Willemijn van Oppen

Willemijn van Oppen is the founder and principal of Educaide, your solution house for international education in the Netherlands, advising the full spectrum of international education stakeholders. Her experience ranges from advising ministries and local governments to counseling families with the challenges of expatriation. Educaide offers strategic and practical advice always bearing the best interest of students in mind.
In addition, Educaide renders intermediary service between fully qualified, native English speaking teachers and Dutch international (and bilingual) schools.

All Willemijn's Articles

Implementing Mother-Tongue Literacy Program at Primary Level

Three years ago, the American International School of Rotterdam (AISR) started offering an expanded mother-tongue language program in grades PreK1 - 5 (ages 3-11). Since 2013-2014, the AISR has expanded the mother-tongue program to include French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin,… read more >

News from ‘the East’

The International School Twente (IST) is the only international school in the Twente region, located in Enschede. It is a so-called Dutch International School (DIS) which means that the school is fully recognized by the Dutch Ministry of Education and… read more >

International Education Options at the Primary and Secondary Level

As mentioned in the article, When Parents Stay and Children Depart, there is a wealth of international schooling options in the Netherlands, both at primary and secondary level, as well as at university level. For the latter, we refer you… read more >