You will be part of the biggest international student association of Tilburg. As a mentor, you will get to know a group of approximately 25 exchange students from all over the world, party with them and show them around Tilburg and the Netherlands. Every Tuesday, you will have a different activity with your group where you will also meet all other international students. These can be a dinner, cantus, beer pong tournament or a BBQ. After that you’ll all come to our bar for a great party! During the Tuesday parties, we either have a themed party (e.g. Nerdy & Flirty Party, Superhero Party, How Glow Can You Go) or a shot party (e.g. Tequila, Vodka, Jagermeister) and we expect all mentors to fully commit to the theme!
Besides all the fun and parties, you also get to coordinate your group and help them to acclimatise to the Netherlands. Through this you learn how to manage events (the weekly activities), improve your motivational skills (by getting everyone to the dinner and party afterwards), and mingle in a culturally diverse organisation (we have students from all around the world). Being a mentor is a great way to either continue your exchange experience, to prepare yourself for your own exchange semester, or just to extend your network.
In the end, the most amazing part of being in ESN is exchanging ideas and experiences with people from all around the world. For (at least) a full semester, you’ll meet wonderful people, who are eager to make the most of their exchange.