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I grew up in the northern part of Mexico (Baja California). Since I was young, I was really interested in other cultures just by listening to people talking in their own language (even though I did not understand a word) or reading books where the story was somewhere in Europe. This gave me the idea that it would be nice to live somewhere outside Mexico, somewhere in Europe.
It was in August 2016 when my dream to live in Europe came true and I had the opportunity to do my Masters in Geo-Information Science at Wageningen University (NL). During my studies, I learned about other cultures, taste traditional dishes from those countries and I discovered more cities in the Netherlands. Moreover, I realized how easy it was to travel to other countries close by and “just like that” I felt in love with the country (although not with its weather but that is another story) and I have lived in the Netherlands since then!
The tíc Events Team works hard to plan activities and events that are fun, inspirational and educational for its membership. We strive to create experiences that encourage our members to form (online) social networks while getting to better know the city and country in which they live.
What are your favourite online activities? Do you know of some awesome games, quizzes or virtual tours? Do you know of a great way to give back to the local community by volunteering online or outside? We want to hear from you!
We are always looking for new and innovative ideas for our (virtual) events. (more…)
This past June, tíc chose to support the charity Nacht van de Vluchteling (Night of the Refugees). A small of group of tíc members not only participated in the event by walking a 20 km route, they also raised a total €950 for the foundation!
This year, our members voted on their choice of charity from a list of worthy causes including the Ronald McDonald Huis Middenwest-Brabant (Tilburg), CARE Nederland, WorldGranny, Connect2Us and Moviera (Tilburg).
We are happy to announce that tíc will be supporting Make-A-Wish Nederland this year through combined contributions of time, goods and monetary donations from the Tilburg MeiMarkt. We’re proud to be working with Make-A-Wish and we look forward to raising awareness for this charity.
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by Dagmara Gielen-Bernacka