One of the good things about Designers Against AIDS is that the education center is situated in Deurne. I already told you that I don't live in Antwerp, which means I get to experience every way to move around here and I'm the ideal person to tell you what it's like. I can also tell you that Designers Against AIDS is only one short tram ride away from the center of Antwerp. So while you're volunteering here, there's no excuse not to visit it!
The education center is next to an amazing park with many different kinds of trees and birds. When you step outside the building, you can either go right towards the park or you can go left. When you choose left, you'll reach the Cogelsplein in two minutes. There are 3 buses and a tram, all able to take you to the gorgeous station of Antwerp. From there, you can go everywhere you like! Take a train to another city in Belgium... or you can just stay in Antwerp and have a mind-blowing experience here!
People often ask me ‘Why on EARTH did you go to study in Antwerp, while you could have gone to Ghent - the city of students?' Well, when I first arrived in Antwerp, I immediately knew the answer: there's a different kind of athmosphere here. Oh, and everything/everyone is fashionable. Antwerp really is the city of hipsters. Coffee bars are scattered all around the place, with all kinds of weird but delicious coffees. Almost every trend from around the world will show up in Antwerp too and there are so many cultures you can enjoy. I've been studying in Antwerp for 3 years now and I'm still discovering new stores and restaurants in a radius of 300 metres around my college.
There's only so much I can say to convince you, so why don't you come and see for yourself? Designers Against AIDS offers a place to stay, not to mention the amazing experience you get by volunteering here. I promise that you won't regret it!