International Student Network Amsterdam is a student-run organization dedicated to helping international students studying at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) make the most of their stay in the Netherlands. ISN is part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN); an organization, with 391 sections in 36 countries, that makes sure you are going to have the time of your life studying abroad.

The aim of ISN is to help foster student mobility through optimizing the social and cultural integration of international students in Amsterdam. We try to achieve this by organizing introduction days, parties, weekend trips, excursions and other cultural activities. We also promote contact with Dutch students by our buddy and coach system. Fundings for the organization are provided by the UvA and HvA together. This enables us to provide low-priced activities. Members of the UvA and HvA also provide the organization with supervision and support.

Every year about 2500 international students join ISN Amsterdam. Not just for the reasons mentioned above, but also because it’s the best way to meet fellow international students. To become a member of ISN Amsterdam, the only thing you need to do is obtain your ESN card for just 5 euros. With this card you will be able to join all our activities and get various discounts. Also, you can subscribe for our weekly newsletter to keep updated!

For any questions email or just come by the office! Our office (Crea, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, room 1,15) is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday betweem 1 and 5 pm. You are always welcome to stop by if you want to subscribe for activities or if you have any questions!