What is it like to be a Delegate?

What is it like to be a Delegate?

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Over the years hundreds of talented, motivated, and ambitious young people have experienced what it is to be a United Netherlands Delegate. Every single year the United Netherlands UNMD track inspires a group to challenge themselves and each other in the unique half year Delegation Program. Students from all over the world that were registered at a Dutch university have participated, we are proud that the Delegation has had participants from all six inhabited continents. This page is dedicated to sharing their stories, to give an insight into what for many has been a life changing experience.


Stories of Delegates

The Story of Raman van Wee – Delegation 2020|2021

“All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.” This quote from the American poet Emerson perfectly describes the initial reason I applied to the Delegation: to improve my public speaking skills. Looking back on my experience as part of the 18th Delegation, I can wholeheartedly say it has brought me so much more than […]

The Story of Valentina del Castano – Delegation 2019|2020

As part of the 17th Delegation, I can proudly say that there are three major outcomes that shaped me personally and professionally after taking part of the United Netherlands’ “United Nations and Multilateral Diplomacy” course. First, it is the academic challenge and outcome that the course presents. There are many diverse, very interesting and up-to-date, […]

The story of Krystal-Marie Benjamins – Delegation 2018|2019

Work hard, play harder. That is how I would summarize my semester as a member of the 16th United Netherlands Delegation. My own journey with United Netherlands started over two years ago, when I followed the Public Speaking Program and came to learn about the program. I remember thinking I did not have the skills […]

Teun van den Maagdenberg – Delegation 2017|2018

The people, the people, and the people. Those are the three reasons to sign up for the Delegation. And, therefore, what sums up my wonderful year in the program.Almost by accident, I stumbled upon the United Netherlands Delegation in an e-mail. I was busy at that moment and didn’t think much about it until two […]

Martijn van Iwaarden – Delegation 2016|2017

Do you want to be challenged? Do you want your boundaries pushed? And do you want to do this in an ambitious international environment? Then you should join the Delegation of United Netherlands! My United Netherlands journey started back in high school, where I participated in the High School Program. However, when I went into […]

André Harris – Delegation 2015|2016

Should you apply for the United Netherlands Delegation? If you’re ambitious, have an international mindset, and are looking for a challenge, then the answer is a definite yes. I greatly enjoy my bachelor’s in international studies, but I was also looking for a challenge and a way to build my skills, and I found that […]

Rickard Nätjehall – Delegation 2014|2015

Even though it was last year that I first got introduced to the United Netherlands, I remember it clear as day. As an international student, I was attending the orientation week organized by the Radboud University and got a short, yet highly interesting, presentation by two United Netherlands’ members. I found out that the organization […]