Where global and local connect, experience and create
International Center Tilburg opened its doors in May 2018 as a response to the internationalization of the region. A growing number of international residents is expected in the coming years. As the city of Tilburg becomes increasingly international oriented, the International Center Tilburg aims to assist all internationals (refugees, labor migrants, international students, knowledge workers and other cultural minorities) by simultaneously improving upon the organisation's five pillars: information and support, inclusion, career and jobs, education and courses, and housing.
Feel welcome to meet, work or drink a cup of coffee/tea. We stand for connection in the city of Tilburg, between all internationals but also between the internationals and the Dutch citizens of Tilburg. We provide free events, workshops, language courses, consultation, job events and much more, so do not miss out!
Our personal values express themselves in the use of our products: the coffee and tea we offer is Fair Trade and our cleaning products are ecologically sound. Even our toilet paper comes from eco-friendly materials! In addition, it is important to mention that we have a 'no-alcohol' policy so that everyone can feel welcome.
What we do
Our five pillars for the (inter)national community
"Under construction", but we are here to help!
Housing for internationals is a controversial topic in Tilburg. Each year, many students face the same struggle in finding accomodation. On top of that, internationals often have to deal with prejudice, shady rental contracts (in Dutch), illegal brokerage fees and more. Therefore, we are setting up our own housing projects. In the meanwhile, feel free to visit/contact us so that we can help you by checking rental contracts, discussing your issues or anything else.
Non-profit approach to Information and Support
Because everyone deserves to feel welcome
As we opened our doors to the world, we noticed that internationals are stuck with many questions, from knowledge workers to labor migrants, from international students to search year students and from refugees to migrants. Therefore, we are here to provide the international community with information, assistance and support in a broad sense, be it insurances, psychological counseling, checking rental contracts, or anything else.
Events, collaboration with 'glocals' and more!
As International Center we put great value in connecting the international community to the local community. We host many events, in the field of film, music, art, sport, education, career and work. Do you want to meet new people? Do you want to learn new skills? Do you want to teach and/or share your knowledge? You are at the right place!
Did you know you can come to us just to study, chill or meet people? We're open on Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri from 11:00 to 19:00!
Career and jobs
For all your questions and goals
As International Center we are aware that many internationals come to the Netherlands to grow, both personally and professionally. Therefore, in collaboration with our network we provide a broad range of activities targeting jobs and careers. From job events to career consultation, from providing part-time jobs to workshops and training. For example, we have an in-house career coach, provided by Career Connection.
Education and Courses
So you can integrate on a deeper level suitable to your needs
Coming to the Netherlands can be a tedious experience, staying there even more so.. Therefore, we provide courses to empower your stay in the Netherlands. We host a Dutch survival language course, personal branding and LinkedIn courses, cultural courses and much more! Interested? Contact us!
Collaboration with us and the local community
For locals, globals and glocals
We put great value in collaboration. Therefore we invite everyone to share ideas, host their own events and help others. From young to old, from skilled to unskilled, we believe in creativity through collaboration!