Money talk for Erasmus students: Less is more in Antwerp
Hi there new kid in town! And welcome to what soon will be your second home: Antwerp! We are STAN, the organisation for students in Antwerp, and we would love to guide you in your first steps in our beautiful city. On today’s guiding-list: How to get the most out of your Erasmus experience in Antwerp by spending the least?
Belgians and their bikes
Bye bye Hotel Mama, welcome ‘op kot’
Good food, good mood
Every week is Fashion Week
Besides diamonds and ‘bollekes’ (trust me, you will soon get to know them), Antwerp is known as the fashion city of Belgium. From Dries Van Nooten and Dirk Van Saene to Walter van Beirendonck: we’ve got something for every taste. Want to stay hip and trendy without making your wallet cry? Make the world your catwalk with some new ‘old’ clothes! That’s right, slow fashion is the name of the game in this city. Vintage clothing is timeless, sunstainable and budget-friendly. Luckily, Antwerp is simply bursting with trendy second-hand shops. We’ll give you the down-low on where to find your next outfit.
Studying among rare museum pieces
Remarkable grades require remarkable study spaces. Luckily, you have chosen Antwerp for your studies. It’s bursting with exceptional study spaces, thanks to STAN’s very own STUDY360 event. During the exam period (May-June) also called ‘de blok‘, companies, shops and musea spread throughout Antwerp open their doors and treat students with free and unique locations to study for their finals. Enjoy the view on the top floor of MAS or study between rare museum pieces in the Notenboomzaal. The WiFi and coffee is on us! Good luck!
Let Antwerp entertain you
To quote Robbie: “let me entertain you“. If there’s one thing STAN knows how to do, it’s helping students discover the full potential of living in Antwerp . Spring time is around the corner, COVID measures are easing up. In other words: you’ve come at the perfect time to explore Antwerp’s student life to the fullest! Thanks to ESN, the student association for Erasmus students, you’ll make the best friends at the best parties and activities in town. Make sure to also drop by the student association of your faculty, they’re very welcoming!
Would you rather curling up with a nice blanket and read? Then check out STAN’s brand new Student Magazine. Taste the best of Antwerp’s student life, get invested in interesting stories, and feel right at home in the city. Pick up your free copy at our bustling headquarters GATE15