International and Exchange Student Society

IESS tries to make Edinburgh feel like home for all students, especially from abroad or on exchange. Come join us as we travel Scotland, chill in Edinburgh, connect with others students and more!


  • International and Exchange Student Society Student Membership£1.00
  • International and Exchange Student Society Non-Student Membership£1.00

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Hello and welcome to our page!

We're the International and Exchange Students Society (previously Edinburgh Exchange 360 and International Student Center). It's a social and support society for all Edinburgh University students, especially overseas students, those thinking of or on exchange or who just want to explore Scotland and meet people from around the world.
We organize many fun events throughout the year – balls, parties and holidays – but also regular meetups and informative talks. We try to build a community where everyone feels at home and comfortable even in this new environment. Our trips to the Scottish Highlands and beyond are our most popular item and frequently sell out! With hundreds of students regularly involved, it’s a perfect way to meet new people and make the most of the incredible international community in Edinburgh.
We've been around since 1995, ensuring a safe space for all students to belong to and supporting the needs of international students. Exchange 360 was founded in 2005 as a separate society, but with our merging, we're THE group to follow for the best global and worldly events!
If all of this sounds good and you want to get even more involved with us, why don't you sign up as a trip or lounge volunteer? Not only do you get the chance to meet other likeminded students from different, interesting backgrounds, you also get official recognition by the university's Edinburgh Award scheme and benefits for society-related events!
Last but not least, please do contact us if you have any questions, ideas to improve or want to collaborate! We're reachable by our email or by the links below.
So what are you waiting for? Join Now! 
For more information, check out our social media and website:

Official website

Official facebook page 

 Facebook community group




It takes quite a team to run such a big operation! Here are our committee members:
President: Victoria Pi
Vice President: Michiko Nicole Cruz
Secretary: Alex Cheng
Treasurer: Ivana Paulusova
Events Coordinator: Cato Vandendriessche
Trips Coordinators: Thomas Dalhuisen & Anna Singh
Marketing Coordinator: Junho Koh
ESN Coordinator: Karen Leung
Volunteer Coordinator: Marcin Maniak
ESN Coordinator
Karen Leung
Event Coordinator
Cato Vandendriessche
Michiko Nicole Cruz
Victoria Pi
Daniel Pokras
Swee Lynn Chan
Alex Cheng
Michiko Nicole Cruz
Ivana Paulusova
Trips Co-ordinator
Thomas Dalhuisen
Vice President
Michiko Nicole Cruz
Volunteers Coordinator
Anni Türkson