Mission and goals

Erasmus Student Network Amsterdam is a student-run organization dedicated to helping exchange and international students studying at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) make the most of their stay in the Netherlands. ESN Amsterdam is part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), an organization with 540 sections in 42 countries that makes sure you will have the time of your life studying abroad.

We help international students build up a social network; find their way in a new city, and stimulate the Dutch and other cultures’ experiences by organizing a wide range of social and cultural activities. ESN supports the integration of international students in a network of locals and internationals alike and firmly believes that this is an essential part of experiencing student life abroad. We aim to be a source of information on topics concerning living and studying in Amsterdam. Concerning ourselves with the continuous delivery of value to an ever growing network of students.

Our Vision is to enable an integrated, diverse, and international student community in Amsterdam created by students for students, facilitating mobility and exchanging culture, knowledge, and experience.