ESN Åbo Akademi (or ESN ÅA) is the official ESN section of Åbo Akademi University, the only Swedish-speaking University in Finland. Åbo Akademi University has every year over 200 exchange students and hundreds of international students and researchers. The international students reach over 10% of the total amount of students in the university which makes Åbo Akademi University the most international university in Finland.

ESN ÅA joined ESN in 1994, and is the second oldest ESN section in Finland. The section has been, since it was founded, very active on all levels: Local, National and International, having had several National Representatives and also board members in the ESN International board.

ESN ÅA works to promote the Finnish culture for international students and to promote exchange to local students. The section organizes trips, local event, sport and cultural events, etc. Our sections own events includes ESN movie nights, usually every second Sunday, as well as our flagship event; a trip to Åland. Most events are organized in cooperation with the other ESN sections in Turku. For more info, befriend Aura and like our FB page.

In Åbo/Turku there are, except ESN ÅA, also two other ESN sections: ESN IAC and ESN Uni Turku. Together with ESN ÅA they form the unofficial ESN Turku - Åbo, which organizes all bigger ESN events in the city. Find the unofficial ESN Turku-Åbo group on Facebook. Here you have the opportunity to find friends, helpful information about the city as well as information about all the event organized by all three sections. Don’t worry if you don’t know which section you belong to, everyone is welcome to our events.