Karma pays back: 16 kind students rewarded

ESN International news - Mon, 29/08/2016 - 12:50

 

Uniplaces, the fastest growing online booking platform for student accommodation, has announced the 16 students who will be awarded the Uniplaces Scholarship.

 

Winners came from all over the world, including Macedonia, Romania, Russia and Croatia. The country with the greatest number of winners was also one of the countries with the most applicants: Spain. Brazil, with 3 winners, and Mexico, with 2, were the runner-up countries.

 

The winners were chosen by a judge panel that included members of the Erasmus Student Network, European Youth Card Association, The Class of 2020, UNICA and a student from the University of Porto who is part of the Uniplaces Ambassador Programme. The panel was looking for the fifteen most original and authentic applications: As one application was split by two students, they ended up finding 16 winners!

 

The Uniplaces Scholarship: One of a kind

The Uniplaces Scholarship is one that rewards kindness instead of physical skills, good grades or a specific heritage. For a chance to win the Scholarship, Uniplaces asked students to tell them how they helped other students with a one-off action or continuously.  

 

Students from anywhere in the world could apply for the Scholarship to live rent-free for a whole semester, which will undoubtedly help with the mounting costs of university. To win this scholarship, students had to submit their applications on scholarship.uniplaces.com.

 

The winners, most of them international students, are going to be studying all over Europe, in countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain - but also Portugal, Slovenia and Hungary. The furthest destination among the winners will be the USA.


 

And the World’s Kindest University is:

Uniplaces will be rewarding the University of Porto as the World’s Kindest University. As one of the largest, oldest and most well-regarded universities of Portugal, it had the highest number of applications. 22 kind students had valid applications for the Uniplaces Scholarship in the third edition alone. To reward the University of Porto, one member from the student body was flown to Brussels and invited to take part in the jury panel.

 

The universities of Bocconi (14 applicants), Vigo (9) and Bologna (8) were the closest runner-ups to the World’s Kindest University.

 

From left to right: Saniya Giniatullina (Uniplaces), Jovana Stankovich (Erasmus Student Network), Dominique Montagnese (UNICA) and Bruno Cunha (Uniplaces Ambassador and Student Representative from the University of Porto).

 

Past Uniplaces Scholarships

 

This is the third edition of the Uniplaces Scholarship. Past winners have had their accommodation paid in places such as Singapore, Sydney, New York and Paris.

 

2015 Scholarship winner Radoslaw Czekan commented: “This was the opportunity to live my dreams. The Scholarship enormously increased my studies in Lisbon and helped me to focus more on my passion and travelling. Awesome!”

 

Similarly, Mia Santic said: "This Scholarship made my life 10 times better.”

 

Uniplaces co-founder Miguel Amaro said:

 

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer more scholarships every year. As Uniplaces grows, we’ll surely be investing more and more into breaking down barriers for students all over the world, in the Scholarship and other initiatives. The Uniplaces Scholarship really seems to strike a chord with students. We’ve always seen such great levels of participation from students all around the world every single time, and it keeps growing. We might be looking at ways in which we can make this even more interesting for the next edition!”.

 
Categories: ESN International

Karma pays back: 16 kind students rewarded

ESN International news - Mon, 29/08/2016 - 12:50

 

Uniplaces, the fastest growing online booking platform for student accommodation, has announced the 16 students who will be awarded the Uniplaces Scholarship.

 

Winners came from all over the world, including Macedonia, Romania, Russia and Croatia. The country with the greatest number of winners was also one of the countries with the most applicants: Spain. Brazil, with 3 winners, and Mexico, with 2, were the runner-up countries.

 

The winners were chosen by a judge panel that included members of the Erasmus Student Network, European Youth Card Association, The Class of 2020, UNICA and a student from the University of Porto who is part of the Uniplaces Ambassador Programme. The panel was looking for the fifteen most original and authentic applications: As one application was split by two students, they ended up finding 16 winners!

 

The Uniplaces Scholarship: One of a kind

The Uniplaces Scholarship is one that rewards kindness instead of physical skills, good grades or a specific heritage. For a chance to win the Scholarship, Uniplaces asked students to tell them how they helped other students with a one-off action or continuously.  

 

Students from anywhere in the world could apply for the Scholarship to live rent-free for a whole semester, which will undoubtedly help with the mounting costs of university. To win this scholarship, students had to submit their applications on scholarship.uniplaces.com.

