How's it going everyone,
some of you may have already encountered me on some ESN activity or around Campus, but, to all those who still do not have a clue who that guy in the picture is, let me begin to introduce myself: I am David Sommer, a 22 year old European Studies student in my second year from Nuremberg in Germany.
I have the great honor to coordinate and be part of a magnificent team which enthusiastically took over where the old board's term came to an end.
You see, people asked me 'David, so what's ESN gonna be like this year?'. Although, it's sometimes hard to come up with a short answer, I can assure you that ESN is going to be a mixture of party, sports, culture and trips from internationals for internationals. We try to organize activities, some traditional ones but also some really new ones, with other student organizations as often as possible so that you also see how other international student organizations add a new facet to the international community here at Uni Twente. This is also where we need YOUR help. Since you may have been participating in ESN Twente activities, we are wondering what you would make different, which activities you would offer to internationals? Give us your feedback! Or if you are yourself an international, why don't you want to make ESN shine even brighter by helping us organizing an Erasmus party or a daytrip to a city for instance? We are still looking for active members in one of the committees and would love to welcome you to become part of a bigger network full of solidarity, multiculturalism, academic competence and excessive partying.
Well, I guess see you at the next activity, in our ESN office or in the Vestingbar during our Thirsty Tuesday.
Welcome to the UT and it’s awesome campus life!
My name is Stella and I am the Secretary and Vice President of ESN Twente.
Together with the other motivated board members, I am looking forward to making your stay an even greater experience with lots of activities and possibilities to make long-lasting international friendships.
We plan on some great activities this year: Join our trips to well known cities such as Brussels, Amsterdam and the German Christmas Market in Münster! Get involved in our sport activities like climbing and soccer! Enjoy Dutch pancakes with your friends and us and other cultural culinary specialties at our regular country presentations!
You won’t miss out on any activities, if you stay up to date by seeing us during office hours or have a look at our facebook group.
I grew up in a town close to Hanover in Germany and have started my studies in International Business Administration last year. My first year at the UT was just great and now I cannot wait to pass my experiences on to you and grow both academically and personally. I will be the one replying to your mails and ensure that we as a team will be working at our best.
Looking forward to seeing you around!
My name is Han Lok and I will be the treasurer of ESN Twente board 2012-2013. My main task will be managing the money flow so that we can provide interesting activities throughout the whole year. Together with the other board members we are going to organize activities to make coming year a great year.
I live in Enschede for about 2 years now and I am a second year chemical engineering student at the University of Twente. It is an interesting study where you not only take a look at chemical reactions on bench scale in the laboratory but also focus on big plants like refineries.
In my free time I like sports such as running, swimming, squash and sailing. But I also like to spend time with my housemates like drinking a beer together, etc.
Before going to the university I have lived one year in England. There I studied at an international college. I stayed together with persons from different countries and with different cultures which I have enjoyed very much.
My name Rouven Breu and my position in the ESN Board 2012/2013 is the Mentor Coordinator. I’m originally coming from Bavaria/Germany and I’m 22 years old. I am studying European Studies in the second year at our beautiful University of Twente.
My position allows me close contact to the international students who are studying here in Twente. I am responsible together with the ‘Kick-In Committee’ to organize the introduction weeks in September and February. This is a lot of fun, because I can meet all the new students who arrive and help them to have a good time, by meeting all the other students and start the academic year with a lot of different events such as barbecue or parties. Through these events one can already find some friends or get important and useful information concerning the study here.
Through the different nationalities of students arriving during the ‘Kick-In’ I also have the opportunity to get to know people from all over the world which was one of the main reasons why I applied for the position of the Mentor Coordinator.
I hope you enjoy the study at University of Twente and I’m looking forward to see you at our activities.
I'm Thomas, 21 years old, German and a 2nd year psychology student. As a part of the ESN Board 2012-2013 I have definitely the job with the most interesting name. I am the external affairs coordinator. But what's in a name?
Don't worry if you still have no idea what I am doing - I will explain it. Firstly, my job is about establishing, maintaining and tightening relationships between ESN, University’s Institutions, international student associations and external institutions.
Secondly I stay in contact with all partners and sponsors for ESN Twente. In practice does it mean that I coordinate all the relations with people which are not directly involved in the ESN
And you as a member can benefit from it! With the ESN card you can make use of lots of discounts,activities and promotions. Check our Homepage and Facebook to get the newest information!
I joined the ESN to have an good variation next to my study. As ESN board member I expect a year full of new experiences, exciting and challenging exercises, nice activities and all in all a great time. I want to get know a lot about your countries, cultures and your way of life.
Next to my activities in the ESN I like to travel all over the world,participate in poetry slams, visiting concerts and festivals and of course get in touch with new people - so hopefully see you soon!
I am Leonie, the Activity Coordinator of the ESN Board 2012-2013. I am 21 years old, a true-born German and right now a 2nd year Creative Technology student of the UT.
Creative Technology? Well, that is a quite cool combination of electronics, different programming languages, design and somewhat a lot of mathematics. It is fun though!
Besides my study I enjoy the student life in the city of Enschede as well as on Campus: There are great options like the gym in the sport center, an indoor swimming pool, climbing walls and almost everything, you can think of as sport facilities.
Beside those sport facilities I will also make use of the cultural ones to organize nice activities for the ESN. Here on the campus we have rooms and space for Country Presentations, Comedy Nights and theme related activities like a Sinterklaas Dinner. (Ever heard of Sinterklaas?!)
To make sure that no one is bored at night, I will of course also arrange some parties for you, a social drink (Thirsty Tuesday) for pretty much every Tuesday and a Flunkyball event (beer drinking competition) once in a while. And yes, I will even fill your weekends with daytrips and weekend trips to The Hague or for instance beautiful Muenster in Germany!
Right now I can look back on the first quartile of this academic year and I need to say that I already met a lot of people with interesting cultural backgrounds. We had loads of fun and a great variety of fun activities!
See you soon!
My name is Ibrahim Naous, Abe for short, and I am the PR Coordinator at ESN Twente 2012 – 2013. I am an international student myself coming from Lebanon/Palestina, and I’m studying European Studies here at the University of Twente. It has been a blast for me living in Enschede for a year already. The campus is simply amazing and the people are very friendly.
My job as a PR is mainly about promotion, informing everyone about what’s going on at ESN, our activities, the latest news, and posting interesting articles. I really like the PR position as it involves a lot of creativity in producing flyers, posters, and making the ESN webpage look attractive and colourful.
A student’s life is usually packed with studying, work and stress. ESN provides the other, rather bright, side of this life. Our objective is to make students feel comfortable and have something recreational and fun to look forward to. We hope to deliver the most awesome student experience and yet good times to remember as we move on.
I wish all of you a year full of awesomeness and great success!