Date: 2018-01-11 03:55
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Luckily, because of the huge international community in Belgium, just about every nation is well represented here. Most countries have social groups, and, whether or not they are actually affiliated, your embassy should be able to point you in the right direction.
While one of the best things about being an expat is exposing yourself to new cultures, sometimes all you want is someone who understands your obscure cultural references (Raise your hand if you loved the Beachcombers ).
Belgium’s green parties – Ecolo and Groen – have officially launched a research project into the possibility of staging a second car-free day in Brussels.
One of the fastest ways to meet people is to sign up for a class. It can also be a great tool to help you integrate into your new home country. Brush up on your French or Dutch so you can speak with your neighbours, or take a cooking class to learn more about Belgian cuisine. (Chocolate making anyone?)
You can pay for our guides in Pounds Sterling (£ ), Euros (&euro ) and US Dollars ($) though the payment methods available vary between currencies.
If walking into a room full of strangers and striking up a conversation doesn’t make you start to hyperventilate (like it does me) Brussels has plenty of networking opportunities. In addition to general meet-and-greets, there are a variety of networking events based around different themes, from food to technology. New people are always joining, so you never have to feel like the odd person out.
The Expat Info Desk expat guide to living in Brussels contains detailed information about popular living areas in and around Brussels. We identify popular expat living venues to suit your lifestyle and budget and present detailed information about the surrounding infrastructure, schools, educational facilities and other local amenities.
Expats can find Brussels a little schizophrenic at first. From the confusing scatter of different languages from around Europe and the world, spoken at any time around the city to the often weird traffic rules and the dual language (French/Dutch) names of most neighborhoods, street-signs, squares and train stations -- just about everything, including the extremely variable weather, is bewildering. Our relocation guide can make everything just that little bit simpler, so that you can navigate the infrastructure with confidence and enjoy the leisure and entertainment opportunities on offer.