My name is Imke and I am the President of ESN The Netherlands for 2020/2021.
I was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to Rotterdam about 4 years ago to study International Communications and Media at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. I was lucky enough to, just like you, have an international experience in my curriculum. During the final year of my Bachelor, I went to Toronto for one semester. After my return I decided to join ESN. The past academic year I worked full time as the President and Events Manager of ESN Rotterdam. This year I will be doing my Master’s in Media & Business while working with an amazing team to help make your stay in the Netherlands as great as possible. My personal adventure as an international student was indescribably great and I will try my best to facilitate the same experience for you, through supporting our amazing local sections.
Within ESN The Netherlands, I will be managing the National Board; supporting all the local presidents of ESN The Netherlands and representing their interest towards external parties. Together with Aileen, I will be representing the sections at the General Assemblies within ESN International. This means that when we come together with all 42 countries, we will be representing the ESN community of the Netherlands!
I wish you a great stay in the Netherlands and an unforgettable experience with the help of your local ESN section. Get out of your comfort zone and enjoy all the things that the Netherlands has to offer. No one leaves an ESN event, without making friends! Lots of luck.