The opportunity has come up for me to escape Dunedin, and go a long way away for an indefinite time. So, I’m jumping on the idea, and planning on moving to the Netherlands, Deventer specifically, to work for Topicus.
I’ll have a 6-month contract with them to start with, that is evaluated after 3 months to determine if it will be continued. This is because they’re a little uncertain about how a non-Dutch-speaker will work out. So, to help that along, I’ve started learning to read it so I have at least some foundation when I’m there.
As of now, I’m waiting on a work permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning). Well, really, I’m waiting on the university to open again so I can get a transcript that will then form part of the application for the permit that Topicus will be sending in for me. Once this has been done, then it’s pretty much just a matter of buying some plane tickets and getting myself over there.
If everything goes as well as we hope, I’ll be winging my way back there in the European spring-time, so April or May.
Hey, how’s it going? I saw from your blog you were moving to the Netherlands… how did that work out? I’ve been thinking of doing the same. I’m kinda a displaced Kiwi/Brit.
I like the liberal Dutch culture and being close to Europe is awesome. I guess it’s been a while and hope the move you made with Topicus was a good one for you 🙂