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ESN Leiden

Erasmus Student Network Leiden

About Us

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

The main focus of ESN is on all current international and exchange students in Leiden. However, you do not necessarily need to be a student to be able to join ESN. Many internationals in Leiden or expats working in international organizations, also join our activities. 

ESN facilitates academic, social and practical integration through various activities & programs. These activities include cultural and social events, such as trips to various destinations, language exchange, clubs to suit all interests, international dinners and parties. 

Meanwhile, the ESN Squad Program helps international students with academic and practical integration by matching students with a Squad Captain who helps them to integrate into their student lives in Leiden. 

Follow us on social media to hear about our upcoming events! 

We are not alone in this

The Erasmus Student Network Leiden has different institutionals and commercial partners that help us in many different ways.

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ESN Leiden has many activities that make life in Leiden easier and fun. International Nights every Wednesday brings the opportunity to meet new people every week, to start your joyful student life in Leiden. 

We organize bike tours, trips to different cities and countries, BBQ parties, Pub Quiz nights, Cocktail Parties with many different themes, and much more!

To get to know more, follow us on Instagram & Facebook! 

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Phone: + 31 71 527 7973
Breimer Common Room, Plexus, Kaiserstraat 25, 2311 GN, Leiden, The Netherlands
TUE-FRI 12:00-19:00