The ESN Mentor Programme is structured around the mentor group system: 2 or 3 Dutch mentors helping a group of around 10 to 15 international students to feel at home in our beautiful city. The mentors will help the international students to find their way around Utrecht at the beginning of their stay. As a mentor you will guide and help the international students adjust to the slightly crazy Dutch culture and the way of life for a student in the Netherlands. You can meet up regularly, go out for drinks, have dinner together, go to the ESN activities together; basically have a lot of fun!

Besides this, a mentor will also give the internationals advice about practical stuff to help them settle in Utrecht as fast as possible and above all it is a chance to meet people from all over the world!

Inspired and convinced to become a mentor? There are two different options to be a part of this spectacular Mentor Programme.

First of all, you can become a mentor during the Introduction Week from September 11th - September 14th (you have to be available during those evenings). If you do that, you will be a part of our amazing introduction and there will be an option to automatically join the Mentor Programme.

The other option is whether you choose not to join our Introduction Week, then you can still join our Mentor Programme separately.

Registrations to become a mentor for the first semester of 2017/2018 will start during the summer holidays! We will update the exact dates and forms at the beginning of August.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the following email address:, and we will shortly get back to you. We hope to see you very soon!