 

The winners, most of them international students, are going to be studying all over Europe, in countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain - but also Portugal, Slovenia and Hungary. The furthest destination among the winners will be the USA.


 

And the World’s Kindest University is:

Uniplaces will be rewarding the University of Porto as the World’s Kindest University. As one of the largest, oldest and most well-regarded universities of Portugal, it had the highest number of applications. 22 kind students had valid applications for the Uniplaces Scholarship in the third edition alone. To reward the University of Porto, one member from the student body was flown to Brussels and invited to take part in the jury panel.

 

The universities of Bocconi (14 applicants), Vigo (9) and Bologna (8) were the closest runner-ups to the World’s Kindest University.

 

From left to right: Saniya Giniatullina (Uniplaces), Jovana Stankovich (Erasmus Student Network), Dominique Montagnese (UNICA) and Bruno Cunha (Uniplaces Ambassador and Student Representative from the University of Porto).

 

Past Uniplaces Scholarships

 

This is the third edition of the Uniplaces Scholarship. Past winners have had their accommodation paid in places such as Singapore, Sydney, New York and Paris.

 

2015 Scholarship winner Radoslaw Czekan commented: “This was the opportunity to live my dreams. The Scholarship enormously increased my studies in Lisbon and helped me to focus more on my passion and travelling. Awesome!”

 

Similarly, Mia Santic said: "This Scholarship made my life 10 times better.”

 

Uniplaces co-founder Miguel Amaro said:

 

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer more scholarships every year. As Uniplaces grows, we’ll surely be investing more and more into breaking down barriers for students all over the world, in the Scholarship and other initiatives. The Uniplaces Scholarship really seems to strike a chord with students. We’ve always seen such great levels of participation from students all around the world every single time, and it keeps growing. We might be looking at ways in which we can make this even more interesting for the next edition!”.

 
Categories: ESN International

Eurosender

Partner ESN Germany - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 17:19

Eurosender and ESN Germany are pleased to announce their Partnership. Thanks to Eurosender, all of your problems with luggage are over - it is a simple booking engine for ordering door-to-door shipping services of various items (suitcases, packages, sports equipment) at low prices.

The best news is: Eurosender is now offering each member of ESN Germany a special 10% discount for every order placed. All you need is an ESNcard and you'll be able to get your discount code on our ESNcard website.

You can book your shipment here on Eurosender's webpage: www.eurosender.com

Eurosender

Partner ESN Germany - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 17:19

Eurosender and ESN Germany are pleased to announce their Partnership. Thanks to Eurosender, all of your problems with luggage are over - it is a simple booking engine for ordering door-to-door shipping services of various items (suitcases, packages, sports equipment) at low prices.

 

The best news is: Eurosender is now offering each member of ESN Germany a special 10 % discount for every order placed with the following discount code: ESNGER10

 

You can book your shipment here on Eurosender's webpage: www.eurosender.com/esn-germany

ESNters the City Dresden

ESN Germany News - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 17:37

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Am Wochenende vom 24.06.- 26.06.2016 fand das nationale Event des Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Deutschland statt, welches jedes Jahr alle internationalen und Erasmus - Studenten in eine deutsche Stadt einlädt. Das diesjährige Programm war sehr vielfältig: Freitags und sonntags konnten die Studenten die Museen Vorort besuchen. Darüber hinaus gab es die Möglichkeit die Stadt im Rahmen einer gut geplanten und unterhaltsamen City Rallye zu erkunden. Zusammen mit dem internationalen Kooperationspartner Pernod Ricard wurde das Abendprogramm am Freitag gestaltet: Eine Responsible Party, unter dem Motto „Europa tanzt“, lud die internationalen Studenten zum verantwortungsbewussten Feiern ein. Von der zuvor bemerkbar trüben Stimmung aufgrund der Resultate der Brexit - Abstimmung war an diesem Abend nicht mehr viel zu spüren. Die vorgesehene Flaggenparade am darauffolgenden Samstag-Nachmittag setzte darüber hinaus ein deutliches Zeichen:

Mit rund 300 teilnehmenden internationalen Studenten, die u.a. dank des Erasmus+ - Programms einen Auslandsaufenthalts in Deutschland verbringen, wurde sich mitten in Dresden zu einer bunt-auflaufenden Flaggenparade getroffen. Jeder Studierende wurde aufgefordert eine Flagge oder anderweitige auffällige Körperschmuck mitzubringen, die ihr Heimatland in den jeweiligen Farben repräsentierten. Die anfängliche Ansprache des Education Officer von ESN Deutschland, Dorothee Staudt, machte die Wichtigkeit des Zusammenkommens nochmals deutlich: Das bunte Miteinander soll die Vielfältigkeit darstellen, die wir in Europa vereint erleben dürfen. Studierende aus verschiedenen Ländern kamen zusammen, um gemeinsam im Sinne von Europa zu zelebrieren - besonders betont wurde inwiefern durch interkulturelle Dialogen das kulturelle Verständnis zur Erhaltung und Entwicklung der europäischen Gemeinschaft. Der Mobilitätsgedanke sollte dementsprechend motiviert und gefördert werden.

