The Dutch Caribbean Association of Rotterdam welcomes all students from the Erasmus University Rotterdam as well as other students studying in the Netherlands. We embrace the Dutch Caribbean culture while simultaneously helping our members in the early stages of their careers. We do this by organizing both cultural and professional career based events. Join us to experience the best of both worlds—celebrating culture and advancing your career. Discover the Dutch Caribbean Association Rotterdam, where cultural appreciation and professional growth meet.
The Dutch Caribbean Association of Rotterdam was founded in April of 2021 by eight Dutch Caribbean students at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and was officially registered at the chamber of commerce in November 2021. Our founders, recognizing the need for a welcoming haven, sought to create a safe and inclusive space for both Dutch Caribbean students and anyone intrigued by the community.
DCA wants to create a space where students, regardless of their origin, with an interest in the Dutch Caribbean culture can come together. Our mission is to form a bridge between the Dutch Caribbean culture and our members. Through DCA’s diverse activities, we empower our members to grow socially, culturally, educationally and professionally.
DCA’s vision is to make a positive contribution to the future careers of our members by supporting them in expanding their knowledge and enriching their experiences. DCA also aims to narrow the potential gap between its members and the social issues that affect them by supporting and guiding its members with their student careers.
Core values serve as the foundational pillars that shape the culture and identity of an association. They are the most important values that the association believes in and stands for, both internally and externally. Our core values are: