Spotahome

Partner ESN Germany - Wed, 05/07/2017 - 00:12

We've checked the homes. You choose them. Find the perfect one with [Spotahome]

Spotahome is the ultimate in international, mid-to-long term accommodation. We make finding your Erasmus home as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. We visit the property for you. We take photos of it. We even do a video tour and show you around the place.

  2. Search by city, price, move-in date, bed types, bills included and even more.

  3. Make a booking request for a property and receive a response within 24hrs.

(And PS, you can do all this from the comfort of your bed!)

 

Don't forget to use your 25% discount code when making a request. Get it with your ESN card - just click on the big green button.

Need help? Other questions? Contact us at esn@spotahome.com

 

DR-WALTER

Partner ESN Germany - Wed, 05/07/2017 - 00:11
 

 

 

Insurance for Erasmus+ students

DR-WALTER is a leading expert for worldwide student insurance. DR-WALTER and ESN have partnered to provide PROTRIP-WORLD, a special tailored insurance plan for Erasmus-Plus students. As Erasmus+ student you should travel with adequate insurance:

With PROTRIP-WORLD, you can choose between a pure travel health insurance and our comprehensive coverage, consisting of:

PROTRIP-WORLD provides all Erasmus+ students with its MY-SAFETY-ASSISTANT app. The app gives relevant information in real time such as travel safety warnings, country information and news concerning the traveler’s current whereabouts.

Erasmus interns also definitely need liability insurance.

PROTRIP-WOLRD-H is a liability insurance with comprehensive cover specially developed for Erasmus interns. 

Website:  https://esncard.org/drwalter

 

Dr. Walter

Partner ESN Germany - Wed, 05/07/2017 - 00:11
 

 

 

Insurance for Erasmus+ students

Dr. Walter is a leading expert for worldwide student insurance. Dr. Walter and ESN have partnered to provide PROTRIP-WORLD, a special tailored insurance plan for Erasmus-Plus students. As Erasmus+ student you should travel with adequate insurance:

PROTRIP-WORLD is an insurance combination:

  • Unlimited travel health insurance; coverage for all kinds of high risk sports in medical insurance and pre-existing conditions
  • Liability insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Baggage insurance

PROTRIP-WORLD provides all Erasmus+ students with its MY-SAFETY-ASSISTANT app. The app gives relevant information in real time such as travel safety warnings, country information and news concerning the traveler’s current whereabouts.

Erasmus interns also definitely need liability insurance.

PROTRIP-WOLRD-H is a liability insurance with comprehensive cover specially developed for Erasmus interns. 

Website:  https://esncard.org/drwalter

 

Homestay.com

Partner ESN Germany - Wed, 05/07/2017 - 00:07

Homestay.com

Want an unforgettable travel experience this summer? This is your chance to mix it up in an amazing way, staying with a local in their home. Experience a homestay from as low as €20 per room per night.

On Homestay.com you get a private room, breakfast is included and often there’s other perks too like airport pick-up, laundry, shared dinners, luggage storage, and more.  A homestay is the perfect way to learn a new language too, chatting with a local every day.

ESNcard holders get a 50% discount on their booking deposit. Choose from over 50,000 homestays in 160 countries.

 

 

   

 

Website:  https://esncard.org/homestaycom

 

Homestay.com

Partner ESN Germany - Wed, 05/07/2017 - 00:07

Homestay.com

Want an unforgettable travel experience this summer? This is your chance to mix it up in an amazing way, staying with a local in their home. Experience a homestay from as low as €20 per room per night.

On Homestay.com you get a private room, breakfast is included and often there’s other perks too like airport pick-up, laundry, shared dinners, luggage storage, and more.  A homestay is the perfect way to learn a new language too, chatting with a local every day.

ESNcard holders get a 50% discount on their booking deposit. Choose from over 50,000 homestays in 160 countries.

 

 

   

 

Website:  https://esncard.org/homestaycom

 

Hostelling International

Partner ESN Germany - Wed, 05/07/2017 - 00:03
 

 

Hostelling International is the only global network of Youth Hostel Associations. Located in some of world’s most inspiring locations, the HI network offers 4,000 unique hostels in 91 countries worldwide. All their hostels meet assured standards, which guarantee a range of good quality safe accommodation, in friendly surroundings at affordable prices.

ESNcard holders have access to a free one-year long Hostelling International membership. With the membership students can get a 10% discount in over 4.000 unique hostels as well as thousands of other local and national discounts around the world. From Paris to Berlin, Shanghai to New York, Sydney to Buenos Aires, Brussels to Stockholm.... Everywhere!

 

 

Website:  https://esncard.org/hostelling-international   Hostel Search  

Hostelling International

Partner ESN Germany - Wed, 05/07/2017 - 00:03
 

 

Hostelling International is the only global network of Youth Hostel Associations. Located in some of world’s most inspiring locations, the HI network offers 4,000 unique hostels in 91 countries worldwide. All their hostels meet assured standards, which guarantee a range of good quality safe accommodation, in friendly surroundings at affordable prices.

ESNcard holders have access to a free one-year long Hostelling International membership. With the membership students can get a 10% discount in over 4.000 unique hostels as well as thousands of other local and national discounts around the world. From Paris to Berlin, Shanghai to New York, Sydney to Buenos Aires, Brussels to Stockholm.... Everywhere!

 

 

Website:  https://esncard.org/hostelling-international   Hostel Search  

StudentUniverse

Partner ESN Germany - Tue, 04/07/2017 - 23:57
 

 

StudentUniverse and ESN have partnered to save Erasmus students money on their travel to and from University!

Students now have access to all of StudentUniverse's discounts on travel. This means that you can access exclusively discounted rates for students from major airlines like Ryanair, EasyJet, Air France KLM, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and many more!

ESNcard members can now get an extra £15/€20 discount on their first flight purchase at StudentUniverse meaning you can save even more!

 

- Claim your voucher at ESNcard.org -

 

        

 

StudentUniverse is the world’s leading travel booking site for students and youth. Through negotiations with global airline partners, they offer discounted rates for student and youth travellers to help students achieve their Erasmus study dreams. They are committed to making travel more affordable and a realistic opportunity for as many students as possible to explore their world. You can find out more information on StudentUniverse and search for discounted travel at: https://www.studentuniverse.co.uk

 



 

 

 

Website:  https://esncard.org/studentuniverse

Accenture

Partner ESN Germany - Tue, 04/07/2017 - 23:53
 

 

Accenture, global professional services company providing strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services, has partnered with Erasmus Student Network to bring to our members and other international students a bridge to high quality job positions.

Accenture is looking for the best international talent: young graduates without previous professional experience as well as for experienced specialists, to join their team. ESN helps Accenture to reach out to young graduates and workers to bring to them different positions to which you can apply directly via Accenture's career site.

In Accenture you will...



 

Erasmus Student Network is committed to improve the information flow between renown companies' job offers and international students to guarantee that every student has the same opportunities to access the labour market.

 

Website:  http://www.accentureceecareers.com/

Accenture

Partner ESN Germany - Tue, 04/07/2017 - 23:53
 

 

Accenture, global professional services company providing strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services, has partnered with Erasmus Student Network to bring to our members and other international students a bridge to high quality job positions.

Accenture is looking for the best international talent: young graduates without previous professional experience as well as for experienced specialists, to join their team. ESN helps Accenture to reach out to young graduates and workers to bring to them different positions to which you can apply directly via Accenture's career site.

In Accenture you will...



 

Erasmus Student Network is committed to improve the information flow between renown companies' job offers and international students to guarantee that every student has the same opportunities to access the labour market.

 

Website:  http://www.accentureceecareers.com/

Uniplaces

Partner ESN Germany - Tue, 04/07/2017 - 23:47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uniplaces is an online marketplace for booking student accommodation with thousands of verified properties.

The simple booking process is done online and can be done months in advance - students being able to secure accommodation in a city they haven’t arrived to yet and don’t even know is the key that opens the door to this new experience.

 

 

In a way that is safe, trustworthy and with consistent quality, Uniplaces provides easy-to-find, easy-to book accommodation. This helps to make any international student’s experience memorable: with value-added initiatives that’ll make that experience unforgettable.

Erasmus students have access to special benefits: 25% of the service fee in over 30.000 rooms from Lisbon to Paris, London to Valencia, Bologna to Nottingham - and pretty soon all over Europe!

Don't forget to use the benefit when at the "Pay and Book" page.

In addition Uniplaces and ESN are together breaking down barriers to student mobility, with the Living the Dream Scholarship, the first-ever crowd funded scholarship for student accommodation, and the Uniplaces Academy.

 

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Holidaycars

Partner ESN Germany - Sun, 02/07/2017 - 20:29

Cheap car rental at HolidayCars.com
Everyone has a different reason for renting a car. Some of us use a rental car for a roadtrip in Italy, others use it for a daytrip to a city nearby. It doesn't matter what your reason is, a rentalcar has a lot of benefits. Think about the independency you have: no longer waiting for a crowded bus or an available taxi. You can go whenever you want to wherever you want to go.
HolidayCars.com is the worlds largest car rental comparator with an offer of 800+ rental companies and more than 30.000 locations worldwide. Perfect when you are looking for a cheap car that fits best to your wishes.

