Thomas likes to meet new people, new cultures. He wants to travel the world and learn new languages. He was in search of a destination that had a bit of everything. Being a truly global citizen, Belgium was a natural choice.
Founded on tolerance, Belgium is truly welcoming to the numerous international students. Its central position in Europe, its meeting of Latin and Germanic worlds, its multilingualism and its cutting-edge political, social and religious approach to freedoms have helped form its cosmopolitan character, making it a multicultural society.
Belgium is an European country known worldwide for its multiculturalism and is welcoming especially for foreign students. Studying in Belgium means living at the crossroads of major European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam or Berlin, all can be easily reached by train.
Brussels has several student districts. Everything is thought of and designed to make your life easier: shops, restaurants, bars and copy shops are gathered on the same perimeter and within walking distance. The city is extremely friendly. It is very easy to create a circle of friends by starting your studies in Brussels, and to make multiple acquaintances through events, activities, clubs, evenings.
Brussels is one of the greenest capitals in Europe. Many parks and gardens of all sizes run through the different districts of the city. Each of them is unique and has a unique history and architecture. Some parks, such as the Parc de Bruxelles or the Bois de la Cambre, host art and music festivals or sporting events. Thanks to its many green spaces, Brussels has developed a real tradition of aperitifs in the park. Although the atmosphere is student and rather festive, a certain calm, brought by the residential side of the neighborhood, also reigns there.
Studying in Brussels means making sure you surround yourself with students from all over Europe (and elsewhere), hearing all languages spoken and discovering other cultures. Choosing to study in Brussels is a bit like deciding to live an extended Erasmus.
Tram, bus, subway and trains. Transport runs from 6 am to midnight. The Stib (Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles) offers very attractive rates for students under 25 years old. The city has also established a public bicycle network, “Villo”.