About us Team International was founded to promote the integration and participation of international students in the study association of Animal Sciences: 'De Veetelers'. Team International functions as a bridge between the national and international students.

Every educational period, Team International organizes an excursion or activity especially for the international students. Some examples include excursions to typical Dutch production farm for poultry, pigs or cattle. And also other fun activities to get to know each other better, such as an international potluck dinner or a bonfire night.
 Last academic year Team International was also successful in organizing day excursion to Rotterdam, were students had the opportunity to visit the dairy Floating Farm. 

Activities with sub-associations
Team International can also assist and help you how to join one of the sub-associations of 'De Veetelers'.
There are six sub-associations that each represent an animal/sector in relation to livestock:

  • Aquarius - for subjects related to aquaculture and fish management.
  • Bestia Turba Ferina (BTF) - non-production animals which are usually classified as pets and also wildlife.
  • Paarden Breeding Club (PFC) - The Horse Breeding Club, provides info and organizes activities related to horses such as horse riding excursions.
  • Porculum - intensive livestock production mainly pigs and poultry.
  • Rundvee Breeding Studyclub (RFS) - Cattle Breeding Studyclub organizes activities in relation to dairy cattle farming.
  • Sheep and Goat StudyClub (SGSC) - As the name already implies they are mainly concerned with sheep and goats, but also other small ruminants such as alpacas and llamas.

Unless otherwise stated excursions organized by the sub-associations are organized in English as both Bachelor and Master animal sciences programmes are international. 

If you would like to learn more about the student life of animal science students or have any other question which we can assist you with, do not hesitate to contact us! You can reach us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hope to see you around!
Team International members

Elena Basili
Joël Oudenaarden
Neil Tirchett (Contact person)






To make the most of your time in the Netherlands we recommend using the International Student Services platform . Here you can on one hand get information and sign-up for services such as a bank account, insurance and mobility card, and on the other hand socialize with like minded international students and find part time jobs. Check out https://iss-holland.com , so that when you are here, you have everything in order and can focus on the fun parts of living in a new country!