posted by in Ghent forum
I've been in Gent for about 7 months and I found the best way for meeting people is through the Dutch language classes. Everyone there is new and looking for friends too! Most usually speak English as well. The next round of classes with Het Perspectief start soon. You can find more information here: http://www.hetperspectief.net/courses-dutch.html
Hope that helps and good luck!