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A quick history lesson about ESN Gent


Our story


ESN Gent was founded in 1989 by students who saw the need for an organization which gives a hand to visiting exchange students.

After a few years it became clear that ESN had become something vital for foreign students arriving in a city without knowing where to go or who to contact.

Today, the ESN Gent team is here to help you and to make your time in Gent the best experience of your life! In order to achieve this goal, we organize parties, trips, cultural activities and much more throughout the academic year. If you want to be up to date with all of our activities, just subscribe to our mailing list and you will receive all the latest information.

Please keep in mind that we are a voluntary organization: we do this only for fun, not for money! If you want to join the group of foreign students and participate in our activities, then just buy the official membership card. 

During the academic year we are at your service in our office at the common room (Home Canterbury) every Tuesday and Thursday, between 19h and 21h; the office is closed during the exams and holidays. You can ask us any question, we will try to help you!