Originally founded by a handful of Dutch students in 1992, ESN VU Amsterdam (before 'ESN-VUniverse' and 'VUniverse') has since grown into one the primary international student association at VU University Amsterdam.

ESN VU Amsterdam is the international student association of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The mission of ESN is to contribute to the experience of internationals in Amsterdam by organizing social and cultural activities and estabishing links with organizations in order to bridge the gap between students and firms. At the beginning of each semester, ESN organizes the ISI Days (International Student Introduction Days), an introduction through Amsterdam. Other activities can be weekly borrels (drinks), hitchkhiking weekends, bowling nights and ice-skating trips, or even city trips and full-fledged weekends into the great outdoors (in the Netherlands or abroad).

Our board consists of six enthusiastic students who also provide a mentoring program to international students. An Activities and PR Committee helps with organizing activities and promoting them. Additionally, they raise funds for sponsoring, establish promotions for our members with different firms and cooperate with partners such as ISN Amsterdam of UvA, Aureus, Financial Study Association Amsterdam and Marketing Association Amsterdam.

We are constantly seeking to establish beneficial partnerships with oganizations and promote these to our students. Whether you are interested in promoting your products/services to our student base or have job/internship opportunities, all sponsoring opportunities are welcome.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for sponsoring opportunities directly at pr@esnvuamsterdam.nl.

ESN VU Amsterdam is the ESN section of VU University Amsterdam. We take care of all international students coming to VU University. We do this by providing Pick-Up Days, an Introduction Weekend, a Buddy Program, Weekend Trips (national & international), Hitchhiking Contests, City Trips, Social Drinks, Party Nights and much more!

To become a member, you have to buy our ESNcard. To become an active member, you can join the board or one of our committees. You can find all the vacancies here.