Want to get involved and become active in the ESN Malmö?
If you like to meet people from all around the world, have fun while helping others and want to become involved with ESN, this is your chance to do so. Twice a year, we arrange the international introduction weeks, which offer you the chance to welcome the new students in the role of Fadder or Buddy. If you'd like to stick with us throughout the semester, share your ideas and help us arrange our regular activities, you are more than welcome to become an active member! We welcome all the help with open arms, and wish to make our best to get you involved in the ESN family.
If you want to be a Fadder (mentor) in ESN Malmö, this means that you help us during the Introduction Weeks for new students (during August and January), and help from your part to ensure, that all the activities are running smoothly, and the students can come to you in case they have any questions about their new home country. As a fadder, you won't have to be responsible of organising any events by yourself - the main responsibility will always be with a member of the ESN Malmö board, and you'll have a group of other fadders working with you!
Sign-ups for Fadders will be announced here, and on our Facebook page, in November and May.
If you want to be a Buddy, your help is mainly needed over email and/or facebook during July-August and/or December-January. As a buddy we assign you an incoming exchange student, who can then ask you questions about the life in Malmö, Sweden, and the University etc. Your main task is simply to write to them and help with whatever you can - offer your expertise as an older student! You can always consult us in ESN Malmö if you cannot answer a certain question, and we'll see how we can help. No stress - you are not expected to be an expert on anything; the most important thing is to make your Buddy feel welcome to Sweden and to Malmö. After the arrival of the new students, we'll arrange separate Buddy nights for mingling with the new students, and as a Buddy, you are more than welcome to join all the activities during introduction weeks!
Sign-ups for Buddies will be announced here, and on our Facebook page, in November and May.
As an active member you have the chance to be a more profound part of ESN Malmö, by helping conduct our regular events and trips together with the Board. You'll be given the opportunity to join our meetings monthly, and together plan or suggest new events to be arranged. Active members may have more responsibilities, but you are sure to learn a thing or two about event coordination, team work, and the Erasmus Student Network - as well as include a new faction in your CV (we'll provide you with a certificate!)
We also occasionally provide our active members with the possibility to go on our activities or events as a group leader / responsible, free of charge.
If you would like to try out being an active member, please don't hesitate to contact us through the contact form, or via esnmalmo(at)esnsweden.org.
Do you have great idea for a event or acticity, that could help promote interaction between international students and swedish students? In that case, just contact us and share your ideas, so we can work on making it happen. We are always open for suggestions on how we could improve our organization, and ensure the international students the time of their life in Malmö!
Want to join the board?
If you would like to know more about ESN and how we work, we gladly invite you to join our board meetings, so you get to see how things work behind the scenes. Just contact us and we will let you know when and where our next meeting is.
If you are interested in joining the board of ESN Malmö, the board elections are held annually on April-May. ESN offers you chance to help people and great for a great cause. You get to join different kind of trainings in Sweden or abroad to deepen your knowledge! Examples on activities, that our board representatives are going to join this spring are National Platform in Linköping, and Annual General Meeting in Warsaw, Poland! Is this something you could see yourself doing? Do not hesitate to ask any questions!
Contact us through the contact form and select the "Get involved"- category. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and we will find the best way to include you in our future activities!
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