I needed to push myself well beyond my personal boundaries, in order to get out and meet people.Making friends in a new country can be a daunting task, especially for trailing-spouses and stay at home parents.
Either way, you’ll meet like-minded people while doing something you love.
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.
Making lasting friendships is one of the keys to living a successful expat life. In fact, one of our most frequently asked questions is, “how do I meet people in Belgium?
” Today we offer our tips for meeting people in Brussels.
After eight years in Brussels, we’re fortunate to have built an incredible network of international friends (and yes, many of them are Belgian.) But it wasn’t easy, especially for me, as a trailing spouse and introvert.
While Andrew was at work, surrounded by a network of co-workers, I was at home alone.
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.