Expat Guide to Living in Belgium
Whether you're already living in Belgium or preparing to move to Belgium, our Expat Guide to Living in Belgium offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Belgium. For answers to specific questions, visit our Belgium Forum to talk with expats in Belgium.
If you're moving to Belgium, this is a must-read guide to help you get started in your planning -- it covers international schools, healthcare in Belgium, jobs, real estate and cost of living.
If you're moving to Belgium, understanding the healthcare system is essential. This article covers public healthcare, private healthcare, hospitals, English-speaking doctors in Belgium, prescription medications and medical emergencies.
There are many international schools in Brussels for families moving there to consider. We offer an overview of a number of them and share parents' experiences at those schools.
Should you drive or take public transportation in Brussels? Do you think that rental prices in Bruge are affordable or very expensive? Read the article to get the answers to these questions and other tips about living in Belgium.
Authors of the book "Retiring in Belgium - a Guide for Expats," moved to Belgium for work and decided to remain in Brussels for retirement. They enjoy the international nature of Brussels, quality health care, wonderful cuisine and friends.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Belgium handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Belgium by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Belgium - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Belgium by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Belgium Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Belgium? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Belgium? Below are some of the responses from expats in Belgium:
Reviews of Schools in Belgium
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Belgium. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Belgium:
Submit an International School Review
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Belgium. If you are already living in Belgium, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Retiring in Belgium Reports
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Belgium, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Belgium:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Belgium Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Belgium? Below are some of the reports from expats in Belgium:
Working in Belgium Reports
What's it like to find a job in Belgium? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Belgium? Below are some of the reports from expats in Belgium:
Submit a Working Abroad Report