About us

We're both a section of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and a department of the students' union of the technical university (HTU). We are thus ESN TU Graz and the department of international affairs of the HTU TU Graz.
ESN is an international student network that works towards improving student mobility, represents the needs of erasmus students towards various organizations, governments, etc., and takes care of erasmus students on a local level. ESN provides services to 150 000 students and it is present in 34 countries and 258 higher education institutions. If you're interested in knowing more about ESN, or maybe joining the ESN section of your hometown or creating one of your own have a look at www.esn.org!
The HTU is the Hochschülerschaft der Technischen Universität Graz - which means that it's the local branch of Austria's students' union. The students union is the legal representative body of all austrian students - which also includes you as an exchange student. On a university level it is devided into several departments, on of which is the department of international affairs - and that's us.
Since the goals of the two organizations are so similar they're united into one and the same thing at our university (this is not the case at all austrian universities).
We are not affiliated to ESN Uni Graz/department of international affairs of the ÖH of the University of Graz which is the equivalent organization of the Karl Franzens University (KFU). We do however work together with them and plan all of our activities together.
We are also not the "office of international affairs of the TU Graz" (even though the difference in writing is subtle, this is a different organization). That is the office that you dealt with at your arrival, it's the office of the TU Graz itself that's concerned with exchange students. We do of course cooperate with them, but we're otherwise not affiliated to them.
We're organizing journeys, other activities and parties for exchange students in Graz, and we participate in activities of ESN on an international level to foster the erasmus experience. For example, every year we join the annual general meeting of ESN where all decisions about the future of ESN are decided.
Our team consists of motivated students, so we're doing our work on a voluntary basis without any payment.
Our office is located in Rechbauerstraße 12. This is the office of ESN TU Graz, not ESN Uni Graz.