Since we got a lot of the same questions last semester we made a FAQ for you guys.
Housing: we always recommend going through Kotweb to find a place. All the rooms on this site are checked by the city of Antwerp to see if they meet the standard regarding things like safety and comfort http://survivalguide.esnantwerp.org/accommodation . Other options are facebook pages like ‘’Kot in Antwerpen’’ or directly from a student housing website. ESN Antwerp is not personally associated with any of these though, so always be sensible when looking for a place. (If you still have questions/problems please contact Gate15 or your university)
ESN events: we regularly host events like city trips, cantus, pubs, international dinners and more. To stay up to date we recommend liking the ‘’Erasmus student network Antwerp’’ facebook page. All our new events will be posted on there. We also have our own Instagram so make sure to follow us there as well.
Getting your ESN card: you can get your ESN card during the welcome week (your university will arrange this) or at our office at the UAntwerp room R.009 on Monday from 19:30 til 20:30 and Tuesday from 12:45 til 13:45. (This will start again in February). If you are an outgoing student to another city please contact the local ESN department if you have any questions
Getting your ESN discount: when you want to get a ticket for one of our events you got to the ticketlink, select the ticket you want and then click on next. After this there will be a bar which says promo code, there you fill in your ESN number which you can find on your personal ESN card. This will give you your ESN member discount.
Buddy programme: we are currently still working on setting up the buddy programme. When it is ready we will post the link in this facebook group so you can register.
Any other questions?: you can always contact us or come to visit our office at the university of Antwerp building R room 009. For any complicated/legal/study related questions we advise you to contact your university or Gate15 (city department for students) as we won’t be able to help you with those. If you’re curious about places to go for food, drinks, partying, shopping or a visit use this facebook page to ask the Erasmus community in Antwerp for help, they will know many more places compared to us. In the second semester we will try to make a list with the ESN volunteers favourite places to go as well.