International students enrolled on courses in Holland now have access to an online portal from Expatica.com which offers expert advice and community forums covering issues such as housing, jobs and student life.
Although basic preparations such as obtaining expat health insurance can be made before jetting off to study in a foreign country, students may find the portal an effective way to settle in once they land in Holland.
Among the most popular topics on the site are a comprehensive events guide, a property advice guide and a briefing on what to see and do in Holland during the festive period.
Expatica.com is also running a series of competitions for students living in Holland and runs portal forums where people studying in the country can connect with fellow expats to discuss issues ranging from local cultural events to legal issues and property purchases.
There are also dedicated sport and leisure forums for expats who want to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle while living in Holland.