Hello all! I can’t believe the second week of this program has already passed. This past week was a wonderful one, full of exploring new places in Brussels and beyond. On Tuesday, my classmates and I toured the headquarters of the Council of the European Union, also known simply as the Council. It was a wonderful learning experience, and I admired the impressive and creative architecture of the EU buildings! After touring, a few classmates and I relaxed in a beautiful park called Parc du Cinquantenaire.
After attending class Monday through Wednesday, with Wednesday being the longest day – from 9 AM until 6 PM (or, 18:00), I am fortunate enough to have Thursdays and Fridays off to relax and travel. This past Friday, my friend and I traveled to Ghent, Belgium for the day. Ghent is a beautiful, historical town, and we greatly enjoyed exploring it.
On Saturday, my class as a whole traveled to Bruges, Belgium and absolutely enjoyed our day. Before traveling there, we watched In Bruges, a Golden Globe winning film! Bruges is the most magical, fairytale-esque town I’ve ever traveled to. I climbed up the bell tower with my friends and gazed at the beautiful view of the city from the top. We took a guided boat tour through the canals, ate omelettes, and I snapped some portraits of friends.
Always feeling thankful to be here. Until next entry!