Profit from discount on car rental
As a student life is expensive enough, that’s why HolidayCars.com is offering a 15% discount for students that are connected to ESN Germany. This way renting a car gets even more appealing!

Tips and tricks for a perfect car rental experience
Renting a cheap car is perfect for students. You don’t have the costs of having your own car, but you can still enjoy the benefits. Especially for you we created a short list with tips to help benefit from your car rental in Germany. These tips will make your rental experience perfect:
•        Don’t drink when you have to drive! Remember that if you have your drivers license less than 2 years or when you are younger than 21 years, drinking alcohol is illegal in Germany when you have to drive.
•        We recommend you to book your rental car 6 weeks before pickup to ensure yourself the best deal.
•        Always remember that you need a creditcard when you pick up your rental car. The local rental company is using this to reserve a deposit. Extra tip: A debit card or prepaid creditcard will not be accepted.

Website:

Holidaycars car rental

Section in the Spotlight: ESN Zagreb

ESN International news - Sun, 04/06/2017 - 14:14

The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining and another academic year is coming to its end. You know you shouldn’t have even opened this article because you are in the process of preparing for your exams, but you simply can’t stop yourself from reading all these interesting facts about our Section in the Spotlight for June: ESN Zagreb.

ESN Zagreb, the first Croatian section, was founded in 2010 as Zagreb Exchange Committee by 10 adventurous students taking care of around 100 exchange students. Today, the section has 80 members taking care of more than 800 exchange students each semester, as well as 203 local students acting as buddies. 

The section is divided into a Local Board, consisting of President, Vice-President and Treasurer, and 7 teams - ESNcard, InterCultural Exchange or ICE, Party, PR, SocialErasmus, Sports and Travel - where all the active members are. Additionally, they have a Project Manager and coordinators for Buddy, Mov’in Europe and ExchangeAbility, who work on their own. With such a broad structure, they make sure to cover all the work fields that contribute to the pleasure of their exchange students, as well as the growth and improvement of their section.

Speaking of section growth, ESN Zagreb recruits new members once a year, in September, by organising informative presentations, after which they choose new members based on their motivation letter and an interview they conduct with all candidates before making a final decision. New members receive ESN 4 Newbies documents, created especially for them and their understanding of the network, and they are welcomed to participate in various workshops, such as Mov’in Europe for Beginners or how to use Photoshop and Illustrator.

Alumni members play a big role in the section - they may not be actively involved in the organisation anymore, but they are always at the section’s disposal when it comes to sharing knowledge or educating members. They also organise two big teambuilding activities per year - they have a sleepover in a hiking cabin, where they do various activities to create a better connection between their members.

“In our section, each person has a chance to find a place for themselves, to find out what their interests are and to really give all of themselves in order to organise an event, workshop, trip, to design a booklet or to be the best buddy there ever was."

ESN Zagreb is also very active when it comes to the implementation of international projects of ESN. There is an entire team around the idea of SocialErasmus and they organise activities such as dog shelter visits, helping out in the soup kitchen, workshops in schools, kindergartens and retirement homes. Their ExchangeAbility coordinator has successfully organised several informative presentations on Erasmus+ opportunities for students with disabilities, as well as started some online campaigns in collaboration with the PR team.

When it comes to Mov'in Europe, they organise informative presentations and workshops for local students regarding Erasmus+ opportunities. They’ve also held CV and motivation letter writing workshops, and this year they have successfully organised “Employ Your Skills”, an ESAA-funded event on youth projects and entrepreneurship.

“The speakers were enthusiastic to see a motivated crowd eager to learn about entrepreneurship and youth projects, even if it meant waking up early on a Friday and Saturday morning.”

They also have two of their members on the national level - National Event Coordinator and National ExchangeAbility Coordinator - and several of their members are involved in the organisation of ESN Croatia’s national event, Croatian Erasmus Event or CEE. Their members are also active in Committees - ICE, NEC and ComCom - while some local Alumni are still involved in the work of the international level. They have successfully organised several international events, such as CNR back in 2012, SEEP in 2013, SECM in 2015 and NBM in 2016. This winter they are also going to organise their second National Platform.

“We think that it is very important to forward the information about all the different opportunities that the network offers, and to explain right from the very beginning what each person can gain through the work on different positions.”

