We’re the excursion committee of ESN Groningen! We organize day and weekend excursions throughout the whole academic year. Whether it’s one of our Dutch gems like Giethoorn and Ameland or an international city like Brugge: we make sure you’ll have an awesome time during your exchange and make a lot of unforgettable memories.  

But how do you organize a trip for up to 100 people?

Firstly, we brainstorm ideas for cool destinations. After having made a decision on where to go and what to do, Joost, our treasurer, sets up a budget for the trip. Nika, “the transporter”, books the buses/ferry/bikes and Jamie writes the promotional texts for the Facebook page. But nothing of that would be possible without our president, Ruben, and secretary, Vivian, who make sure that our meetings are structured and efficient. After the excursions take place, Alex evaluates the opinions of the participants so we know what can be improved in the following excursions. This is of course a lot of work but we’re all passionate about it and we do our best to make it happen.

 Besides our work for ESN, we are all busy with our studies and have different hobbies: Nika is currently studying Sociology at RUG and likes to go on the market and cook with friends. Partying and Tequila (our beloved committee shot!) also count to her favorite things. Vivian is studying International Relations at RUG. If she’s not studying, she’s hibernating up to 21 (!) hours or cooking delicious meals for the committee meetings. Jamie is studying International Business and Languages at Hanze. She likes doing sports, listening to music 24/7 and partying with friends. Alex just finished his bachelor in International Relations. He’s always up for a good conversation about nearly everything. Besides that, he’s a member of student association Unitas. Our treasurer Joost is busy with his master in Real Estate Studies, besides that his passion is partying all around the world, for example in South Korea. Our president Ruben is studying master in Science Education and Communication and works in a call center. His hobbies include snowboarding, wakeboarding, kitesurfing and, of course, Tequila! If you want to know more about us, don’t hesitate to talk to us during one of our excursions or a student night!

If you’re interested in attending one of our excursions, check the ESN Groningen facebook page and feel free to send us your dream destinations to excursion@esn-groningen.nl. We’ll consider it during our next meetings!

We’re looking forward to you!

The Excursion Committee '17/'18

Left to right: Ruben, Jamie, Nika, Vivian, Joost, Alexander.