We proudly present the 29th board of ESN Twente. This group of six dedicated international students is committed to bringing students from all over the world together in exciting activities during the academic year 18/19. Get to know them and their positions here or meet them in person during ESN events or by dropping by during office hours (MO-FR, 12:45-13:30) for a nice cup of coffee and a chat!
President - Meike
"My name is Meike but all my international friends that cannot pronounce my name call me Mei. I am the president of ESN Twente for one main reason: I believe that going abroad is one of the most life-changing experience a young person can have and I want to contribute to unite all of us international students here in Twente to share, exchange and enrich each others journeys. It is beautiful to see how we are all so different and yet have so many things in common. With passion I stand in for intercultural exchange and the personal development it brings. My personal goal is to see international students that look back on their exchange in The Netherlands with a smile and a list of new experience and also friends.
I am a travel-soul myself and I am always up for a good chat about my backpacking adventures. When I am not in class, the ESN office or at work you can find me laying on the couch daydreaming about saving the world but I probably could not hear you because I use my headphones way too loud. Occasionally you can also find me in the gym or on the yoga matt.
My cheesy and odd life-guiding sayings are: Leave your fears behind and keep your dreams alive. In case I would forget them, I got them tattooed on my arms. If there is anything you would like to know about me or what I do with ESN Twente please swing by the office for a chat!"
Treasurer - Fabian
Hi everyone! My name is Fabian and I'm the Treasurer at ESN Twente. I take care of all financial matters surrounding ESN. Next to that I study International Business Administration at the University of Twente. I started my work at ESN because I myself did 2 Erasmus-periods in Forli, in Italy and Sevilla, in Spain, and I wanted to continue having that INSANELY addicting Erasmus-feeling. Next to ESN you will probably find me on a volleyball court or you won't find me because I'm more away than at home!
Activity Coordinator - Aditya
"I am Aditya and I am the activity coordinator for the coming year. My tasks involve brainstorming, planning, executing and reviewing activities for the year 2018-19. I am a Master's student in Sustainable Energy Technology under the faculty of Engineering Technology. I'm a nerd, worship Sheldon Cooper and love getting lost in the world of books and flying brooms (hint: Potterhead). Even though I'm an introvert, I become a total chatterbox when it comes to education, philosophy, events and books. Sometimes economics too. In my free time, you'll find me exploring new places, trekking, stargazing or just roaming about a forest with my camera."
External Affairs - Styrmir
Hi, my name is Styrmir and I am the current external coordinator of ESN-Twente. My main job is to be the contact person of companies and acquire discounts and perks for our members. I am doing my Master here at the University of Twente in Chemical Engineering. My hobbies are music, travel and sports. Most of my time is dedicated to my study and ESN but I always have time to catch up with mates. I like spending my time with all different kinds of people and I always have time to sit down and have chat over a good cup of coffee.
Marketing & PR Coordinator - Laura
"My name is Laura and I am the PR & Marketing Manager of the ESN Board 18/19. I am responsible for managing ESN's social media accounts and the website, as well as announcing events and creating promotional materials and the email newsletter. At the same time I am somehow completing my Masters in Communication Science. I love travelling and foreign languages, and eversince studying abroad in Christchurch, New Zealand has had a special place in my heart which is why I never fail to bring it up in conversations. After my time abroad, I've missed the feeling of being in an exchange network and was super enthusiastic when I discovered ESN! I believe that living in a foreign country is one of the most educational experiences you can have and I am determined to help others to have the time of their life in Enschede as well! In my free time, I am into photography, reading, late-night documentaries and scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest (when I am not looking at flights that is)."
Secretary - Joyce
My name is Joyce Rops, I am almost 20 years old and I am a third year bachelor-student Biomedical Engineering. I am a very sociable person and I am basically always hanging out with friends. Next to ESN I am also a member at A.S.V. Taste, where you can find me every Tuesday. I also love to read and have a severe Netflix addiction. I am relatively new to ESN and will fulfil the function of secretary on the ESN board. My tasks include all internal communication, management of the email account and keeping minutes at meetings. I am very excited to see you all very soon!