Mirthe Koenderink – Integration Coordinator ESN Groningen Board 2019/2020
Hi guys! My name is Mirthe Koenderink, and I am the Integration Coordinator of the Board of ESN Groningen 2019/2020. I am 22 years old, and was born and raised in Haaksbergen, a small village in the east of the Netherlands. I just finished my Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and I went to Taiwan for my exchange during my degree. I really love traveling, and I have been to many different places! One of the most special places I’ve visited is Tajikistan (among many other countries). Besides my love traveling, I also love to watch series and films, and like a stereotypical Dutch person, I love cheese very much. Among those things, I really enjoy getting to know people from many different cultures, so you can always come up to me for a chat if you’d like!
The function of the Integration Coordinator is much different from the other functions. Where the other functions are more or less set in stone, my function comes with a lot more freedom for new ideas and projects. The tasks that I generally have are: taking care of the ESN programmes (Buddy, Intercambio, Clubs and maybe others in the future), having meetings with external parties, supervising internal and external committees, organizing various activities, and representing ESN in several platforms. As Integration Coordinator, I am also involved in the event called Experience Groningen, which is organised in cooperation with the municipality of Groningen. Furthermore, I am responsible for the Culture day in both the Introduction Weeks. The ESN committees under my responsibility are the Buddy & Integration Committee and the International Dinner Committee.