Talk it out!

Talk sessions for international students by students

We aim to create peer support groups by students, for students. In these sessions, we discuss diverse themes and topics that you can relate to. These are based on the requests you send in and would prove most useful to the students. We want to create a safe place where students can share their thoughts and worries, listen to each other, exchange tips, and find comfort in one another.



    Self-confidence is a journey, and you don't have to walk it alone. Join the conversation and connect with others who are also striving for self-assurance. Share your wins, celebrate your strengths, and offer encouragement to those on the same path. Together, we can build each other up and grow in confidence. So, let's start the conversation and take that first step towards a more confident you!

    • Wednesday 08/03 from 19h00 until 20h30 - face2face


    Join the conversation with others who understand what you're going through. Talking about your struggles can be difficult, but sharing your experiences with someone who can relate can help ease the burden of anxiety. Together, we can support and empower each other to overcome any obstacle.

    • Wednesday 22/03 from 19h00 until 20h30 - online

    It's okay not to be okay

    Recognizing and acknowledging your struggles is the first step towards healing. Remember that seeking support is a sign of strength, not weakness. Whether it's talking to a friend or loved one, or taking time for self-care, know that there are resources available to help you through this difficult time. Come to our session and discuss whatever it may be is on your mind. You are not alone; we are here for you.

    • Saturday 08/04 from 19h00 until 20h30 - face2face

    Time management

    We want to prepare you well for the new semester, no better way to do this than the time-management session. This way you can get a head start on planning. Feel free to join us and share your struggles, tips and tricks!

    • Wednesday 19/04 from 19h00 until 20h30 - online


    I want to join a talk session in March!

    I want to join a talk session in April!

    Do you have suggestions for future sessions?

    Be sure to let us know which topics interest you - then we can consider them for future talk sessions.


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    Hello! I’m studying industrial and organizational psychology and am currently in my third year.
    Singing, dancing, drawing and writing are a few of my hobbies.
    Talking to friends and playing games fill up the rest of my free time.

    I’m elated to be a part of the talk sessions, to get to know each other and to give each other that much needed attention and connection we’ve been missing all throughout this pandemic.
    Above all I’m excited to hear your stories and help create a safe space to engage in healthy discussions. Hope to see you soon!



    Hello everyone, my name is Kosta. I am correctly studying Clinical psychology at Ghent University. During the years I was always fascinated by psychology and the magnetism of this science. I have a keen interest in learning more and devoting my time to a better, greater understanding of human behavior, its functions, motivational factors, and ways of expression. It is fascinating to interact with individuals from different cultures, from all over the world, to learn about the variety of personal values and behavioral expressions.
    I am excited to take part in the Talk Session initiative of UGent and hear and share stories with all of you!


    Student counselling office