Dutch Consulate, Visa Center, Travel agency or another organization – those organizations might charge extra fees for their services.

If you submit all the requested documents on time the chance for the rejection of a visa is very small. In our experience the visas are mostly rejected if an applicant provides false information to the Consulate. This could be the major reason for rejections. We kindly ask you to check the documents before the application and make sure you only provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.

And of course if you have any questions regarding the visa application procedure we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!

Questions

In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55