Die Flaggenparade erzielte nicht nur große Begeisterung unter den Mitläufern sondern auch unter den Passanten Dresdens.

Die positive Stimmung wurde von weiteren Sprechern im Anschluss der Parade aufgegriffen: Speziell im Rahmen der Tätigkeiten von ESN und mit den Interessen des Erasmus+ Programms wurden die Vorteile eines Auslandsaufenthaltes nochmals betont und dazu aufgerufen die Erfahrungen im Heimatland zu teilen und junge Leute zur Mobilität zu motivieren.

 

Auch fast zwei Wochen später hinterlässt das Thema Brexit Raum für grundlegende Diskussion über die Auswirkungen auf den britischen und übergreifend auf den europäischen Bildungsbereich. Da die deutschen Studenten/Innen und Akademiker/Innen eine der größten Gruppen bilden, die sich für ihre Mobilitätsperiode für Großbritannien entschieden haben (Bezug zum DAAD: http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/hochschulen-brexit-wuerde-akademischen-austausch-erschweren.2165.de.html?dram:article_id=357859), wird deutlich, dass dieses Thema alle europäischen Studierende betrifft. Ein Austritt aus der EU könnte erhebliche Auswirkungen auf die Beteiligung Großbritanniens am Erasmus+ Programm haben. Laut eines Updates der britischen NUS (National Union of Students) (Link: http://www.nusconnect.org.uk/articles/update-on-higher-education-and-research-after-the-eu-referendum) würde es immerhin keine sofortigen Auswirkungen für europäische Studenten/innen geben. Inwieweit das Referendum mögliche Veränderungen einleitet und welche Folgen dies haben wird, wird in den kommenden Jahren abzuwarten sein.

Gerade jetzt erscheint es uns wichtig, als ehemalige Erasmus-Studenten und jetzige ESNer, darauf zu verweisen, welche Vorteile Programme wie das Erasmus+ - Programm implizieren: Interkulturelles Verständnis und gegenseitige Toleranz sind wichtige Kompetenzen, die durch den Austausch mit anderen Kulturen entwickelt werden können (vgl. Erasmus Impact Study (Link: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-1025_de.htm). Im Rahmen des Erasmus+ - Programms bietet die EU die Grundlage für solch einen Austausch zwischen jungen Menschen. Studierende werden so zu Mitgestaltern einer kulturell vielfältigen Gesellschaft, was sich z.B. durch die entstandenen Freundschaften in ganz Europa feststellen lässt.

In diesem Sinne ist zu hoffen, dass in weiteren Verhandlungen und Diskussionen zwischen wichtigen europäischen und britischen Entscheidungsträgern und politischen Mitgestaltern eine „tragfähige Zukunft“ (Bezug HRK (Link: https://www.hrk.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/pressemitteilung/meldung/hrk-praesident-zum-brexit-tiefer-einschnitt-auch-fuer-die-hochschulen-3981/)) thematisiert und die weitere Förderung von Mobilitätsmöglichkeiten unterstützt wird.

 

ESNters the City Dresden

ESN Germany News - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 17:37

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Am Wochenende vom 24.06.- 26.06.2016 fand das nationale Event des Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Deutschland statt, welches jedes Jahr alle internationalen und Erasmus - Studenten in eine deutsche Stadt einlädt. Das diesjährige Programm war sehr vielfältig: Freitags und sonntags konnten die Studenten die Museen Vorort besuchen. Darüber hinaus gab es die Möglichkeit die Stadt im Rahmen einer gut geplanten und unterhaltsamen City Rallye zu erkunden. Zusammen mit dem internationalen Kooperationspartner Pernod Ricard wurde das Abendprogramm am Freitag gestaltet: Eine Responsible Party, unter dem Motto „Europa tanzt“, lud die internationalen Studenten zum verantwortungsbewussten Feiern ein. Von der zuvor bemerkbar trüben Stimmung aufgrund der Resultate der Brexit - Abstimmung war an diesem Abend nicht mehr viel zu spüren. Die vorgesehene Flaggenparade am darauffolgenden Samstag-Nachmittag setzte darüber hinaus ein deutliches Zeichen:

