Today the university of Ghent had organised an 'open house day'. As I would love to study in Belgium it was the perfect opportunity to get an idea of how things work over there. Together with my father, this probably was the first serious father-daughter trip we ever made, I visited the faculty of Arts and Philosophy (quite a misleading name since most of the studies are based on languages). We attented a lecture on Oriental Languages and Cultures. It all sounded terribly exciting(!) and afterwards I felt like this was a serious candidate in the race for finding the right study pour moi. As it's name suggests it is all about oriental languages and cultures. You are supposed to choose two oriental languages (i.e. Arabic, Hebrew, Akkadian, Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese and/or Hindi)and then you thuroughly study them, along with the cultures that go with the languages of your choice. So if you were to choose Arabic and Hebrew, and quelle surprise, I intend to do just that, you also study the Islamic and Jewish cultures. On top of that they offer some really interesting minors like economy, journalism, philosophy and political studies. The city itself was magnificent as well, which is very important given I would have to live there. Obviously ;)
Still, I'd like to keep an open mind. Saturday I'm visiting the university of Leuven. Where I'm going to attend lectures on the same study as mentioned above and criminology. And in april I'm going to see what Nijmegen has to offer in terms of history and philosophy. Hopefully after that I'll be informed enough to make the right decision.
*It's all so exciting and I'm really looking forward to september!*