Hello there! 

My name is Ivona, and I am the Communication Manager of ESN The Netherlands for 2020/2021!

I am born in the Netherlands, but both my parents are from Croatia. In the past, I have done a Comenius exchange project, an Erasmus internship in Cyprus, and my Erasmus Exchange was in Spain. As you can see, I am quite internationally orientated- and minded. During my exchange in Spain, I got familiar with ESN. They organized several trips and events for the international students, of which I attended a lot and where I got to meet friends from all over the world. ESN really made my exchange unforgettable, and I will forever be thankful to ESN Sevilla for giving me a second home. When I returned to the Netherlands, I wanted to give that same feeling and experience to the international students here, and therefore I decided to join ESN in 2018. 2 years later, I am still here, enjoying my time around, making a lot of friends in my country or from other countries, but also developing myself professionally and personally!

This year, I will be working on all marketing and communication related aspects of ESN The Netherlands. This means I will try my best to let the content I create to show up on your timeline, create interesting and appealing content for you to see from which you will hopefully also learn something! And if you are interested to see it, I would like to redirect you to our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you give us a like or a follow, you will make me extremely happy!

I want to wish you the best time in the Netherlands. I hope will enjoy your experience abroad to the max, get to explore our small yet beautiful country, find new friends, join a lot of ESN events and years later, look back on all these beautiful memories made! Good luck to all!