ESN Hannover was founded during the winter semester 2002/03, at that time under the name ISAHannover e.V.(International Student Association). The members are for the most part former exchange students, who –after they went back home, want to support the international students at their home university.
The members of ISA decided to incorporate in the ESN organization in 2005. This allows us to get a network throughout Europe.
To make the support of the international students here in Hanover as ongoing and efficient as possible, the ESN section decided to merge with the Study-Buddy-programme which is organized by the International Office of the Leibniz University in January 2014. While the local buddies get the possibility to gain more intercultural experience, the international students get offered a varied event programme and specific support.