Country of the month: The Netherlands
Happy Birthday to the King!
Koningsdag, or King's Day, is celebrated on April 27th in the Netherlands. In the past however, the Dutch celebrated Koninginnedag, or Queen's Day. In 2013, Queen Beatrix gave up her throne and was replaced by her son Willem-Alexander, who became the first king of the Netherlands in over 120 years. This explains why the national holiday has changed its name. In short, April 27th is a day to celebrate the monarchy as well as the king's birthday. It is also a "free market" day, where people sell any and everything in street markets. There are games, concerts, shows and parties aboard boats on the various canals in the country. On that day, everyone dresses in orange, which is the official colour of the Dutch royal family.
Find out more about The Netherlands : http://www.holland.com/global/tourism.htm
How to apply
To successfully complete the exchange process please follow these steps:
- Getting started
- Preparing your application
- Planning for departure
- Being abroad
- Returning home
- The International Office is very happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Photo and Video Contest.
1st prize: Alicia Silvestri
2nd prize: Cameron Revington
Voter’s choice: Joshua Russell
Thank you to all of the students who submitted pictures of their student exchange to this year’s contest. For more information, visit the Annual Photo and Video Contest webpage.
- Are you interested in participating in a national or international exchange? Come see us at one of the mandatory information sessions. For more information on the information sessions offered, consult the list.
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