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Welcome to ESN Groningen!

ESN Groningen is part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). We aim to ensure that international students have the best possible time that they can in Groningen, and we do this by organising over 150 events social, cultural, integration, travel and sport events throughout the year, as well as a huge introduction week every semester to make sure that all new students in Groningen have the best possible kick-off to their time in the city.

We also have several long-term programs, including the buddy program - designed so every new student can easily adapt to life in Groningen - and the intercambio project, where students exchange languages in an informal, social way.
Be sure to check out our ESN card page for information on discounts you can get with the ESNcard. 

Do you want more information about ESN Groningen? Send us an e-mail at, send us a message on our Facebook page, or drop by the office during the week between 13:00-16:00 or on Thursdays until 19:00!

Not new to Groningen and want to get involved? Then check out the following pages!

ESN Introduction Week February 2018

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

During the introduction week we will put you in groups of ca. 12 internationals and 2 introduction guides. These guides are Dutch or internationals students that have lived in Groningen for a longer period of time. These guides will help and guide you during the entire introduction week.

The ESN Introduction Week will start on Friday the 2nd of February and will finish with an amazing final party on Wednesday 7th. Since lectures will start on Monday the 5th, ESN will only offer an evening program on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so you can still attend your lectures. 

During the week you and your group will participate in our pubcrawl, culture day, sports day, band night, comedy show, Dutch language lessons, a movie night and of course a couple of great parties! It's the perfect way to meet new people, explore your new home, learn about the Dutch language and culture, and take care of practical issues such as getting a bicycle. 

Tickets for the whole week cost €35, which includes an ESN card, multiple dinners and access to all of the activities. We will start the ticket sale on the 4th of December, get them through this link