Around 40 recent arrivals to Luxembourg met new people, learnt a few words of Luxembourgish and enjoyed a cultural evening at the third Just Arrived Ambassadors (JAA) Club night on Friday.
Photo: Just Arrived Ambassadors
The integration meet-up was hosted at Villa Vauban in Luxembourg City and kicked off with a presentation of integration services on offer in the city. Then came the fun part, as participants played a card game from language.lu to learn some Luxembourg proverbs and local history. Talks were followed by a networking cocktail offered by the city authority and a live jazz concert.
“We have have noticed that we have a great mix of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Couples, young mums coming with their kids and their mothers, singles, retired people just arrived in Luxembourg to join their families, expat women following their husbands but also men following their spouses,” coordinator Camilla Cuppini told Delano, adding: “This is a nice result for the JAA Club--being able to attract anyone who has just arrived. The goal is really to provide newcomers with a personal support network and help them feel at home in Luxembourg.”
The Just Arrived Ambassadors Club builds on the knowledge and experience of foreign nationals already living in Luxembourg who share their know-how with new arrivals at weekly drop-in sessions and monthly meet-ups. The drop-in centre is located in the integration and special needs services in the lower level of City Hall, 42 place Guillaume II. It is open on Tuesdays from 8:30am to 2pm except during the holidays.
The next meet-up will be held on 18 January at the Luxembourg City Museum. Participation is free of charge but participants should register in advance as places are limited. Click here to find out more.