About Us

“🌍Erasmus Student Network of Mechelen”

“🎓Students helping students”

Our History

An Internationally minded Student Association

ESN Mechelen is an internationally minded student association that has provided a place for internationals degree seekers, exchange students and internationally minded Belgian people, since 2019.

Est. 2019

Our Story

Our goal is to enrich the student life in Mechelen through a platform for internationalization and integration. Simply said, ESN aims to help all students in Mechelen to have a fantastic time.

We do this by organizing many great activities, parties and trips! Some examples are: Pub Crawl, City Tour, Karaoke, Speed Friending, City Trips, Language Cafe, Find the Impostor and many Social/Volunteering projects

If you want to improve yourself personally or academically, you are also at the right spot at ESN Mechelen.

You can become active in one of our committees or projects. Think about writing for our social media posts, organize activities for different groups of people, be a DJ, guide new students, or take pictures during events! To learn more about our committee, please check the board page.

Also, don’t forget there is more to ESN than just Mechelen! We are part of a bigger international association as it is ESN, with presence in multiple countries and a lot of people participating as well.

Our Future

Growing Fast

Every 2 or 3 years a new ESN section opens doors to new students. We are expanding our reachability to more parts of the world for a better, more connected student life!

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is one of the biggest student associations in Europe. It was born on the 16th October 1989 and legally registered in 1990 for supporting and developing student exchange.

We are present in more than 1000 Higher Education Institutions from over 40 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding.

We have around 15,000 active members that are in many sections supported by so called buddies mainly taking care of international students.

Thus, ESN involves around 40,000 young people offering its services to around 350,000 international students every year.



Regional ESN sections around the world

Core Values

What is this ESN fuzz thing all about actually?

Improve social life & integration in Belgium

ESN works in the interest of international students to improve the social and practical integration whenever possible

Motivate exchange

We provide relevant information about mobility programmes, motivating students to study abroad and work with the reintegration of homecoming students. This ensure we contribute to the improvement and accessibility of student mobility


We stand fully in volunteering and active citizenship. Our buddy program, our active alumni and general volunteers of ESN Mechelen make a perfect example of this.

``If you live with one foot in the past and one in the future, you’re pissing on the present``

AnnaCommunications Manager

``The will must be stronger than the skill.``

WahidEvent team

``I’m here for the beer and the company. But mostly the beer``

ØveEvent team

``Creativity is kinda like pee, they're both stored in the balls``

AsadCommunication team

``Studying abroad is like being a tourist in your own life, constantly taking pictures and trying to capture every moment before it’s gone``

HelenEvent team

``A hyper ball of energy``

VictoriaVolunteer Coordinator

``So when does this VP job start?``


``Making memories one event at a time``

JuliaEvent team

``We travel to be free``

TiffanyLocal Representative

``Life is roblox``

QuintenCommunication team

``If Britney survived 2007, so can you``

KikaEvent Manager

``The easy things in life never last, and the things that last in life never come easy``


``The Office seson 7 episode 19 14:45``

NovaCommunication team

``I loves quotes so much I didn't have time to look for one``

MiloszPartnership manager

``Stonkey Stonkey, now get out of my donkey!``

AndresFinance manager

``Justin was way cooler back when he was doing guitar street covers circa '06``

GerganaCommunication team

``On Tuesday's commercial EDM, on Saturday's rave for life``

TomislavEvent team

``Belgium is like a waffle, but I won't tell you why``

CaitlinCommunication team

``JJquery for president``

MaxIT Manager