Expat Guide to Living in Brussels
Whether you're already living in Brussels or preparing to move to Brussels, our Expat Guide to Living in Belgium offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Brussels. For answers to specific questions, visit our Belgium Forum to talk with expats in Brussels.
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.
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 Brussels handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Brussels by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Brussels - work? family? socializing? 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 Brussels by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Brussels Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Brussels? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Brussels? Below are some of the responses from expats in Brussels:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Brussels
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Brussels. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Brussels:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Brussels. If you are already living in Brussels, 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 Brussels 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 Brussels, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Brussels:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Brussels Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Brussels? Below are some of the reports from expats in Brussels:
Working in Brussels Reports
What's it like to find a job in Brussels? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Brussels? Below are some of the reports from expats in Brussels:
Submit a Working Abroad Report