Erasmus Students Network sections at universities are an enormous support for international students. They are their signpost, someone who will explain, help or translate. All this begins before the start of the academic year, when the sections organise the so-called Orientation Week, whose main goal is to integrate and show the city and university to Erasmus students.
What else can you gain thanks to Erasmus Student Network?
Already during the first days at the university and integration events you meet people with whom you will spend the next half year or even a year. Together you will learn the secrets of the local culture, take exams, try regional dishes and travel. Among such friends will also be the mentors or members of the local ESN section, who will do their utmost to make you remember your exchange forever.
I am convinced that you will go on your first trip with your local ESN section. You will see the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to move and only then you will start planning your own trips. ESN will show you the most beautiful parts of the country, its traditions and local culture. After all, the best way of discovering a new place is by following in footsteps of the locals ;)
In addition to the fact that ESN members will welcome you at your university and help you settle in, they will also organise a variety of events addressed to you during the year. You can count on visiting museums, integration, excursions, fun, or charity events.
Nothing seems more satisfying than the smile of a toddler from an orphanage, to whom you just handed a cuddly toy, or a hand-made drawing on a hospital or school wall, or planting your own tree in the woods. Helping others is what we do in ESN every day. You will find out for yourself how much fun it is to participate in such initiatives.
Students like to have fun with friends, but to have a good time, you should party responsibly! Therefore, besides coming up with interesting themes and attractions during parties, we also care about safety and well-being of participants. An ideal example of this is water distribution during an event – a practice which originated in the international project called “Responsible Party”.