As board of ESN Haarlem we want to welcome you to the most hospitable and cozy city of the Netherlands! We want to create your stay over here as smooth and comfortable as possible. Our personal experience as international students will help us to reach this goal. Most of our board members are internationals students themselves and know what it is like to be in a strange environment where you don’t know anyone, don’t know the culture and don’t know the language. We will use this as an advantage to make your stay as easy as possible.
Furthermore, we will arrange pick-up services from Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Station once you arrive in the Netherlands. We will take you to your accommodation at the campus. In the first week will organize an introduction week where you will get to know the town, the Dutch culture and your new friends during your stay abroad. After the introduction week it is time to start your study. But of course, you're not only here to study 24/7. We will offer plenty of activities that you can join according to your personal interests. The activities will include theme parties, city trips, movie nights, sports competitions, pub crawls and other fun stuff which will turn your exchange into something you will never forget. Make sure to get an ESN card from one of the board members once you have arrived – it will give you discounts on our activities, free entrance to student parties and discounts on ESN partners, such as Ryanair or Flixbus.