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What is ESN Trondheim?

ESN Trondheim is a volunteer non-profit, non-governmental and non-religious organization.  ESN Trondheim's main goal is the integration of exchange students into Norwegian life and Trondheim. It is run by volunteer students in Trondheim.
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Events and parties

We organize events and parties throughout the year so that you can get to know other exchange students, discover Trondheim and the rest of Norway, as well as some of Norway's customs and traditions.
Past events include ski weekends (for example in Åre, Sweden or Vassfjellet, just outside Trondheim), trips to Lofoten, Geiranger, Røros, cabin trips, a visit of Nidar's chocolate factory, international dinners (a potluck dinner with specialities from different countries), SeaBattle, a surfing trip by the west coast, barbecues by the lake and huge parties in the clubs of Trondheim. For an overview of our annual events look here.

For an overview of upcoming events, you can have a look at our calendar. We continually update the calendar during the semester, allthough it may not be up to date 100% of the time. We also recommend that you follow our Facebook page, as the information on Facebook is always up to date and all events will always be posted there.

Buddy programme

ESN Trondheim also take care of the buddy programme.  The purpose of the buddy programme is to assist international students in Trondheim with integration in the Norwegian student life. The buddy on his side, get the opportunity to practice a foreign language, get acquainted with different cultures and get involved in the international community in Trondheim. You can read more about the buddy programme over at the Buddy Programme page. You can also sign up for the programme there.

Information about buddy events will be posted on our Facebook page.

Answering your questions

If you have questions about Norway, Trondheim, NTNU or anything else, talk to us during one of the events, check the FAQ page or use the online contact form.

More on our association

We are part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), a non-profit international student organisation that represents international students, with 513 local sections (such as us) in 44 countries all over Europe and a total of about 15000 volunteers (as of November 2023). You can read more here and at for more information.