‘If the sky is the limit, then go there.’


My name is Angelo Bekkens and I am a 25-year old law student from the Netherlands. During a minor in International Law and Human Rights I got into contact with a lot of international students and I grew passionate about the cultural differences and differences in perspectives. Not long later, I joined a local board of ESN.

During my time as local board, I gained experience as a Treasurer and a Vice-President. In addition, I learned a lot about intercultural communication, international students’ best interests and ESN as an organization. After almost two years in a local board, not ready to leave ESN completely behind yet, I decided to take on the next challenge and join the national board.

As Education Officer for ESN The Netherlands for 2019/2020, I represent ESN and the international students in the Netherlands, as well as their opinions and their problems, towards our institutional partners. Additionally, the Annual International Student Survey is my responsibility. This year I will focus on maintaining a good relationship with the parties mentioned before, in particular our National Agency.