Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe. It was born on the 16th October 1989 and legally registered in 1990 for supporting and developing student exchange.
ESN is present in more than 450 Higher Education Institutions from 37 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding.
ESN is working in Higher Education (HE)
- offering services to 150.000 students
- mainly on a volunteer basis
- with an average annual growth rate of 12,3% since 1990
ESN is operating on three levels, Local, National and International.
ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange from different levels, and providing an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad ("internationalisation at home")
ESN Turkey is the legal branch of Erasmus Student Network (ESN AISBL) in Turkey, which is located in Brussels Belgium. The organization is incorporated in İstanbul, Turkey. The aim of ESN Turkey is to work voluntarily for local or international students who study abroad and offer them an multicultural atmosphere. ESN IAU is an official section of ESN Turkey.
ESN IAU is here to help and assist IAU incoming Erasmus+ students. This assistance is by providing the students with important information for during their exchange here at IAU starting with the orientation week then the administrational processes such as getting their residence permit, finding accommodation and flat mates and so on. Moreover, keeping them updated about weekly trips and parties that the ESN will organize in Istanbul and around Turkey.
By applying to ESN IAU, exchange students and mentors will get chance to meet someone that can help them around the city and to take care of all of the abovementioned matters.
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