right to education

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(1) Everyone has the right to education [...] and higher
education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.



We believe that especially those that were forced to flee their homes are in need of access to this inviolable right.



The students do not only join us in classes, but have also engaged everyone around them to take part in an invaluable cultural exchange.


Working together to build together

“Being in Right2Education has really taught me a lot about working in a team. And this goes beyond the internal board of the initiative. As much as the collaborative effort of student, management, faculty and administration of Amsterdam University College is important, the receiving, giving and exchanging with guest students is what makes this experience a truly unique one. “

Ellen – Public Relations

Seeing Is Believing

“After just one month we experienced how significant our efforts have been. Our guest students have not only taken part in the Dutch classes and speak quite some Dutch, but have also engaged those around them to take part in an invaluable cultural exchange. By getting to know them throughout this month, we are proud to call these refugees – these guest students – our friends.”

Johan Fredsted, AUC Student & Buddy, Norway

As the weeks passed by, my fellow buddies and I overcame the barriers between the guest students and us, and realized more and more how truly unique this exchange was between these young men and women, who come from regions torn apart by war, conflict and poverty to a degree that is unfamiliar to us, privileged Westerners.

Arent BoonRight2Education student teacher

I loved to be able to teach these guest students my language and see them study and progress well in the classes. But it was so much more than that; they became my friends too.

Marit HoefslootRight2Education student teacher

When I entered this building I felt normal. I was just another student going to class and studying. I didn’t think I was just strange. They were like me.


I believe that learning the language is key in the integration process. Not only because it improves communication, but also because it signals the will to integrate and to learn about the host culture.

Paco MensRight2Education student teacher

They are taking our hand and teaching us Dutch and we are learning about their society.