Mit rund 300 teilnehmenden internationalen Studenten, die u.a. dank des Erasmus+ - Programms einen Auslandsaufenthalts in Deutschland verbringen, wurde sich mitten in Dresden zu einer bunt-auflaufenden Flaggenparade getroffen. Jeder Studierende wurde aufgefordert eine Flagge oder anderweitige auffällige Körperschmuck mitzubringen, die ihr Heimatland in den jeweiligen Farben repräsentierten. Die anfängliche Ansprache des Education Officer von ESN Deutschland, Dorothee Staudt, machte die Wichtigkeit des Zusammenkommens nochmals deutlich: Das bunte Miteinander soll die Vielfältigkeit darstellen, die wir in Europa vereint erleben dürfen. Studierende aus verschiedenen Ländern kamen zusammen, um gemeinsam im Sinne von Europa zu zelebrieren - besonders betont wurde inwiefern durch interkulturelle Dialogen das kulturelle Verständnis zur Erhaltung und Entwicklung der europäischen Gemeinschaft. Der Mobilitätsgedanke sollte dementsprechend motiviert und gefördert werden.

Die Flaggenparade erzielte nicht nur große Begeisterung unter den Mitläufern sondern auch unter den Passanten Dresdens.

Die positive Stimmung wurde von weiteren Sprechern im Anschluss der Parade aufgegriffen: Speziell im Rahmen der Tätigkeiten von ESN und mit den Interessen des Erasmus+ Programms wurden die Vorteile eines Auslandsaufenthaltes nochmals betont und dazu aufgerufen die Erfahrungen im Heimatland zu teilen und junge Leute zur Mobilität zu motivieren.

 

Auch fast zwei Wochen später hinterlässt das Thema Brexit Raum für grundlegende Diskussion über die Auswirkungen auf den britischen und übergreifend auf den europäischen Bildungsbereich. Da die deutschen Studenten/Innen und Akademiker/Innen eine der größten Gruppen bilden, die sich für ihre Mobilitätsperiode für Großbritannien entschieden haben (Bezug zum DAAD: http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/hochschulen-brexit-wuerde-akademischen-austausch-erschweren.2165.de.html?dram:article_id=357859), wird deutlich, dass dieses Thema alle europäischen Studierende betrifft. Ein Austritt aus der EU könnte erhebliche Auswirkungen auf die Beteiligung Großbritanniens am Erasmus+ Programm haben. Laut eines Updates der britischen NUS (National Union of Students) (Link: http://www.nusconnect.org.uk/articles/update-on-higher-education-and-research-after-the-eu-referendum) würde es immerhin keine sofortigen Auswirkungen für europäische Studenten/innen geben. Inwieweit das Referendum mögliche Veränderungen einleitet und welche Folgen dies haben wird, wird in den kommenden Jahren abzuwarten sein.

Gerade jetzt erscheint es uns wichtig, als ehemalige Erasmus-Studenten und jetzige ESNer, darauf zu verweisen, welche Vorteile Programme wie das Erasmus+ - Programm implizieren: Interkulturelles Verständnis und gegenseitige Toleranz sind wichtige Kompetenzen, die durch den Austausch mit anderen Kulturen entwickelt werden können (vgl. Erasmus Impact Study (Link: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-1025_de.htm). Im Rahmen des Erasmus+ - Programms bietet die EU die Grundlage für solch einen Austausch zwischen jungen Menschen. Studierende werden so zu Mitgestaltern einer kulturell vielfältigen Gesellschaft, was sich z.B. durch die entstandenen Freundschaften in ganz Europa feststellen lässt.

In diesem Sinne ist zu hoffen, dass in weiteren Verhandlungen und Diskussionen zwischen wichtigen europäischen und britischen Entscheidungsträgern und politischen Mitgestaltern eine „tragfähige Zukunft“ (Bezug HRK (Link: https://www.hrk.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/pressemitteilung/meldung/hrk-praesident-zum-brexit-tiefer-einschnitt-auch-fuer-die-hochschulen-3981/)) thematisiert und die weitere Förderung von Mobilitätsmöglichkeiten unterstützt wird.

