The University of Ghent hosts dozens of foreign researchers, students and professors. Who are these intellectual migrants and how did they get here? What do Ghent and Ghent University signify to them? How do they experience the nomadic life of an academic and what does 'home' mean while being 'abroad'?
‘Being abroad’ tries to capture the stories of academic migration in portraits by photographer Damiano Oldoni – a foreign researcher himself – and interviews with Ghent’s intellectual migrants.