Foreign students in Belgium
As student union for Language and Area Studies, we come in to a lot of contact with international students. We try to organize some activities with them, like the annual language party with Sinology. KOCO International organizes a lot of activities for internationals every year. You should also check out LOKO, which organizes the legendary International Party in Alma 2.
Foreign student can meet each other in Pangaea, a center that was founded for international students. Specifically for Chinese students, there’s CSAL and for students of Slavistic Studies and Russian students there’s the Center for Russian Studies.
Belgian students wanting to go international
As internationally profiled course, we have a lot of students that go international themselves. The students Slavistic Studies mostly go on Erasmus contracts to Poland and Russia. Students Sinology and Japanology go to their study countries. Students of Arabistic Studies can go to Caïro for half a year to improve their Arabic..
And then there’s also the opportunity to go on Erasmus, closer to home. Most of the time, our students can apply to a scholarship for that too.
For more information: the KU Leuven page.
Are you curious about what staying in another country for your studies is like? Check out our list of blogs @ our links.
Belgian students who have already gone international
For Belgian students who have already been to another country, a Facebook group has been founded. Through this group you can contact other people who have experienced what it is like to live in another country, what’s it like to return home and so on!