International Student Network (ISN) Leiden

The International Student Network (ISN) is part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organisation and is one of the largest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe, founded in 1989 for supporting and developing student exchange.

We are present in 297 Higher Education Institutions in 32 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding, offering services to 150.000 students! ESN operates on three levels, Local, National and International.

As part of this network, ISN Leiden works to support international students in Leiden. ISN Leiden is a foundation, which means that we are a non-profit organization. ISN Leiden does not have fixed members, it is a loosely based network, organizing activities, hobby clubs, trips and parties. Everyone is welcome to join in. Consult the website or come visit the ISN Headquarters: the Breimer Common Room!
We are a group of international and Dutch students, working to provide international students and interested Dutch students, with a memorable time in Leiden. Through ISN Leiden you can for instance sign up for the “Mentor program”, which provides you with a student who will support you from your arrival in Leiden. If you are interested in getting to know fellow international students, and wish to explore new hobbies, areas of Holland, or get to know Dutch people, then ISN Leiden is the place to be!

For information on where to find us, get in touch, or to stay informed about upcoming activities and events check out the following:

Looking for a room in Leiden? Then check out Stichting Roofs! This organization is specifically geared towards international students, so have a look. Website:

Last Modified: 18-07-2013