3/25/2017 17:28 EST
Flemish people are known to be very welcoming to foreign people, especially families.
Your daughter can be admitted into a Flemish school, but the principal (the head) of the school decides in which year group and which stream she can enter, based on prior knowledge. Therefore, it is important that you check out a few schools, as every school decides how to best approach the integration of a 15 year old, new student.
In Belgium, the BAC does not exist:
students who pass their term exams, will automatically obtain a diploma that gives them access to a European university. Belgian universities require a pass grade, other universities (in Germany, France, Austria) may require a higher average result over all subjects.
My daughter had to learn German from scratch, at the age of 15, and became fluent in it after only 12 months - she is now studying in Cambridge, partly because this experience was proof of her academic ability and perseverance.
The international schools in Brussels are expensive, and may not have space for a 15 year old. There are no French schools in the Flemish region (by law), but your daughter will have compulsory French lessons in school. Wednesday afternoons are free, and your daughter will be able to follow art, music, dance, sport lessons.
I hope this information helps!
Wishing you all the best!
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