How English Shapes the World and the Future – Fascinating Insight by 2020 English Proficiency Index

The Netherlands has topped the EF English Proficiency Index of 2020, making it the country with the best English-speaking skills outside native English-speaking countries. More than 2.2 million took the test. The Netherlands has consistently been in the Top 3 since the index started in 2011. The Top 5 are the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The countries with the highest scores outside Europe are South Africa and Singapore.

New Organ Donor Act will also Apply to International Students

On 1 July 2020, a new Donor Act, which also holds implications for international students, will come into force. The new law will make everyone in the Netherlands aged 18 and above who is registered with their local municipality (gemeente) an organ donor unless otherwise indicated, and will also apply to foreign nationals, including international students, the Dutch department of Health has confirmed to Wittenborg News.

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