Students leave for the Netherlands, urged to study hard

 Students leave for the Netherlands, urged to study hard

Tuesday, July 29 at the Philipsburg Cultural and Community Center, the Department of Education held the last information session for the 81 students heading to study in the Netherlands.

At the session, students received their tickets to travel, general information about traveling details, and information about where they will be staying in the Netherlands. The students will be accompanied by Study Financing Section Head, Calvin Mardembrough, and Commissioner of Education, Sarah Wescot-Williams.

At the information session, students were given advice about doing well in the Netherlands.

Head of the Education Department, Quincy Harrigan, said that the Island Government of St. Maarten is providing you with an opportunity to further your studiesâ??take advantage of such. "Study hard, but also have some fun. I also urged you to stay in contact with your families and with the Department of Education."

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Mardembrough provided updated information to the students traveling to the Netherlands: that they have to be on the airport at 1:30pm, that they have all documents: passport airline ticket, badge, passport size pictures, proof from census that you are written out, police record, original birth certificate, required medication; that they have no more than 30 kilos, and limit of 2 bags to travel to the Netherlands.

The flight leaves at 6:25pm via Aruba and arrives in Amsterdam at 12:50pm.

Upon arrival in the Netherlands, students will be greeted by S4, St. Maarten Student Support Services, and just thereafter attend a reception, where Commissioner Wescot-Williams will address the students.

St. Maarten also has students traveling to the United States, Aruba, Curacao, England, and here on St. Maarten at the University of St. Maarten.