The Erasmus Student Network Leiden (ESN) is part of the larger Erasmus Student Network (ESN) which is one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe, founded in 1989 to support and develop student exchange.

The main focus of ISN is on all current international and exchange students in Leiden. ESN facilitates academic, social and practical integration through activities and programmes. These activities include cultural and social events, such as trips to various destinations, language exchange, clubs to suit any interest, international dinners and parties. Meanwhile, the new ESN Squad Programme helps international students with integration and making friends, especially suited for times in which this might be more difficult due to restrictions of COVID-19. 

What does ISN have to offer?

    Weekly activities: check out the events on our Facebook page, return to our website or join any of the Facebook groups of our Clubs.

    Drinks @ Einstein every Wednesday evening from 22:00!

    We run various clubs  that anyone can join.

    We publish the VOX international newspaper, run by international students.

   We have parties - all year long!

    Our Buddy Programme will help you find your way around the city and the University, and is a great way to meet Dutch students

    Join our language exchange programme for international students and learn a new language for free with a native speaker!