They also take great pride in their cooperation with their buddy section, ESN Split, as well as ESN Lisboa, with whom they received an Erasmus+ grant back in 2014 for their project Twinning Up 4 Start Up.

With such a strong structure and motivated members, it seems there’s nothing ESN Zagreb can’t do. We expect great things from them in the upcoming year, as well as many more years to come.

- Tajana Mohnacki  

Categories: ESN International

Online Learning Agreement Launch Event

ESN International news - Thu, 11/05/2017 - 14:30
It’s finally here - the Online Learning Agreement.

OLA is a digitalisation initiative led by the Erasmus Student Network and the European University Foundation, aimed at simplifying student mobility by reducing administrative workloads and connecting European universities better.

Join the live stream from our launch event, where we will be hosting a first live demo of the Online Learning Agreement and discussing how you can implement it in your universities.  We will be taking questions from the online audience!

 

Categories: ESN International

International Board '17-18 Elected at AGM Germany

ESN International news - Wed, 03/05/2017 - 18:44

On 23rd April, ESN elected a new International Board to lead the network for the year 2017-2018.

The Board of 2017-2018 is (from L-R): President - João Pinto (ESN PT), Vice-President - Tijana Stojanović (ESN RS), Treasurer - Tim Bastiaens (ESN BE), Communication Manager - Kacper Olczyk (ESN PL), Web Project Administrator - Jeroen van Lent (ESN SE).


The new International Board will take office on 15th July 2017.

The elections took place at AGM Germany 2017 in Berlin, with 900 representatives from 40 ESN member countries across Europe. At the event, several STARawards were also handed out, including an award for Best ESN Country, given to ESN Croatia this year. The title of Best ESN Section went to ESN UEK Cracow; the first time a section has won the award twice.

 
More awards at esn.org/starawards

In keeping with a tradition established in 2016, the annual Honorary Achievement Award was presented, this year to former President of ESN, Davide Capecchi. Davide received acknowledgment due to notable contributions to the development of ESN and his heavy involvement in a network-wide organisational review that has lasted almost a year.

The gathering also represented a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+. In support of the success of the Erasmus programme in uniting people from diverse backgrounds, a message was sent loud and clear by the 900 students marching through the streets of Berlin: #WeAreOne. The march ended with Safi Sabuni, President of ESN, and Mr Richard Kühnel, Representative of the European Commission in Germany.

For a day-by-day report on AGM Germany 2017, visit ESNblog - The Voice of the Erasmus Generation.

Categories: ESN International

Section in the Spotlight: ESN AGH

ESN International news - Wed, 03/05/2017 - 18:07

What do the following have in common?

  • A 10th birthday
  • One of the most beautiful cities in Poland
  • A unicorn

If you’re still unsure, let us help you with this. It’s time to give a round of applause to this month’s fabulous Section in the Spotlight, Kraków’s very own ESN AGH!

With humble beginnings raging back to the ancient smartphone-free times of 2007, ESN Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza (if you’re not Polish, don’t even try to pronounce this) started off as part of the University Student Council, but as the number of incoming Erasmus students grew, something had to be done. Dramatic changes came in 2010, when the HR coordinator organised an enormous recruitment, increasing the number of members threefold, at the same time creating the basis of what would eventually become one of the most well-known ESN sections on the international level.

ESN AGH’s board is run by 3 people, who oversee and lead the work of coordinators and 6 different committees to create the perfect experience for incoming exchange students. Did you know that ESN AGH has an active member from Spain? Talking about a proper international environment! After new members are chosen, they all participate in a special integration camp, where proper knowledge transfer and training sessions take place. Did we mention that it’s also a great place to make fantastic friends?

ESN AGH makes sure to keep older members busy and motivated too. Apart from organising a series of meetings – called “Saturday with ESN” – with the help of other sections in Kraków, the section also organises several barbeques throughout the year to get the positive vibes going, and plans to organise a Sailing Trip for ESNers after a long year of hard work. Nice job, ESN AGH!

When it comes to keeping Erasmus students entertained, these guys really do not mess around! From museum trips and international sporting events to cooking workshops, ESN AGH has something to suit everyone’s taste. In true ESN spirit, they often involve local communities in their activities too. The most popular are “Mobility Day”, an infomarket designed to promote mobility projects and the Erasmus+ programme, and the Mentor Programme, which last semester attracted over 300 mentors from all the different faculties in the university!

ESN AGH is proud to have two flagship projects, directed at the local student body and foreign students respectively. The first project is called HRproject, composed of a series of workshops organised by representatives of big local companies.

“The representatives lead trainings to show us how easily we can get a job and achieve a success during an interview.”

