Finding a student dorm is at your own responsibility, a couple of tips in a nutshell:
- The International Relations Office of your host institution can help you out with your quest
- Some universities have an accommodation service at their disposal. They can assist you too.
- Don’t hesitate to contact other students who are currently at your future host establishment. You can maybe take over their student dorm. Moreover, contact them to receive useful tips and tricks.
On the website www.diplomatie.belgium.be you can look up travel advice per country. The country info sheets consists out of the following tabs: general security, transport, climate and natural emergencies, health and hygienics, local legislation, practical information etc. Please consult these tabs and pay attention to the recommendations made.
As a visitor, you are subject to the same local laws as the citizens of your host country. Local laws are often violated simply out of ignorance. Consider, for example, the use of alcohol. In Sweden, for instance, you must be at least 20 years old to buy alcoholic beverages. You must also be able to present an identity document to prove this.