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 can be: an excursion to a typical Dutch production farm for poultry, pigs or cattle. Also activities to get to know other cultures can be organised, such as an international potluck dinner. Team International organizes activities that can give you new skills, like a cattle judgment evening. Last year we also managed to visit the Floating Farm in Rotterdam. 

Activities with sub-associations
Team International can also explain how to join one of the sub-associations of 'De Veetelers'. There are six sub-associations that each representing an animal/sector in the agricultural world:

  • Aquarius is there for all the people that are interested in aquaculture.
  • Bestia Turba Ferina (BTF) is there for the non-production animals, such as cats and dogs.
  • The Paarden Breeding Club (PFC or Horse Breeding Club) tells you all the ins and outs about horses.
  • Porculum covers all the intensive livestock such as pigs and chickens.
  • The Rundvee Breeding Studyclub (RFS, or Cattle Breeding Studyclub) is your address for cattle. They visit companies with milk-cattle.
  • Sheep and Goat StudyClub (SGSC). As the name already implies they are mainly concerned with sheep and goats but also other small ruminants.

Unless otherwise stated excursions of the sub-associations are in Englisch as the animal science studies are international. 

Do you want to have direct contact? You can reach us by email at Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. .

Kind regards,
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!