Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest student association in Europe. It was founded on 16th October, 1989 and legally registered in 1990 for supporting and developing student exchange.
We are present in more than 480 Higher Education Institutions in 37 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding. We have around 14.500 active members that are in many sections supported by so called buddies mainly taking care of international students. Thus, ESN involves around 34.000 young people offering services to around 190.000 international students every year.
The ESN Veliko Tarnovo section exists since 2009 and is one of the first in Bulgaria. We help the incoming Erasmus students by organizing the Mentor/Buddy system, as well as a wide variety of cultural and social events throughout the year: Welcome week, trips, parties and a few social events, which allow Erasmus students to volunteer in the local community. Our main aim is to help foreign students make the best of their Erasmus stay, which we know changes lives!
We also help local students, who are leaving for Erasmus+ in a foreign country – the outgoing students. We make presentations and info-meetings about the Erasmus+ programme, as well as one Outgoing Training at the end of each semester.