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De Krook Bibliotheek: A Library For All Of Us

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There is a new building in Gent that stands out among the rest, perhaps as obviously as I feel I stand out as an American in a crowd of Gentenaars! Sitting in the shadows of the famous stone Gothic towers, its glass and dark metal shines within the city’s skyline

Finding and Registering for Basic Schools in Gent

ISG Building

As mentioned in our previous post, About Basic Education (Basisonderwijs) in Gent, new residents in Belgium must enroll their school-aged children in school within sixty days of completing their national registration. This article describes how to find and enroll in Pre-Primary and Primary schools in Gent. Factors Expat Families Consider when

About Basic Education (Basisonderwijs) in Gent

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Photo courtesy of the International School Ghent. For expats with children, finding and enrolling in schools is one of the highest priorities when arriving in Gent. Not only is it a personal priority, it is also a legal requirement. New residents in Belgium must enroll their children (from age 6 until

How to find a babysitter in Ghent

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Making the decision to move abroad as an expat, the moving itself and finally the settling in a foreign community can be a daunting experience. Moreover, if you’re an expat with children, having a family to take care of makes it even harder. Eventually you will need a babysitter. Facebook and

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