Under the principle of SHS - Students Helping Students, the mission of all the ESN sections, the core of ESN, is to foster student mobility in respective Higher Education Institutions by providing prospective, current and former exchange students with services, support and guidance for making their stay abroad a success.
Local sections are offering daily assistance to over 180.000 exchange students, provided before and during their stay abroad. They are often supported by their academic authorities, helping them practically in creating for all international students an enriching exchange environment.
Each ESN section is usually run by a Board. Many volunteers are helping the sections in their diverse offer of excursions, events, lectures and many other activities.