 

The second flagship project is an ideal combination of Mov'in Europe and ExchangeAbility, a project aptly called “ABLE TO MOVie”.

“It is about creating a series of movies showing the lives of students with disabilities at our university. We want to show them the facilities and encourage them to come here.”

So we’ve pretty much covered two of the three main features that make ESN AGH what it is today… but what about that mystical unicorn? Apart from being the national animal of Scotland (not kidding!), it has been the famous mascot of ESN AGH since 2011.

So there we go! Unicorns, a fantastic atmosphere among members and Erasmus students alike, and over 10 years of improving, learning, and having some good old fun along the way. Let’s raise our glasses to another 10, or even longer!

Written by Cris Ptasiński

Categories: ESN International

ESN Germany newsletter

ESN Germany News - Sun, 30/04/2017 - 19:02
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Valentin Dupouey for CoE Advisory Council

ESN International news - Sat, 15/04/2017 - 19:31

ESN is nominating Valentin Dupouey from ESN Nancy for a second year as member of the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe. The following is an open letter from our candidate.

Dear Member Organisations of the European Youth Forum,
Dear Friends,

I’m very excited to be supported by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) for the upcoming elections. I truly hope you will give me your trust for a second mandate as a member of the Advisory Council on Youth (AC) of the Council of Europe.

Being a member of the AC is a positively challenging experience thanks to the diversity of topics addressed by the AC, but also due to the structures of the Council of Europe and of the co-management system within the youth sector. Being part of this unique structure that allows meaningful participation of young people is a constant learning experience that requires dedication, a broad understanding of youth issues in Europe and the ability to work and cooperate with a wide diversity of stakeholders.

The experience I’ve lived during this first year as member of the AC provides the basis for what I want to help achieve during a second mandate. Steadily, with a small team of AC members, we have been actively working to make the work of the AC more accessible, better understood and more visible through renewed communication practices. This work should be carried on in order for the great work of the AC to be recognised outside our usual circles. This goal goes beyond a simple communication issue. Ensuring clarity and visibility is also a way to increase the impact of our work. A stronger understanding and knowledge of the results of our work and how it can be used by young people, their organisations, by local and regional authorities, and by governments will strengthen our position as an impactful actor in the youth field.

Internally, I want to actively take part in the knowledge transfer and training of the newly elected AC members. As new members, the input and knowledge we received from more experienced members were invaluable to help us navigate in the sometimes unsettling waters of the Council of Europe’s structure. I believe the transition process can still be improved to ensure the full and effective participation of new members from the very start of their mandate.

Content-wise, I want to keep focusing on youth participation. This question of active youth participation has been at the heart of all my voluntary and professional engagements for the last 8 years in the NGO sector. I am committed to keep working for a renewed cooperation between the Advisory Council and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities which, I am convinced, can lay the foundations for stronger youth participation at the local level. Besides, I believe that the current issue of shrinking civic space, which has been integrated in the Council of Europe Youth Sector’s priorities for the upcoming two years, is a fundamental threat to democracy affecting young people in particular. I am committed to support the actions the AC will lead under this orientation of the youth sector’s programme.

Finally, I would like to put both ESN’s experience with the European Youth Foundation (EYF) and my own project management experience at the service of the Programming Committee (PC). The EYF and the PC have been constantly improving the way the EYF is cooperating with its beneficiaries. This work needs continuous adjustments to the reality of the work and projects of youth NGOs. I believe my experience as project manager can be a strong added-value to the work of the PC.

My long-term engagement within the Erasmus Student Network, within the European Youth Forum (YFJ) as an active volunteer of the platform, and currently within the Young European Federalists, from whom I have also received the informal support, will undoubtedly help me represent the diversity of views and interests of YFJ’s Member Organisations within the Advisory Council.

I’ll be happy to exchange with you during COMEM about my experience in and aspirations for the AC, but feel free to already contact me at valentin.dupouey@esn.org!

Categories: ESN International

Share your Erasmus Tips with us!

ESN International news - Wed, 12/04/2017 - 18:50
Are you a former Erasmus student? What things you wish you'd known before, during and after your stay abroad?

Now you have a chance to help future international students, by submitting your best Erasmus tips! Bring online your expertise on accommodation, administration, social life or finances, to make it easier for the next generation of Erasmus+.

Selected submissions will be published on the Erasmus+ App, new mobile platform aimed to support exchange programmes, to be released in June 2017

Share #ErasmusPlusTips with your former exchange friends and take part in this initiative by 30th of April!

Categories: ESN International

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