The student association in charge of welcoming incoming international students on the campus of ESILV is a new member of the Erasmus Student Network. ESN aims to support and develop student exchange.
Each year, ESILV students from year 3 to 5 study abroad for a semester or more while international students from all over the world settle in Paris to study engineering.
What joining ESN will bring
Son-Ha Nguyen and Wilhem Guillaume, from the association board, have worked several months on the application, supported by Pôle de Vinci’s International Relation Department. They met with member associations and with the national office of ESN in France.
Together with the association vice-president, Lucas Jacq, Son-Ha Nguyen attended the French general assembly in Corte, Corsica. On this occasion, they presented the association and set out their arguments for joining the network. Members then voted in favour of the association’s membership in the ESN.
Being a member of ESN will help the buddy association make the arrival and stay of incoming students easier. It will also support them in preparing outgoing students for their academic exchange abroad.
By joining the Erasmus Student Network, the association will take part in international events like the International Erasmus Games, a way to raise Pôle Léonard de Vinci’s three schools’ visibility in France and abroad.
ESN, the biggest student association in Europe
Created in 1990, the Erasmus Student Network gathers 900 higher education institutions in over 40 countries. 40 000 students in buddy associations offer their services to 220 000 international students every year.
ESN represents the needs and rights of international students on the local, national, and international level. It supports incoming students but also students who cannot access an academic exchange abroad by providing them with an intercultural experience at home. Moreover, ESN supports homecoming students in their reintegration process.
Interested in academic exchanges? More info about incoming and outgoing mobility at ESILV, engineering school in Paris.