Every year about 500 Portuguese ESN volunteers are working to make exchange better and to create a welcoming atmosphere for foreign young people.

You can become one of us!

How to join?

If you had an amazing time in Portugal and now you want to encore your Erasmus experience in your hometown, become an ESN volunteer.
If you want to join a Portuguese ESN section, contact our local volunteers.
If there is no ESN section in your city, nothing is easier and more challenging than starting a local section with your friends and other former exchange participants.

Why should you join ESN?

Becoming an ESN volunteer is the perfect opportunity to overcome the post-Erasmus depression or to live the Erasmus experience at home. By joining ESN you have several advantages:

  • possibility to manage projects
  • personal development
  • trainings and conferences
  • contact with international environment
  • practice foreign languages
  • sometimes ECTS credits granted by your university
  • easier entrance in the job market
  • influencing EU policy makers in area of education
  • offers through ESNcard - discounts, prizes
  • new friends from around the world