So, I've lived here in Antwerp for a year now and have had absolutely no success finding a job. I've gone to interim agencies, OCMW etc... I'm looking for ANY advice, ideas or wisdom...
here are my stats: I'm an (English speaking) American, but I do speak decent Flemish. I can work during the week or weekend and I'm very flexible. In the states I most recently worked as a writer and journalist, in an Elementary School and I also have a lot of experience in office jobs and in the insurance field.
To be honest, at this point I'd do almost anything! help please!
hi everyone. i'm looking for a (preferably female) homeopathic physician in Antwerp who speaks and understands english. i live in the city center, so the closer the better. i would really appreciate any help or information!
bagofhammers (Apr 5 2009, 10:44 PM) said: > original post Well, all I can say is good luck. After nearly two years in the country, my wife and I have... precisely... no friends that we socialize with on a regular basis.
It's not language, since we speak fluent English, French and Dutch. After trying for a year, we gave up and don't bother. We're thankfully only here for another 12-18 months and just go back up to Amsterdam for socializing and going out.
This may just be Brussels, though, and mayeb Antwerp has better chances.
sadly, i think you're 100% right. what i've realize is that it just isn't "normal" here to socialize in the way i'm used to (backyard bbq's, friends dropping by all the time etc.) My husband and i are considering going back to cali.
erin72 (Mar 23 2009, 08:19 PM) said: > original post Hi! So sad that you live in Antwerp because I am a Canadian living in Brussels who is feeling the exact same way! My son is younger - 21 months, but am wanting to socialize a bit too.
Do you know if Belgium has play areas like Gymboree or anything similar? Do these exist or am I limited to the park?
Hope you find someone to hang out with!
darn! well, i haven't discovered anything like gymboree...but there are some wonderful parks in antwerp! i think parks are "the thing".
Hi there. I'm a 31 year old Californian married to a Belgian living in Mortsel, Antwerp. We've got two sons who are 6 and 8. After living here for about a year, the homesickness is really starting to settle in. I would love to find other american or english speakers with english speaking kids to get together and play. i'm feeling very isolated and i think it's time to make some connections! you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org