Where the expat has the new job in The Netherlands, the children go to school but the spouse risks to feel left ‘at home'. He or she risks to become or start feeling the so called 'trailing spouse'. Hower, ACT values the role of the spouse, the family team work and pays attention to potential failure of this beautiful experience. Because an international relocation should be an amazing experience that will stay in eternal remembrance. We help you with spouse support by:
In order to settle and make you feel at home, ACT can help you integrate. For example we can guide you and let you:
- Follow a Dutch language course
- Learn the Dutch history
- Connect to the Dutch culture
- Experience city trips
Depending on your needs and interests we can connect you to local communities with people from your home country or culture.
ACT would love to help you with finding your way in your private life. Therefor, a good balance between work and private is important. Your personal and social needs are key for the succes of your family. In terms of leisure we can introduce you to:
- Sport activities
- Cultural trips
- Museums, theatres
- Amusement parks, zoos
ACT would love to help you with finding your way in your private life. A good balance between work and private is important. Your personal and social needs are key. In terms of lifestyle we can tell you everything about:
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking a coffee in The Netherlands
- Alcohol, going out
To get fully integrated it’s recommended to know and understand the culture, be aware of social differences and be open. We will explain all specialties and walk with you through the Dutch culture.
The Netherlands has an established culture of voluntary work which can be nice for the spouse. There a plenty of possibilities, which can be combined with integration programs:
- Elderly people
- Sport clubs
- Cultural institutions
- Governmental organizations
Besides feeling at home and having a good time, many spouses have had a career in their home countries. We understand that you can have the feeling of restarting your career. For that, we can offer the career package just for the spouse with help in:
- CV translation
- CV optimization and update
- Career advice and coaching
- Searching for vacancies
- Support on interviews
In terms of spouse support, ACT offers pre move online workshops, settling in workshops and a continuous local support.
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