Erasmus Student Network

Erasmus Student Network

 

Erasmus Student Network is the biggest student association in Europe founded for supporting and developing student exchange. It is a non-profit international student organisation. ESN has been registerd at our University in February 2015, so we are an entirely new phenomenon. We work for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange, and providing an intercultural experience. The organisation works in the interest of international students.

Our „misson” is to improve the social and practical integration of international students, we represent the needs and rights of international students, we provide relevant information about mobility programmes and last, but not least we cooperate with the International Office at our University. In a nutshell our teams biggest task is to motivate students to study abroad. ESN is not just for students who come from foreign countries. We also work with the reintegration of homecoming students. Those who are returning from exchange are being supported in reintegration process. However, the main focus of ESN is placed on current exchange students, who often face problems in their new environments. Therefore, ESN offers help in academic, social and practical integration process. This is mainly done through activities, which includes cultural and social events such as trips to various places within the country like: Eger, Visegrád or Balaton, also film nights, international food festivals and of course which can not be missed: parties. In addition to that we have a mentor system, which helps the international students mainly in academic and practical integration.

Students can also ask for help in any personal problem they have, just as simple things like making a bank account or finding the nearest supermarket or busstop. Relying on a mentor can give exchange students a strong point in a foreign country! To sum up my words ESN encourages the future exchange students to gain international experience and gain relevant insight to different cultures. So I can only encourage you all, to experience Erasmus!