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A Guide To Homeschooling In Belgium

Posted on Thursday November 02, 2017 (09:11:13)

Setting up a life in a new country is no easy task. There are several considerations to keep in mind such as finding accommodation, picking up a new language, enrolling in healthcare and finding cost-effective and efficient ways to commute to work. Expats with children must also take into consideration the education of their young ones.   more ...

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9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Brussels As Your Next Expat Home

Posted on Thursday September 07, 2017 (09:53:53)

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is also known as the Capital of Europe as it is the administrative center of the European Union. Growing from a tiny rural settlement along the river Senne, Brussels has now become a vital destination in Europe.   more ...

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Belgium - Recommended Expat Blogs

Posted on Tuesday June 20, 2017 (14:50:39)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Belgium and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Why Young Expats Are Choosing Belgium As Their Favourite Destination

Posted on Wednesday May 31, 2017 (12:39:43)
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So much of what we write on this site relates to exotic, far -flung places. We debate the merits of Costa Rica’s beaches, the nightlife of Singapore and how to get ahead in Hong Kong’s bustling business world.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Schools In Brussels

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017 (14:30:55)
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As an expat living in Brussels, you will have a wide range of choices when it comes to your children’s schooling options. Choosing the right school can make a world of difference in the experience that you and your family have living abroad, and luckily being the cosmopolitan centre that it is, Brussels has something for everyone. Many expats move to Brussels to take up positions at one of the numerous European and global organisations that have headquarters here, which means that a number of schools have been established to meet the needs of a diverse range of people.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To The Neighbourhoods Of Brussels

Posted on Monday April 03, 2017 (14:10:11)
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Belgium’s cosmopolitan capital is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, interesting and vibrant places across the globe. Famous for its chocolate, diamonds, beer, waffles and frites (avoid calling them French Fries or you may offend the locals), Brussels has become the center of political, cultural and international activities in Europe.

This dynamic city has a lot to offer, in terms of things to learn about, see and do, for people of all ages and nationalities. It is home to more than 90 EU institutions, UNESCO World Heritage sites, museums, architectural spots, and recreational parks. You will also find a huge variety of bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants all over town.   more ...

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Where To Find The Best Fries In Brussels

Posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017 (14:36:25)
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The humble frit is as steeped in history as it is in oil and fat, with tales of the origins of Belgian fries stretching back to the 17th century. As the story goes, it all begins during the harsh winters in areas surrounding the river Meuse in the southern part of the country. When the river froze over, locals were not able to catch their usual fare of small fish and in stead took to cutting potatoes into the shape of fish and frying them - and so began one of Belgium’s rich culinary traditions.   more ...

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Belgian Festivals To Keep You Busy In 2017

Posted on Wednesday March 01, 2017 (14:30:30)
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Belgium is a little country that packs a lot of punch when it comes to the world of festivals and events. With an impressive array of options ranging from film to food, from music to the downright quirky (dragon slaying or a bathtub regatta, anyone?), there truly is something for everyone.

As well as having a good time, attending these kinds of events is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Belgian culture, get to know the character of different regions and explore new parts of the country.   more ...

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Belgium - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Monday January 23, 2017 (17:47:07)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Belgium and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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A Guide For Expats Moving To Belgium

Posted on Friday January 06, 2017 (17:16:04)
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There's also a lot of culture, history and art in Belgium so there is always something to do, with lots of festivals, theatres and museums. Let’s not forget the country is also renowned for its chocolate and beer.

While English is widely spoken, expats need to appreciate that there are two official languages; Dutch is spoken by 60% of the population while 40% speak French. German is also spoken by a small minority of people who are located on the German border.   more ...