Students Helping Students

Every year about 14 000 volunteers - ESN members of all the network countries - are working to make exchange better and to create a welcoming atmosphere for foreign students. You can become one of us! 

How to join?

There are currently 4 sections in Latvia – in Riga, Jelgava, Valmiera and Rēzekne – if you are studying in one of these cities contact the local section there and join them!

ESN Riga –

ESN Jelgava –

ESN Valmiera –

In case you are from another city (or university), you have the possibility to start your own section – check here how to become a section!

ESN members are:

  • internationally minded and very mobile
  • active and dynamic
  • open-minded
  • multilingual and communicative
  • young European leaders


Advantages for members:

  • possibility to manage projects
  • personal development
  • training and conferences
  • international working environment
  • practice foreign languages
  • ECTS credits granted by the home university (depends on the section)
  • easier entrance into the job market
  • influencing EU policymakers in the area of education
  • offers through ESNcard - discounts, prizes
  • new friends from around the world
  • fun and exciting events