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Are you looking for a challenge? Do you want to experience the international student life in Groningen to the fullest? And do you want to develop yourself personally and professionally?

Joining the ESN Groningen Board is the perfect opportunity for you!

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ESN Groningen is the biggest international student organisation in Groningen and one of the largest ESN sections in Europe. We organise over 150 activities and 2 large Introduction Weeks, where the largest one in September has more than 2000 participants. Next to that, we have several structural programmes that run throughout the year. In total, over 6,000 international and internationally oriented students in Groningen are connected to ESN. As a Board member, you will be in charge of this organisation and together with 60 committee members, 300 Introduction Guides and 250 Buddies you will help every international student make the most out of their stay in Groningen, while facilitating the integration of international students with the Dutch (student) culture.

As a member of the Board, you will be in charge of the biggest international student organisation in Groningen for an entire year. This means that you will not only organise amazing events and Introduction Weeks, but you will also represent the interests of international and internationally oriented students towards the University of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the municipality of Groningen and other relevant parties, through close cooperation. Through the work that you do, you will be able to fully develop yourself on a personal and professional level while building your CV.

Next to this, you will be socializing and networking with other Boards and enthusiastic volunteers at social events and in national and international conferences all over Europe – and, since you are at the heart of the international student community of Groningen, you will be in touch with students from all over the world throughout the entire year! 

The Executive Board consists of 6 students with the following positions: President, Secretary, Treasurer, External Relations Coordinator, PR Coordinator and Integration Coordinator. Read more about what all these positions entail here and in the brochure below. Together with the rest of your board, you will spend a year in charge of the largest international student organisation in Groningen: an unforgettable and valuable experience! The board year starts parttime in May 2021, and becomes full-time from August 2021 onwards. You can find more information about the details and the workload in the brochure below.

Want to find out more? On Monday the 15th of March at 17:00 we will be organising a board information evening to tell you everything there is to know about doing a board year at ESN Groningen and to give you the opportunity to ask all of your questions. Make sure to keep an eye on our social media to find out more about this event. If you have missed the information evening, do not worry! You can still request all necessary information by filling in the interest list!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! We would be glad to give you more information or just chat with you about the Board. You can send us an email at, give us a call (+31 6 27220626) or send us a message via our Facebook or Instagram page. We are always happy to grab a cup of coffee together with you to talk about doing a board year at ESN Groningen! We have also created an information package for you that contains all the relevant information about doing a board year at ESN Groningen. Make sure to fill in the interest list and we will send you the information package as soon as possible! 

The application deadline has passed, but if you are interested, you can still send us an email. You can apply by sending an email to with your CV and a motivation letter. 

More information regarding the ESN Groningen Board and the different positions can be found below in the brochure.
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