New edition of popular Low Countries Studies programme

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(17-02-2014) Low Countries Studies is a post academic acculturation programme for exchange students and other foreign students and researchers who are already studying or working as a researcher at Ghent University and who want to learn more about Flanders, Belgium and the Netherlands. The 19th edition of the programme started on 13 February.

The students are given a broad overview of various aspects of Flemish society (language, art and culture, history, the media, the Flemish landscape, town and country planning, etc ...) and everyday customs in Flanders. All aspects will be dealt with within the broader perspective of Belgium and the Low Countries.

In the past few years the number of registrations for Low Countries Studies has climbed to over 250 students, coming from over 50 different countries all over the world: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Greece, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Vietnam, Zambia.

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