There is a moment as an IMFSE student, where you have to answer an important question: where are you going for your first semester? In my case, the answer was very clear. I was going to Gent.
The main reason to choose Gent was that is in the beautiful country of Belgium, which I had the opportunity to visit before hand and simply couldn’t resist loving it. One thing I love is how easy you can travel between cities. For example, you can travel from Gent to Brussels taking only 40 minutes of your time at a reasonable price.
I think that all the IMFSE students enjoy to discover new places and to experience new things, that is why Belgium is so perfect. In between your classes and study schedules you can save dates to travel inside Belgium or even dare to go further and travel to France, Germany, Netherlands and Luxemburg, they’re really close and tickets (by bus, plane or train) are not that expensive if you plan your trip with time.
In my case, I’m trying to make a 1 day trip inside Belgium every 2 or 3 weeks, as I believe is important to find a balance between study time and the recreational time. Next week I’ll share with you one of my previous travel experiences in this lovely country.
Oh! by the way, here is a really useful link if you want to know more about ticket prices in case you want to come and visit and also a picture with the location of Belgium in the map. Now, can you see why I think it’s convenient for finding the balance between studies and travel?