About ESE

Equal Student Exchange (ESE) is a volunteer-based student network which provides free information about student exchange and study overseas opportunities.

Focusing on providing information to students from developing countries, ESE acknowledges the financial and organisational obstacles these students must often come to face. It is the belief of ESE that both universities and students can benefit through international engagement. A more culturally diverse range of international students will contribute to the continued exchange of knowledge, ideas and culture between different universities and countries.

The volunteers of ESE recognize the importance of establishing enduring educational, cultural and professional links through student exchange.

Follow this link for more in-depth information About Us.

Partnerships, Affiliations and Awards

International Student Association of the non-aligned movement (ISANAM) is a student organization for foreign students who are under KNB Scholarship which stands for Kemitraan Negara-negara Berkembang also known as Developing Countries Partnership (www.knb.diknas.go.id). ISANAM caters assistance to KNB Students in every part of Indonesia where they are placed after arriving in Indonesia to pursue post-graduate education. The organization has been assisting students for 14 years now.

ISANAM is created with its chapter in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in the University of Gadjah Mada and has been coordinating with other KNB students in Indonesia where the government sent them for study. 

The current president of the ISANAM (KNB) and good friend of (ESE) is Mr. Ebrima Sarr. For more information about ISANAM-KNB follow this link to the ISANAM website.

Conference of the Developing Countries Scholars and Academics 2012: Yogyakarta-Indonesia, On the 12th -13th September, 2012, Yogyakarta will become the host of the Conference of ‘The Developing Countries Partnership Scholars and Academics 2012'. The theme of the Conference will be Addressing the Challenges of Human Security through “Achieving the MDGs”. The sub-topics include :

  • Food security
  • Economic security
  • Health security
  • Environmental security
  • Personal Security
  • Community Security
  • Political Security

Equal Student Exchange (ESE) supports the values and principles of the ISANAM student association. The partnership between ESE and ISANAM-KNB is built upon the shared beliefs that: 

  1. Students from developing countries should have access to opportunities, equal to those of students from the developed economies.
  2. Students themselves should have take an important role in helping to bridge the disparity of opportunities between developing and developed countries.
  3. This can be done through modest but important steps in providing information about educational and vocational channels for these students.      

Indonesia Nederland Youth Society
The Indonesia Nederland Youth Society (INYS) is a youth-led organization which aims to better connect young Dutch and Indonesians to each other and to Indonesia-related opportunities. The INYS is registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KVK: 58523472) as a Non-Profit Organization (Stichting).

The INYS shares the same vision as the “Indonesia Nederland Society” and is supported by the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The primary goal is to focus on how to improve the relationship between Indonesia and The Netherlands. The INYS aims to better connect young Dutch and Indonesians to each other and to Indonesia-related opportunities.

The INYS seeks improve the relationship between the two countries by connecting the youth to each other and to Indonesia-related opportunities. The organisation creates a platform where students and alumni of Dutch universities can mingle with Indonesian scholars and corporations that focus on Indonesia. By assisting young Dutch and Indonesian students to develop their network and getting them in touch with the professionals in their fields, the INYS creates a society that will seriously benefit the relationship between the two nations.

With the aim of improving the relationship between Indonesia and The Netherlands on many different levels, the INYS assists young Dutch and Indonesians in their development and in their future. The youth is the future; The young Dutch and Indonesians of today are the ones who have to keep the relationship running in the future. This has become one of the primary responsibilities of the Indonesia Nederland Youth Society. After all: “The young Dutch and Indonesians of today, are the leaders of tomorrow”.

Universitas Gadjah Mada, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
On Saturday the 19th of November 2011, Equal Student Exchange (ESE) held an exchange fair in collaboration with Universitas Gadjah Mada's GAMAFEST.

Despite the heavy rain, interest from local students was high and even with the combined efforts of the Equal Student Exchange (ESE) network we still had to work hard to provide information to the hundreds of students who visited our stall throughout the day. 

Special thanks go to our team members from: Australia, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea and Sweden. We are grateful for the information you shared with Indonesian students about study opportunities within your home countries.
For more information about Universitas Gadjah Mada, follow this link to the UGM website. 

On the evening of Thursday the 15th of December 2011, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) celebrated the university's 62nd Anniversary. On this evening, UGM hosted "Malam Penghargaan", the night of appreciation. On this night, the University recognised selected academics, staff and students who had made significant contributions to the University. On that night award recipients included: 13 alumni, 16 students, 14 members of staff, 9 lecturers and 7 researchers. 

Alongside many outstanding individuals, Nicholas Metherall and Equal Student Exchange (ESE) were honored to receive an award for substantial contribution to student activity and the internationalization of Universitas Gadjah Mada. In recognition of ESE's contribution towards promoting UGM at the international level, Nicholas Metherall and the ESE student network were presented with the following award:
The award was presented by the Rektor of UGM Professor. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D.,

Equal Student Exchange (ESE) is grateful to have gained the opportunity to engage in student activities in UGM and also to help provide local Indonesia students with information about the opportunity to study overseas. We hope that we can continue to do so into the future. 

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"Equal Student Exchange" (ESE) - non-profit/grassroots community, is a student network made up of students who want to help make international student exchange a more equal process. We hope to do this by assisting students from developing countries gain access to information and opportunities about studying/vocational experience overseas. Our audience is primarily students who want to study/travel overseas. The information we provide may include advice about: *International Universities, *Costs and fees (travel/living/study), *Procedures for obtaining Visas, *Possible support through scholarships and grants, *General tourism information, *Other study overseas opportunities Programs and conferences overseas. *international conferences Benefits and Opportunities: This is an opportunity to bring local and international students together, make new friends and give students from developing countries the same opportunities that are enjoyed by students from advanced developed countries. The group also encourages international students to contribute back to the university and community which is hosting them.