Hello and greetings from Oostende Belgium. I have been enjoying my time here for the last 3 months now and I can say that there hasn’t been many dull moments.
I’m studying here at Vives University college. All of my courses are with local students so I am hearing a lot of flemish language. Construction engineering has only been taught here for three years. Because of that I feel like this school isn’t quite ready yet for exchange students. So from a professional aspect this exchange hasn’t been as fulfilling as i might have hoped.
However this has not been bothering me so much because everything else has been great. I have traveled a lot with the other exchange students. So far I have visited Brussels, Gent, Bruges, Luxembourg, Dortmund, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. I have also made plans for visiting Morocco (Marrakech and Fez), London and Antwerpen. This huge amount of travelling is possible mainly because it is really cheap to travel in here (train ticket from west coast to eastern part of Belgium costs only 5 euros). Also the beer is really great in here which is important of course :). The rest of my spare time I have been using by going to the gym and hanging out with my classmate from Finland.