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Published on Apr 14, 2014
DO YOU THINK MAASTRICHT IS NOT INTERNATIONAL ? THINK AGAIN. Faces of Maastricht - International city or not ?
Maastricht is a vibrant student city connecting people from ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Background information :
Looking beyond passport nationalities, this video shows how international Maastricht's people and their roots are. The Netherlands is known for its multiculturalism which is due to many factors, one of them being the successive migration waves from the Dutch colonies after the second world war.
Previous colonies like Suriname, Indonesia and Curaçao illustrate the provinence of some of the faces, although some people might shy away from revealing their nationality, in the fear of being pigeonholed as an uneducated immigrant stirring up trouble. Most citizens claim that the Netherlands is their home, yet they are of another ethincity. However it is this cultural background of people that makes Maastricht so international and a great example of a european city accomodating cultural diversity.
The other reason for multiculturalism is obviously the reputated University of Maastricht which offers several internationally focused bachelor, master and postgraduate programmes. This attracts thousands of new incoming international students every year.
In the light of all this, we want to show the beauty of the cultural diversity in Maastricht and fight against xenophobia with the smiles of the people.
I met more people from different parts of the world here than anywhere else ever, that I know. There are loads of international students, I think here is the most international class that I have been in.
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