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ESN Introduction Week

Introduction Week of September 2022

The ESN Introduction Week is the biggest Introduction Week for international and internationally oriented students in Groningen! It is the best way to start your time in this city. Discover Groningen with 2000 new students, get to know each other and have an incredible beginning of your time in the Netherlands.

From Friday, the 2nd of September, until Wednesday, the 7th of September 2022, ESN Groningen is organising the ESN Introduction Week for all international and internationally oriented students!

Throughout this week, you will be able to discover everything that Groningen and its student life have to offer, while also getting to know many other students! In short, it will be an unforgettable and valuable beginning of your stay in Groningen.

During the Introduction Week, you will be put in a group with students from different countries. Your group will be guided by 1 or 2 Introduction Guides: these are Dutch or international students that have lived in Groningen for a longer period of time. They will lead your group during the entire Introduction Week programme, help you get to know the city, and answer any questions you might have.

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Sign Up Days

In order for you to participate in the ESN Introduction Week, you will have to come by during one of these days to pick up all the necessary items. The Sign Up Days take place on Wednesday, the 31st of August (for all students), Thursday, the 1st of September (for University of Groningen students), and the 2nd of September (for Hanze University of Applied Sciences students)

The Programme

Since your courses will start on Monday the 5th of September, ESN will just offer an evening programme on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so you can still attend your lectures without missing anything from the programme!

During the week, you and your group will participate in our Pub Crawl and Opening Party, Culture Day, Sports Day, a Comedy show, Dutch Language Lessons, a Band Night, a Movie Night and a closing night including a fun Dutch Party! 

It’s the perfect way to meet new people, explore your new city, and learn about the Dutch language and culture! 

This after movie shows you what the ESN Introduction Week experience is like:



A ticket for the Introduction Week costs €37,50 which includes:

  • Access to the entire Introduction Week programme;
  • An ESNcard (worth €8,50) that gives you access to events organised by ESN Groningen throughout the whole year, next to local and international discounts;
  • A goodie bag filled with useful information, goodies and discount vouchers; 
  • And most importantly, a great time while meeting a lot of new people!

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Do you have any questions about the ESN Introduction Week or about ESN Groningen in general? You can always send us an email ( or a Facebook message, or call us at +31503637176

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