Before the start of a new semester, ESN Utrecht assists newly arriving international students by providing a Pre-Departure Mentor Program. As an incoming student, you will be linked directly to an Utrecht-based mentor. They will answer questions you may have about life in the Netherlands, Dutch study culture, where to do sports or find the best café! Talking to a local is the easiest way to prepare for moving to a new city and learn more about what your daily life might entail.

Will you self-quarantine after arriving in Utrecht? Make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for online events to connect with your mentor and fellow international students! Besides meeting up online, your mentor can help you with practical tasks such as arranging groceries.

Sign up for the Pre-Departure Mentor Program by filling in this form.

Are you an experienced student living in Utrecht interested to become a Pre-Departure Mentor? Sign up here!

If you have any questions regarding the Pre-Departure Mentor Program, please send an email to