Are you an internationally minded student who enjoys getting to know fellow students in an open international atmosphere? Do you think you got what it takes to provide international students with yet another fantastic semester? Then ESN is looking for you! Do you like organizing activities and love the international atmosphere? ESN is looking for new active members! Do you want more information?Contact us or fill in the signup form below. We may also have an upcoming event, you are welcome to join.

What’s in it for you?

  • Develop your proactive side and put your ideas into action

  • Travel around and experience Iceland as an international student

  • Attend international ESN meetings

  • Make friends from all over the world

  • A great addition onto your CV for your future

What you would do for ESN?

  • Assist international students get settled in Iceland

  • Network, network, and some more networking!

  • Participate in one of the committees

  • & many other ideas, which are up to you!

If you are interested, we do prefer the following qualities:

  • A motivated individual who will take initiative

  • Has a good grip on the English language

  • Willing to participate in weekly meetings

  • Cooperative and willing to work in a team

The time has come for our board to pass the torch on to the next generation of ESNers. We hereby open the call for applications to hold a board position in the academic year 2015-2016.


The procedure for electing a board position is as follows. Please send your application to by October 1st, 23:59. Include in your application your full name, your current occupation (e.g., studies) and what position you are applying for. Applicants will have the opportunity to present their application at the National Platform, on 3rd of october. The election will take place on this day. All active members have the right to vote.


Those unable to be present at the NP can present their candidacy via Skype and/or include a motivational letter to be disseminated at the National Platform.


Please do not hesitate to contact for any further questions.

National representative

The National representative (NR) represents ESN Iceland towards the ESN International level.

Such representation includes, but is not limited to,

  • attending at least two Council of National Representatives meetings

  • attending the Annual General Meeting which will take place in Ankara, Turkey 2015

  • actively promoting ESN International projects and events to the local and national level

  • keeping contact with the Icelandic National Agency

The NR maintains


  • Manage the work of the National board
  • Prepare the board meetings
  • Prepare the National Platforms
  • Internal representation of ESN Iceland
  • Maintaining relationships with international relation offices and national agencies

The president maintains


Manage ESN Iceland’s bank account and take care of ESN Iceland’s finances

  • Board reimbursements

  • Deal with financial part of partner negotiations, if relevant

  • Regular updates on the financial status during board meetings



Perfect for someone with an international background and good networking skills

Social committee chair

The Social committee chair is responsible for leading the organisation of social activities in central Reykjavik. Examples of such activities include the

The Social committee chair maintains  and administrates the ESN Súper Snilld Knitting Club.


Perfect for someone who loves meeting new people and making friends from all over the world.

Adventures committee chair

The Adventures committee chair is responsible for leading the organisation of outdoor activities in the vast landscapes of Iceland, such as

  • River rafting in Jökulsá Eystri, pictures here

  • Þórsmörk hike, pictures here and here

  • Akureyri ski trip, pictures here

The Adventures committee chair maintains and administrates ESN Travelers Club Iceland


Perfect for a lover of nature and traveling, experience with hiking is a plus.

Partnerships committee chair

Initiate new and maintain old partnerships with commercial and non-commercial partners, such as

  • Telecommunications companies

  • Car rental companies


  • Restaurants

  • And more

The Partnerships committee chair is responsible for keeping information updated on where a full list of our current partners can be found.

The partnerships committee chair maintains


Perfect for a great negotiator or someone motivated to become a great negotiator.

Communication committee chair

Be the voice of ESN Iceland in social media and manage our communication channels, such as our:

  • Facebook page - Posting interesting links and answering questions from exchange students received through the page. Although our page has only 1.8k likes, our most popular post to date reached 18.000 people.

  • ESN Page - Post small news briefs on events or projects

  • Survival guide - Practical information for incoming international students

  • Twitter page - Post about what the board is up to on local events and abroad

  • Instagram page - Take and post pictures from events to share with our students

  • Occasionally sending out news briefs to local media

  • Be the voice of Reykja Viktor and maintain his facebook page


The Communication committee chair maintains and administrates the ESN Photography Club Iceland.


Perfect for a friendly, social person with good writing skills and a strong grasp of English.

IT committee chair

The IT committee is in charge of all technical aspects of our organisation, including administering, assist with buddy pairing and managing our growing directory of documents and media images.

The IT committee chair maintains

Perfect for someone with good technical skills willing to put his knowledge to use for a greater cause.


Project Manager

  • Responsible for overseeing internal and external projects in ESN Iceland
  • Ensure all activites are registered
  • Contact relevant stakeholders in promoting the projects
  • Provide guidance and training to sections on projects