 

Section in the Spotlight: ESN Lisboa

ESN International news - Fri, 01/07/2016 - 12:10

The summer has officially left a mark on our calendars, so it only makes sense to introduce you to one of the warmest and friendliest European destinations. Please give a big, sweaty applause to our Section in the Spotlight of July: ESN Lisboa!

ESN Lisboa was founded in 2008 by nine former Erasmus students, and the section grew fast thanks to the big amount of Portuguese students coming back home from their stay abroad with a wish to join their local section. There are around 5,000 exchange students coming to Lisboa every year, which demands for good organisation and job division inside of the section in order for members to handle the workload. There are three members of ESN Lisboa in the National Board, five members on the Portuguese Communication and Network Committee, six members in the ESN Communication Committee, and four members involved in the Eduk8 project. Woah, ESN Lisboa keeps producing some high quality, ambitious members!

In total there are 195 people who help sustain ESN Lisboa - from active members to interns and alumni. The section is divided into eight departments, and each of them has an individual coordinator. The Network and Strategy department is their flagship project, created to improve the exchange experience and relationships between the sections. They believe that this department has the potential to become an international project.

There are also three committees - Education, Treasury, and Secretariat - that work separately from the departments. The Local Board, which consists of six members, keeps everything under control to ensure smooth and effecient work, yet they do not have the full decision making power. The Coordinators' Council, composed of all department coordinators and board members is an intermediate body of decision which is active in making non-urgent and strategic decisions of the section.

ESN Lisboa invests time and financial resources into their internal events, as they consider them essential in order to bring new and old members together in order to do quality work.

“ESN Lisboa members become motivated to acquire new skills and competences through non-formal education in these internal events. We strongly believe our internal trainings are valuable to the network, since we have received some guests from other Portuguese sections interested in learning from us.”

The Human Resources department organises Teambuilding Weekends at the beginning of each semester, a Training Day for knowledge transfer from old to new members, an Upgrade Weekend intended for relfection, and an Insight Weekend for knowledge transfer between the successors of old coordinators and board members. They also organise Reflection Groups, sessions for when members feel the necessity to reflect on specific topics. Lastly, they organise their own ESN Awards in various categories for further motivation.

In order to welcome new students the best way possible, they organise Welcome Weeks that consist of four weeks full of activities aiming to introduce students to the city and to integrate them into the local culture. They do at least one trip per month in order to show international students all cultural landmarks of the country, while the close proximity to the sea allows them to organise nautical events like Surf Days.

ESN Lisboa is also very active in the SocialErasmus field - this year, they have won an ESAA fund for their SocialErasmus activity “New Friends, Old Memories” which aims to fight loneliness in the elderly community and exchange knowledge between different cultures and ages. Twice a month they help prepare and distribute warm meals to the homeless, and pay a visit to the local kennel to help the volunteers take care of the abandoned dogs. They are also big advocates of the Erasmus in Schools activity!

Apart from SocialErasmus, ESN Lisboa is very successful in implementing other international projects of ESN as well. They try to organise one Responsible Party per year, and they’re taking their first steps when it comes to Mov’in Europe. They use the ErasmusIntern platform to search for interns for their intership programmes, and they are big fans of Eduk8.

This year they have won four different STARawards at Annual General Meeting in Warsaw: STARlight, ESNcardSTAR, CampaignSTAR and WebSTAR.

ESN Lisboa is one busy, busy section. They had so much success in a very short period of time, but they have also worked very hard for it. Being responsible for so many international students each year cannot be an easy task, but they have developed an amazing internal structure to divide the workload. It seems that ESN Lisboa is on a path of success, and they are not stopping!


written by Tajana Mohnacki

Categories: ESN International

Scanbalt Experience

Partner ESN Germany - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 18:10

Welcome to Scanbalt Experience!

Scanbalt Experience is a tour operator focusing on Scandinavia and the Baltic Region. We were the first Northern European tour operator to offer winter and summer trips designed for adventurous people with a limited travel budget. We offer a wide range of tours from short get a ways to longer overland tours. Most important will always be that our products have a great value and are attractive for those who appreciate independency and flexibility. Travelling with Scanbalt gives you the opportunity to experience some of the region's best scenery, awesome activities, exciting meetings and time on and off the beaten track.
See more on the Website!

 

Scanbalt Experience

Partner ESN Germany - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 18:10
Welcome to Scanbalt Experience!

