Internationally minded organisations at Ghent University
The European Law Association (ELSA) is the world's largest independent,
non-political and non-profit law students' association with 69 000 members
present in 43 European countries.
Facebook: ELSA Gent
IAAS is THE association for life science students. We have internships, global projects, world congresses, conferences, seminars, exchange weeks but most importantly we have our #familIAAS.
Impact the global world through acting locally. Our global projects aim to improve sustainability, diversity, inequality and the global food crisis.
Gain work experience through our exchange program, our internship program. Work in an agricultural company with a CERES internship. Internships in companies, universities or research facilities are ARCHIMEDES internships. With LIBERTAS you can be an intern at an NGO or other socially tinted organisation.
Hone your skills with our soft skill trainings by certified trainers. Learn all about leadership, fundraising, active listening, event managing, teamwork, pitching etc.
Join a board and use these gained soft skills to climb up the ranks in IAAS. Dare to be a leader!
There is the world congress, the directors meetings, the subregional meetings, seminars, congresses, and conferences all around the world you can join. Meet your fellow IAAS'ers and discover the world in a totally different way. Visit companies/universities/institutes, gain cultural knowledge and expand your worldwide network! You'll gain a huge family we like to call #FamilIAAS.
Think globally, act locally and GO FURTHER, GO IAAS.
Facebook: IAAS Ghent
CHISAG is an organisation of Chinese students and scholars in Ghent which helps their integration and support their work, study and spare time entertainment.
Every year we welcome new-coming Chinese students and scholars, organise galas during Chinese festivals, and cooperate with other associations for cross-cultural activities.
AIESEC is the biggest youth organization worldwide. We provide opportunities for young people to develop their leadership skills through cross-cultural exchanges. Our offers in exchange include paid and volunteer internships.
Facebook: AIESEC in Belgium
ESN is the biggest international student organization with 555 sections across the world. We strive to help all international students feel welcome in Ghent during their exchange.
We organise 2 to 3 events per week for all international students. These events can be cultural, social, sports, trips, parties, etc. This way everyone can find something they like. We also help international students with questions they might have about finding their way at university/college, in the city,... through our buddy system.
LinkedIn: Erasmus Student Network Gent
IndoSAG stands for Indonesian Student Association in Ghent. IndoSAG is a place where all Indonesia students gather, share information, develop their international experiences, and learn organizational skills. We have many activities to support this goal. Ranging from academic skill events, cultural trips to other fun events.
Tomo no Kai is a student association of Japanologists, aiming for a cultural exchange between Japanese and Belgian students.
On one hand, we strongly aim to promote the Japanese culture to our members through a diverse amount of events. On the other hand, we help to accommodate Japanese exchange students as well as promoting the Belgian culture to visiting students.
Facebook: Tnok Gent
VINASAG (Vietnamese Student Association in Ghent) is a place for Vietnamese students and others, who are curious about Vietnamese culture. VINASAG aims to support Vietnamese students in both academic and social life, and promote Vietnamese culture. To this end, various events including sports, cultural and knowledge sharing activities have been organised.
Umoja is a student association for students with African roots, other students with migration backgrounds, or simply students interested in the African continent and its economy. They are a very young union, but nevertheless very promising.
IFSA Ghent is a local committee of the International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA).
IFSA's goal is to enrich the education of students in forest and nature-related fields and to enable the development of global perspectives. IFSA Ghent contributes to this by organizing local events such as lectures, discussion evenings, movie nights, and guided walks in nature... and encouraging members to participate in international IFSA activities and conferences.