What is ESN Lappeenranta?

ESN Lappeenranta is the local section of ESN in Lappeenranta, and we care about exchange students. However, every LUT University and LAB University of Applied Sciences student can join us. We are a separate registered juridical body with our local board and officers.

We are part of the vast Erasmus Student Network, found in 16 universities in Finland and 39 countries across Europe! Every country has a national board, and there is an international board. ESN works under the principle of students helping students.

ESN Lappeenranta organizes many events and free-time activities, and everyone’s invited! These activities include trips, parties, cultural exchanges, and other events. There will for sure be something for everyone. Our primary mission is to develop exchange student experiences, improve integration locally, and provide the best possible exchange periods for students in Lappeenranta, introducing them to Finnish culture, food, and traditions.

We aim to make your time in Lappeenranta as fun and memorable as possible!

Anyone who studies in Lappeenranta or Lahti can join ESN Lappeenranta, and the membership is only 12€ a year. Our membership card gives you access to all the discounts offered by our section, ESN, and our European partners!

The board of the 2024 year

Board members are legally responsible for the organization’s life and activities. Usually, board members are previous officers who contributed to the organization and went voluntarily to the next level through voting at the organization’s annual meeting.

Ryan CoombesPresident & Fresher Captain (2023/24)
Karoliina AaltonenVice-President
Veeti AlataloTreasurer
Maksim VakulenkoLocal Representative
Danil VodolazskiiTrip Manager
Art MerikotkaProject Manager
Susanna CastrénCommunications Manager

Officers of the Autumn 2024

Officers are the board’s helpers in specific areas of responsibility. After submitting a formal application, officers are elected to the position at the board meeting.

Katriin VannikHarassment Contact Person
Ahmmed Zarif MehzaHarassment Contact Person and Communication Officer
Lars KühnisHost and Fresher Captain
Niilo TukiaHost
Art MerikotkaWebmaster and Sauna Master
Ville SalorantaWebmaster
Joel RuotsalainenSauna Master
Ali AkinciSports Officer
Chowdhury Fazleh Rabbi RafatGuildroom Manager
Alexandru-Bogdan LocoveiPaparazzi
vacant positionSki master

Legal documents

The Statute of ESN Lappeenranta ry in English: Download.

The Statute of ESN Lappeenranta ry in Finnish: Download.

General and Additional General meetings of ESN Lappeenranta ry

The Spring General Meeting is to be held before the end of June. This meeting aims to present a financial report and audit of the previous period.

The Autumn General Meeting, which will be held by 14 December at the latest, is mainly to elect the following year’s board.

The board may call an additional general meeting when it deems it necessary. The purpose of the meeting, for example, might be to elect a new board member in an urgent situation.