Scanbalt Experience is a tour operator focusing on Scandinavia and the Baltic Region. We were the first Northern European tour operator to offer winter and summer trips designed for adventurous people with a limited travel budget. We offer a wide range of tours from short get a ways to longer overland tours. Most important will always be that our products have a great value and are attractive for those who appreciate independency and flexibility. Travelling with Scanbalt gives you the opportunity to experience some of the region's best scenery, awesome activities, exciting meetings and time on and off the beaten track.

 

See more on the Website!

http://www.scanbaltexperience.com/

Section in the Spotlight: ESN Joensuu

ESN International news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:03

Here’s a bit of trivia for you: In which European country are all the flats and rooms literally empty when you rent them? If you’re Finnish or have a good mind for useless information, then you’ve probably guessed it: Finland!

So get this: Erasmus students come to their new beloved apartment only to see it bare as the day it was built. Yikes! If only there was someone who would take them to a furniture shop so they could buy a bed! If there was anyone who could help!

Luckily, there is.

Ladies and Gentlemen, hold your horses. We’re about to visit ESN Joensuu: the June 2016 Section in The Spotlight!

So, have you ever thought about organising an ESN trip to IKEA? Well, these guys did, and for all the right reasons! As stated before, all rooms and flats in Finland are empty when they are rented, so the kind folks at ESN Joensuu offer their help by organising trips to furniture shops to make their Erasmus students’ lives just a little bit easier. Clever, huh?

But let’s backtrack a bit. ESN Joensuu has been around a whopping 14 years, and has managed to do some pretty impressive things along the way. First off, ESN Joensuu can teach us a thing or two about multiculturalism, as its members represent 12 different nationalities. They’re often engaged in showing Erasmus students the Cultural aspect of living in Finland, like through the “Survive Winter in Finland” event, where Erasmus students have the opportunity of taking ice baths. Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds.

ESN Joensuu are also very eager to mingle with the locals too. The “Market of Possibilities” and “Colour Festival” (The latter being a flagship of ESN Joensuu) are prime examples of events organised by members of ESN Joensuu which are often visited by the local population.

Another interesting thing about ESN Joensuu is that they hold elections for not only two, but three boards per academic year. The reasoning for this is surprisingly logical.

“Having 3 boards throughout the year allows International Students to join the Board and be very active in our activity, which makes total sense in terms of knowing what exchange students want and also increases their participation”

Members of ESN Joensuu also hold a special place for ExchangeAbility and SocialErasmus projects in their hearts. They carried out the mapping of their university, and held a couple of different events, such as Social Inclusion and Equality Friday (both scaled-down versions of events organised by ESN Finland).

What is most striking about ESN Joensuu is their attitude towards Exchange students. The vast majority of events organised by ESN Joensuu are, putting it their own words:

“Cultural events that are meaningful and not just focusing on partying.”

It’s this attitude of a truly multicultural, friendly and original way of working together that has put them into the spotlight this month. Keep on rocking!

by Chris Ptasiński

Categories: ESN International

MAPFRE ASISTENCIA

Partner ESN Germany - Tue, 09/02/2016 - 22:14

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If you have an accident or need medical care abroad, do you know who to turn to? Have you ever lost your luggage? Is your laptop protected from possible theft?

Through its online travel insurance platform InsureandGo, MAPFRE ASISTENCIA offers you assistance and covers all your medical requirements during your stay in any country under the Erasmus programme: repatriation in the event of an accident, lost documents, recovery of your luggage, medical care, etc. Travel safely, we will take charge of guaranteeing your peace of mind during your travel and in your destination country:

  •  Call us if you have an accident, and you will be attended by our multilingual telephone service 24h a day, 365 days a year. Furthermore, with Mediphone, a medical guidance and advice service is available to you if you have any queries.
  • We will cover the costs of a relative’s transfer and accommodation in the event of hospitalization of the insured.
  • More than 26 million travellers in 185 countries now travel protected by us.  What are you waiting for!

Don’t delay any further, travel protected with the peace of mind of having the backing of a large company. Buy your ERASMUS insurance

 

 

5 years of Responsible Party in Germany

ESN Germany News - Thu, 12/11/2015 - 16:35

The fruitful cooperation between Pernod Ricard and the Erasmus Student Network Germany aimed at teaching students to drink responsibly. A detailed press release can be found here.

5 years of Responsible Party in Germany

ESN Germany News - Thu, 12/11/2015 - 16:35

The fruitful cooperation between Pernod Ricard and the Erasmus Student Network Germany aimed at teaching students to drink responsibly. A detailed press release can be found here.

