My name is Sara Arts, I am 21 years old and I am the Secretary of the 27th board of ESN Utrecht. I really love traveling and getting to know different cultures and have always enjoyed getting to know and working together with international students. I just finished my bachelor at University College Utrecht, where I studied Economics and Psychology. During the second year of my bachelor I went to Exeter, England for one semester and even though I had an amazing time there I felt that not a lot was organized for international students. So, after I came back I decided that I wanted to get involved in giving international students in Utrecht a great exchange experience. This is why I joined the Activities Committee last year and I had such a great time that I decided to apply for the board.

As secretary I am responsible for all the incoming and outgoing mail, so if you get in contact with us I will most likely be the one answering your questions. Aside from this I will also be coordinating the Activities Committee and the Archive Committee and I am part of the ISHA (International Student Housing Association). Finally, I will organize the Pick-Up Service at the beginning of each semester to make sure that all international students have a great start of their Utrecht experience.

The coming year I will probably spend most of my time at the ESN office (or at Poema), so feel free to drop by during our office hours if you have any questions! You can also reach me by sending an email to

Hope to see all of you around!