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After living in Asia for seven years I have a good idea of ​​what international highly educated residents need and what issues they encounter. I manage the Leiden International Centre, part of Leiden&Partners, since 2016. I play a role in LIC's funding, steer LIC towards greater impact in the region and motivate the young people in the team. From my HR background I have a great interest in everything related to talent and business needs. Let that all come together at Leiden International Centre! 

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I am originally from England and did an Erasmus year in the Netherlands. Later I came back here to get my master's degree because I loved living here so much. I did an internship at the LIC during the pandemic because I wanted to improve my Dutch and help other internationals. In November 2021 I was happy to take over the role of coordinator from Joke. Now I work with our local business partners, make sure our helpdesk and registration appointments run smoothly and I work on attracting and retaining talent in our region. 

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I was an intern at Leiden International Centre in 2021, a choice I mainly made because I lived in Montpellier, Southern France for half a year. During my time there, I discovered how helpful it is to have an organization that is there to assists you adjusting to your new environment. I looked for opportunities to contribute to this in the Netherlands when my exchange was over, and luckily I came across the LIC. In January 2022 I got the opportunity to work fulltime at the LIC, and I am happy to be back so that I can continue to support internationals in the Leiden region. 

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I am originally from Australia, although I have also lived in France, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and England. I chose to come to the Netherlands for my bachelor’s degree, and I enjoyed living here so much that I decided to stay. Having spent much of my life moving between different countries and cultures, I’ve experienced first-hand the questions that arise from relocating to new places. I enjoy working at LIC’s Helpdesk, as I feel that it is important to provide internationals with the resources to make their journey as smooth as possible, and to help them discover their new home in the Netherlands.

Get in touch with Jing-Yi