The first guided campus tour by the Connecting Hands was hosted on Friday, the 9th of February, where refugees got to see the UT campus. Accompanied by roughly 15 people from M-Pact and almost 20 from the AZC Almelo, the tour took us to the most remarkable spots on campus. Lots of stories about the campus, and participants asked questions about studying here. As the final location for the tour, the three groups visited a student house. Sjaak 63 opened its doors, to welcome the group, to show what a Dutch student house looks like. And after the tour, the group concluded its get-together at the Bastille building, where we witnessed the Brazilian Week organised

The tour started at the main entrance of the UT campus. From there on, remarkable sculptures and statues like Het Ding (The Thing) were visited, while the walk took us past the tennis fields, volleyball fields, the open air theatre, the soccer fields, the U-Track, the swimming pool and the Vrijhof.

Student house Sjaak63 was eager to help Connecting Hands at the UT, by showcasing their house on campus. Located at the Campuslaan 63, just behind the beach volleyball court, the house of 15 UT and Saxion students welcomed refugees with open arms.

Photos of the entire day can be seen below. Sjaak 63 hosted their large living room in its green covered flat building. Within the Global Lounge of the Bastille building, the group pointed to their birth locations on the World Map. And of course, a picture with the University of Twente sign can’t miss in this photo series.