Jnuine

Partner ESN Germany - Mon, 26/10/2015 - 14:02

Discover a new way of keeping the memories of your lifetime events with Jnuine’s real-time collaborative photo books. Create an album from the mobile app and invite participants. Everyone captures the moment and reacts to others’ contributions. Publish your album when it is completed : a digital photo book is automatically generated and added to your online personal library. Bringing your digital memories to life is always just one click away. Your photo books are printed on-demand and shipped worldwide.

As an ESNcard holder you get a 20% discount all your Jnuine printed photo books. More information available at www.esncard.org/jnuine.

Download the Jnuine app for free on the App Store and Google Play now 

Uniplaces

Partner ESN Germany - Mon, 26/10/2015 - 13:46

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 a special promotion: 25% discount of the service fee exclusively through ESN Germany 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 promocode: ESNINTERNATIONAL

Education First

Partner ESN Germany - Mon, 14/09/2015 - 23:05

Bereits seit 50 Jahren hilft EF Education First, sprachliche, kulturelle und geographische Barrieren zu überwinden. Heute ist EF der weltweit führende Anbieter von Sprachreisen, Kulturaustausch- und Bildungsprogrammen. Weltweit  verfügt EF über 41 eigene Sprachschulen an den schönsten und aufregendsten Orten der Welt – darunter New York, London, Paris und Peking – und bietet Sprachkurse in 16 Ländern und 7 Sprachen an. Tausende von Teilnehmern vertrauen jedes Jahr auf die langjährige Erfahrung von EF um im Ausland eine neue Sprache zu erlernen oder einen akademischen Grad zu erhalten.

Mit EF eine Sprache im Ausland lernen

Gute Fremdsprachenkenntnisse sind heutzutage für das Studium oder die Karriere essentiell. Der beste Weg eine Sprache schnell und gut sprechen zu lernen sind Sprachreisen. Aufgrund der Rolle von Englisch in der Welt sind Englisch Sprachreisen – zum Beispiel nach England, Malta, USA oder Australien – besonders beliebt. Bei einer Sprachreise ist man jederzeit von der englischen Sprache umgeben und kann diese direkt im Gespräch mit Einheimischen und anderen Sprachschülern anwenden. So stellen sich schnelle und sichtbare Lernerfolge ein.

EF bietet für jeden den passenden Sprachkurs an: ob Business Englisch Kurs, Examenskurs oder Intensivkurs – für jedes Interesse ist etwas dabei. Neben den maßgeschneiderten Sprachreisen für jedes Alter und Sprachniveau, bietet EF auch zahlreiche Programme für Auslandsjahre, Auslandspraktika, Schüleraustausch und Vorbereitungskurse für ein Studium im Ausland an.

Ausführliche Informationen zu den Sprachreisen Programmen von EF findest Du hier.

ESN partners with StudentUniverse to provide students with flight discounts

ESN Germany News - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:27

StudentUniverse to provide flight discounts to international students studying in Europe

 

StudentUniverse, a leading resource for student travel discounts, today announced that it has partnered with the Erasmus Student Network, the largest student organisation in Europe.

Through the partnership, StudentUniverse will help ESN’s members travel cheaper by providing an additional £15 / €20 discount on top of its already-discounted student and youth fares on the first flight they book with StudentUniverse. StudentUniverse will join other notable ESN partners (including Airbnb, Hostelling International, Eurail.com and The Economist) to serve as a resource for international students and ESN’s local member organisations worldwide.

ESN members will also regularly receive travel tips and ongoing information from StudentUniverse about flight sales and promotions that would be of interest to international students looking to travel during their exchange, or to and from their university at the beginning and end of the semester.

 

We are always looking to partner with organisations that can provide valuable resources for international students and the local member organisations we work with. Travel plays a fundamental role in a student’s Erasmus experience, and by partnering with StudentUniverse we're confident that ESN members will be able to better compare specialty travel pricing for students and book discounted travel deals,” said Stefan Jahnke, President of the Erasmus Student Network.

We look forward to working with StudentUniverse to help international students see more of the world, but also to help our member organisations travel to ESN events worldwide by collaborating with StudentUniverse’s Travel Services team for group bookings.

 

 

StudentUniverse is the world’s leading travel booking site for students and youth. Through negotiations with a network of global partners, StudentUniverse offers discounted pricing and terms on flights, hotels and tours. Its Travel Services division handles client requests for groups and custom itineraries.

