“If you can dream it, you can do it”. – Tom Fitzgerald, Walt Disney.

I always found different cultures interesting, and after my Erasmus it was my dream to move abroad. I was specifically interested in the Netherlands, because their dentistry department was well organised and the Netherlands has one of the best standards of living in Europe. Then I found BGB through Linkedin, I found the program very interesting and made an appointment straight away. After that the process went quick and smooth.

As a single mom, moving to another country was a big risk for me and my daughter. Luckily, BGB always helped us and gave us security, so the step to a new life was a bit easier to make.

If you know the language, have a lot of financial support and family to move to another country, then maybe you don’t need the program. But in Portugal there are a lot of people like me, without the support and security. BGB offers you a great language course and at the same time residency in a beautiful place (Seefeld)*. BGB also helps you with the preparation of the mandatory BIG exam to work as a professional dentist in the Netherlands. They help you with all the documentation, they find the perfect clinic for you, help you with the search and rent of a house. In my case, BGB even helped with the documentation of my daughter, childcare and a car. Really, BGB helps you find a complete healthy life full of happiness.

* In 2024, after many, unforgettable years in Seefeld, the BGB Academy moved to a new location in Westerbork (The Netherlands)

About the dentist

Name Valéria Pestana
Country Portugal

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