Welcome to ESN Wageningen

ESN Wageningen is one of the largest international student associations in Wageningen. Part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) which is located all across Europe, we strive to help all students, whether you are Dutch or international! Our goal is to make your time here in Wageningen unforgettable and one of the best in your life. We organise hundreds of social, cultural and sports activities, as well as many trips and excursions across the Netherlands and Europe.


When you become a member of ESN Wageningen, you become part of the ESN family. You will receive your own personalised ESNcard which you can use to receive special discounts and benefits only available for members! You are also able to join the Buddy Program, who’s goal is to help you form close friendships that will last for a lifetime.

Make sure to follow us on our Instagram and Facebook, and to keep track of the Events section on our website to stay tuned for what’s to come… and there’s lots for sure!

We hope to see you soon at one of our activities!

For more information, you are free to stop by at our office (Plantage 2) or send us an email at [email protected]

Becoming a Member

Becoming a member has never been simpler! You can then stop by at our office in the Global Lounge during our opening hours, pay the membership fee of €13,00 and get your ESNcard! After you’ve received your ESNcard, you can then check out and register your card to use all the discounts out there!

The Buddy Program:
The Realm of Cards

The Buddy Program is one of ESN’s largest and most successful programs.
Its goal is to introduce together students from across different backgrounds and disciplines and foster new friendships that will hopefully last for a lifetime. Divided into family groups of 10 to 15 people, members complete challenges and participate in various activities. Challenges and activities carry points which count towards the Battle of the Buddy Families, a competitive side of the program where groups fight against each other to win the grand prize. The family with the most points at the end of the semester wins.

This year, the Buddy Program has been meticiliously reshaped and evolved. Introducing The Realm of Cards, a unique theme inspired by contemporary popculture surrounding playing cards, traps and challenges, Buddy Families will have to complete and compete with each other in events themed after each of the four suites (♠ ♢ ♣ ♡). Some activities will be open to all members while others will be specifically designed for Buddy Families. And they will have numbers: the higher the number, the higher the difficulty; but so too will the reward be. Deciphering the theme of each suite is essential in gaining a key competitive advantage.

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Life is… like a game. You should try to enjoy it.
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Come visit us!

Global Lounge Location: Plantage 2, 6708 WJ!