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Netherlands: Muslims to get refund for meals on university orientation week
Islam in Europe
Muslims participating in the EL CID orientation week at Leiden university, can get a refund on their meal tickets, according to a spokesperson. The university's orientation week will fall on Ramadan this year.
"Participants will get 30 euros back if they hand in all the meal tickets. That is almost half the amount that they pay for orientation week," said Laura Scholten of the EL CID committee. Orientation week at Leiden costs 65 euro.
Most universities are not going to change their orientation week program for Ramadan. In Utrecht the administration will offer microwave ovens for fasting Muslim students. They will also ensure that there won't be obligatory sessions in the evening, so that Muslim could break the fast with their families.
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