We understand that there is more to life than work. To quickly feel at home in another country, it's important to be able to meet other people and to have an outlet: both physical and for the mind. Utrecht University offers a variety of social activities, cultural and sports facilities.
- In the centre of Utrecht, right behind the Dom church, you will find the Faculty Club. A hospitable environment for members of the academic community to meet up. During the week, lunch and dinner are served. Also, the Faculty Club regularly organises lectures and events, mostly for free.
- The International Neighbour Group (ING) organises social activities for international staff and PhD students. ING arranges excursions, international meals, guided town walks, Dutch lessons and other social activities. The activities are either free of charge or offered at a reduced rate. In addition to the activities, ING also hosts a very popular Google Group that internationals use to find housing, buy and sell bicycles or household goods, as well as offer or exchange services.