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.
About ESN UP Olomouc
ESN UP Olomouc provides assistance to the foreign students of Palacký University Olomouc which is a member of many inter-university programmes including Erasmus+. Therefore hundreds of foreign students from all over the world have the opportunity to come to Olomouc every year and study at one of its 8 faculties. Since February 2005 ESN UP Olomouc is the 4th section of the ESN CZ.
At present, we organise and run several activities, such as:
- Buddy System - become a friend with an Erasmus student and be his backup
- Sport Activities - creating opportunities for sport
- Trips - go for a trip within and outside of Czech Republic
- Events - social work, celebrations of Holidays, dinners, national parties etc.
Our main aim is to assist international exchange students coming to UP by helping them get familiarized with the new studying environment, get to know Czech student society and Czech culture. Another goal of ESN UP Olomouc is to help the Czech students meet foreign students, because they can improve their foreign-language skills, make new friends from all over the world and share and compare their knowledge and opinions.
The members of ESN UP Olomouc
Our team is still growing group of really helpful students who exchange their free time to make the life of Erasmus students easier. Many thanks go to them and of course to our section mascot - Yolik!