Hi, nice meeting you!

I’m Willeke, the Integration Coordinator of the 28th board of ESN Utrecht for the year 2017/2018. Just like most of our ESN volunteers I joined ESN after my own exchange in Dundee, the sunniest city of Scotland, the country of bagpipes, kilts and haggis. I experienced a great time with internationals from all over the world! When I came back from my exchange, I was ‘homesick’ for a long time and figured out that ESN Utrecht is the best cure to solve it!

Since 2016 I’m involved in ESN Utrecht as a member of the Activities Committee. The year after I jumped into a new experience to write weekly for our ESN Utrecht blog and photographed the covers of the Abroad Magazines for the Journalism Committee. In the same year I graduated for my course
Spatial Design at the HKU. After getting my degree I started a new experience as the new Integration Coordinator.

When you get to know me you will understand why this function fits me perfectly. I’m never doing one thing at the same time, I work on many different projects, and I’m always excited to meet new people. As the Integration Coordinator my main focus is to stimulate the integration between
international and local students, but also between internationals and other layers of our society. Moreover I coordinate different programmes and three committees this year: the Integration Committee, the Culture Committee and the Dutch Language Committee.

With our main programmes such as the Host Family Programme, Mentor Programme, Social Erasmus, Dutch Language Course and our cultural activities we aim to give the internationals the fullest experience of living the Dutch life. If you are interested in joining one of these programmes or if you just want to have a bit more information, don’t hesitate to send an email to integration@esn-utrecht.nl !