ESN Iasi is a non-profit organization run by a group of students who are volunteering to help new Erasmus students integrate and get to know the city of Iasi and its culture. The only criterion to join is embracing multiculturalism the way we do!
ESN Iasi has been an official member of ESN AISBL since 2008 when it made its first steps towards achieving the goals of Erasmus Student Network: to facilitate the integration of foreign students in Iasi and motivate local students to go abroad with the Erasmus mobility. Ever since the beginning, ESN Iasi made sure to put a mark on the multi-cultural environment of Iasi.
ESN Iasi holds a record of about 60 volunteers, all working together in order to safeguard the wellbeing of the Erasmus students coming and their full international experience.
Because of the variety of the subjects and university departments Erasmus students are enrolled in, we collaborate with a considerable number of universities here in Iasi, starting with “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Iasi, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa" Iași and and “George Enescu” University of Arts.
As no ESN section is like any other, we can boast ourselves with some particularities. We organize plenty of events: cultural (get to know the Romanian culture, while you exchange customs with your international friends!), social events (parties, chill gatherings), trips (Halloween in Transylvania, Escape to Vama Veche) etc. ESN Iasi looks after the physical and mental health of the Erasmus students, while it maintains a playful yet mature attitude.
Our main objective is helping students to integrate in our society, guide them during their stay in Iasi and help them overcome any cultural differences. We provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of SHS - Students Helping Students.
Simona is our responsible and organized president (and the one who remembers all the time what everyone has to do).
Elena - secretary - loves helping everyone around her and is ready to step in when needed (which is more often than one would think).
Roxana - vice president - is full of positive energy and always brings new ideas to the table.
Cristi - treasurer - is our trustworthy and devoted lovable Tiran (just kidding, he is a sweetheart inside).
Karina - events coordinator - might seem with her head in the clouds sometimes, but don't underestimate her! She knows what she is doing and she's ready to prove it.
Diana - social media coordinator - is our social media addict and part-time photographer that is constantly looking to grow and develop.
Antonio - ESNcard coordinator - is responsible and eager to go and make the best deals for the incoming students.