Hestia – A home away from home
Hestia Student Lounge is located just a hop away from the main entrance of the
campus in Leeuwarden and consists of two houses. Since the lounge was opened in
2002 students can visit the facilities daily from 11:00 AM till 06:00 PM to study, relax,
socialise or meet with their study groups. Coffee, tea and free WiFi is always available.
Students are also welcome to realise their own public event ideas such as dinners or
even their private birthday party. The idea is to provide ‘a home away from home’ for
Dutch and international students within an intercultural atmosphere.www.hestialounge.nl
SIFE stands for Students in Free Enterprise and it is a global non-profit organisation
which is active in more than 40 countries. SIFE teams are working in partnership with
business and academic leaders and the teams are established within universities. The
SIFE teams are led by faculty advisors and they are challenged to develop community
outreach projects that reach SIFE’s five project criteria.http://www.stenden-sife.nl
Whilst you have come to study, you must not ignore your social life. The Foreign
Relations Committee (FREC) provides a social programme especially for exchange
and Grand Tour students with weekend trips, parties, sports events, dinners etc. FREC
wants to support the exchange and Grand Tour students in particular, from the day of
arrival until the day of departure.
Expect is a Group of people who organise activities with an extra layer. You can
join this group to do workshops, a holiday-volunteer market, social projects, acting
activities, journeys and other cultural and ideological activities.
All students in Leeuwarden are welcome, you don’t have to pay contribution or apply
You can join most activities for free, sometimes you have to pay a small contribution.
Leeuwarden Studie stad
Leeuwarden Studiestad is an organisation especially for students. The main goal of this
organisation is to make Leeuwarden the best student city of the Netherlands.
They organise activities and events for students with the purpose to make the city
vibrant and alive. Besides the promotion of Leeuwarden as a student city, they sell the
sports card. With this card students can choose from a huge number of sports for a
very low price.