President: My name is Floortje van der Grinten. I am studying Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, and last year I participated in an exchange program in Shanghai, China. The culture and lifestyle in China is very different to what I was accustomed to and to what I was expecting. I learned a great deal, on both an intellectual and personal level. The friends I made and situations I experienced will stay with me for the rest of my life.
As the President of the ISN Amsterdam, I will do everything in my power to make your experience in the Netherlands as unforgettable as my own time abroad.
Secretary: Hi! My name is Nina van Stekelenburg and I’m 22 years old. I’m studying European Studies and Law at the University of Amsterdam. Last year I did a semester abroad in Barcelona and I really had the time of my life! This year I’ll be the secretary of the ISN board and I want to make sure that the exchange students in Amsterdam will have the same amazing and unforgettable experiences as I had during my own exchange.
Treasurer: Hi there! My name is Hugo Zwetsloot, I am 23 years old and currently studying at the UVA in the bachelor Economics and Business. I have been on exchange to Hong Kong and had the most amazing time! This unforgettable experience lead to the decision to join ISN. At ISN Amsterdam, I will be the treasurer. I am very excited about my board and hope we can make your time as awesome or even better. Looking forward to meet you all!
Activities Coordinator: Hi guys, and welcome to Amsterdam! My name is Krijna Opschoor and I am 21 years old. I have just finished my Bachelor Biomedicine at Amsterdam University College and will now start my pre-master Business Administration, so that's a change for me too! Last year, I went on exchange to New York City and I had the time of my life! Of course, as this year's activities coordinator I am looking forward to making sure you can say the same after your time in Amsterdam! So let's make the best out of your stay here and join all the trips and exciting activities that will be organized for you!
Integration Coordinator: Hi and first of all: welcome to Amsterdam of course! My name is Kim Brands and I am very excited to be your Integration Coordinator for this year! Last semester, I studied abroad myself in New York. It was a great experience and I loved that I did not only meet a lot of other international students, but locals as well. Since I truly believe that will give you the best experience and impression of a city, I can not wait to try my best in helping you with that in Amsterdam! See you soon!
PR & Funding Coordinator: Welcome to Amsterdam! My name is Hidde van den Heuvel and I study Communication Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Having lived in seven different countries, spread over four continents I´ve been to the ends of the earth, and experienced some of the most astonishing sites and events there are. This year, I´ll make it my mission to make your stay in Amsterdam unforgetable by mixing a series of popular Corperate Sponsors with the ESN brand to form a cocktail of great events! I´m looking forward to meeting you!
Introduction Coordinator: Hi you! My name is Priya Panday and I will try my best to make your welcome to Amsterdam unforgettable as Introduction Coordinator this year. Having studied abroad in the U.S.A at the University of Maryland, I know how incredible the experience of exchange can be. The friends and adventures I made will stay with me forever. I am looking forward to meet you and wish you the best time of your life!
Introduction Coordinator & Vice-President: My name is Tiemen de Graaff, I’m a 25 year old student at the UvA who was born and raised in and around this beautiful city of Amsterdam. I’m currently doing my Masters in American studies after having done a bachelor in History. I have been on exchange myself to the US in the fall semester of 2014, and before that I have also spend two different periods abroad as an international language student. Joining ISN was a way for me to continue these great international experiences, I’m looking forward to seeing you all at our many activities and “borrels” (Wednesday nights!) this year! Feel free to contact me or any of the other board members with question about ISN or the city of Amsterdam, we are always happy to help.