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About Us

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 21:58


Who are we?

ESN Leonardo Kortrijk was founded in 2006 under the name Da Leonardo. Since our beginning we've had our minds set on working with international students and in 2015 we finally decided to migrate into ESN. We are a dynamic and inclusive student organization dedicated to creating an unforgettable international experience for students in our beautiful Belgian city of Kortrijk. We are part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), a widely recognized and respected network of student associations across Europe.

Our mission is to enhance the social and cultural integration of international students by providing a wide range of activities and services that foster friendship, cultural understanding, and personal development. We believe that studying abroad should be more than just attending lectures and completing assignments—it should be an opportunity to explore new horizons, build lasting connections, and create lifelong memories.

What do we do?

At ESN Leonardo Kortrijk, we strive to be the bridge between international and local students, breaking down barriers and building a vibrant multicultural community. We organize a variety of events throughout the year, including cultural exchanges, language tandems, city tours, parties, and much more. These activities enable students from different backgrounds to connect, share their experiences, and learn from one another.

We also provide practical support and information to help international students settle in smoothly. Our dedicated team is always ready to assist with practical matters such as finding accommodation, navigating the local transportation system, understanding university procedures, and discovering the best spots in Kortrijk. We want every student to feel at home and make the most of their time in our beautiful city.

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ESN Leonardo Kortrijk is driven by a passionate team of volunteers who are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. By joining our organization, you'll have the chance to develop leadership skills, gain valuable experience, and make a positive impact on the lives of fellow students. Together, we create a supportive network that fosters personal growth and intercultural understanding.

Whether you're an international student looking to make new friends, a local student interested in international experiences, or someone simply curious about different cultures, we invite you to join ESN Leonardo Kortrijk. Together, let's embark on a journey of friendship, exploration, and unforgettable experiences!