Summer Introduction!

Introduction week

Kick-off your student experience in Amsterdam with the introduction week from August 23 – August 26! 



Welcome to all new students in Amsterdam, a lovely city with a rich history, culture, and traditions! Studying in Amsterdam will not only enrich your knowledge by broadening your horizons but it will also enable you to build lifelong friendships with students from all around the world. We will help you with this by bringing you together with our unforgettable activities, events and trips. We hope that this way you can get the most out of your stay!

Are you an exchange student from UvA or AUAS?
Then you should be joining ESN’s Introduction Week! ESN’s Introduction Week is for exchange students and international students that will be studying at either the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA) or the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

You will receive an email from your exchange university with further information.

Sunday, August 21

Wristband and goodie bag pickup

Monday, August 22

Wristband and goodie bag pickup

Tuesday, August 23

  • Pickup goodies and wristbands (for latecomers)
  • Official Welcome + Amsterdam Survival Guide
  • Canal Boat Tour
  • Evening program at Undercurrent

Wednesday, August 24

  • Crash Course Dutch
  •  CREA Cultural Workshops
  • City Tour & Scavenger Hunt
  • Bowling & Lasertag at Aloha
  • Comedy Show at Boom Chicago 

Thursday, August 25

  • Sports Day at USC 
  • Party at Coco’s Outback

Friday, August 26

  • Museums & Artis Zoo
  • Park hangout & games
  • Final Party at Melkweg