StudentUniverse launched in the UK in 2013 and is headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Toronto, New York and the Philippines. StudentUniverse believes that travel is essential to a modern education. Millions of students use the service every year. For more information, please visit http://studentuniverse.co.uk or follow @StudentU_UK on Twitter.

 

 

Erasmus Student Network is the biggest student organisation in Europe, founded in 1989 to support and develop student exchange. ESN is present in more than 480 Higher Education Institutions in 37 countries involving around 14,500 volunteers offering its services to 190,000 international students. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing student exchanges on different levels and provides an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad ('internationalisation at home'). For more information visit http://esn.org

ESN partners with StudentUniverse to provide students with flight discounts

ESN Germany News - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:27

StudentUniverse to provide flight discounts to international students studying in Europe

 

StudentUniverse, a leading resource for student travel discounts, today announced that it has partnered with the Erasmus Student Network, the largest student organisation in Europe.

Through the partnership, StudentUniverse will help ESN’s members travel cheaper by providing an additional £15 / €20 discount on top of its already-discounted student and youth fares on the first flight they book with StudentUniverse. StudentUniverse will join other notable ESN partners (including Airbnb, Hostelling International, Eurail.com and The Economist) to serve as a resource for international students and ESN’s local member organisations worldwide.

ESN members will also regularly receive travel tips and ongoing information from StudentUniverse about flight sales and promotions that would be of interest to international students looking to travel during their exchange, or to and from their university at the beginning and end of the semester.

 

We are always looking to partner with organisations that can provide valuable resources for international students and the local member organisations we work with. Travel plays a fundamental role in a student’s Erasmus experience, and by partnering with StudentUniverse we're confident that ESN members will be able to better compare specialty travel pricing for students and book discounted travel deals,” said Stefan Jahnke, President of the Erasmus Student Network.

We look forward to working with StudentUniverse to help international students see more of the world, but also to help our member organisations travel to ESN events worldwide by collaborating with StudentUniverse’s Travel Services team for group bookings.

 

 

StudentUniverse is the world’s leading travel booking site for students and youth. Through negotiations with a network of global partners, StudentUniverse offers discounted pricing and terms on flights, hotels and tours. Its Travel Services division handles client requests for groups and custom itineraries.

StudentUniverse launched in the UK in 2013 and is headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Toronto, New York and the Philippines. StudentUniverse believes that travel is essential to a modern education. Millions of students use the service every year. For more information, please visit http://studentuniverse.co.uk or follow @StudentU_UK on Twitter.

 

 

Erasmus Student Network is the biggest student organisation in Europe, founded in 1989 to support and develop student exchange. ESN is present in more than 480 Higher Education Institutions in 37 countries involving around 14,500 volunteers offering its services to 190,000 international students. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing student exchanges on different levels and provides an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad ('internationalisation at home'). For more information visit http://esn.org

3€ FlixBus voucher for ESNcard holders!

ESN Germany News - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 18:53

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FlixBus provides more than 10.000 daily connections throughout Europe! Check out the whole route network on FlixBus.de and travel safe, convenient and sustainable. Enjoy free W-Lan, cheap snacks and drinks as well as leg room and enough space for your luggage (2 x luggage + hand luggage)!

As an ESNcard owner it gets even cheaper. Log in on http://esncard.org  to get a 3 EUR voucher now.

How to get the voucher?

  1. Go to esncard.org and log in
  2. Choose „Search Discounts“ and search for Meinfernbus Flixbus
  3. Copy the voucher code
  4. Go to flixbus.de and use the voucher code while booking the trip!

 

3€ FlixBus voucher for ESNcard holders!

ESN Germany News - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 18:53

... Bitte klicken Sie HIER, falls Ihr Browser keine IFrames darstellen kann ...

FlixBus provides more than 10.000 daily connections throughout Europe! Check out the whole route network on FlixBus.de and travel safe, convenient and sustainable. Enjoy free W-Lan, cheap snacks and drinks as well as leg room and enough space for your luggage (2 x luggage + hand luggage)!

As an ESNcard owner it gets even cheaper. Log in on http://esncard.org  to get a 3 EUR voucher now.

How to get the voucher?

  1. Go to esncard.org and log in
  2. Choose „Search Discounts“ and search for Meinfernbus Flixbus
  3. Copy the voucher code
  4. Go to flixbus.de and use the voucher code while booking the trip!

 

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