Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest student association in Europe. It was born on the 16th October 1989 and legally registered in 1990 for supporting and developing student exchange.
We are present in more than 900 Higher Education Institutions from 40 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding. We have around 15,000 active members that are in many sections supported by so called buddies mainly taking care of international students.Thus, ESN involves around 40,000 young people offering its services to around 220,000 international students every year.
Aims and Principles
ESN works in the interest of international students
ESN works to improve the social and practical integration of international students.
ESN represents the needs and rights of international students on the local, national and international level.
ESN provides relevant information about mobility programmes.
ESN motivates students to study abroad.
ESN works with the reintegration of homecoming students.
ESN contributes to the improvement and accessibility of student mobility.
ESN cares about its members.
ESN values volunteering and active citizenship.