There are limited English only speaking jobs in Gent, but there are few and far-between (mainly in the bio-technology industry). You can try the intern places, but you may find them rather unhelpful. I would suggest you try, but also approach several companies yourself about openings. If you expand your search to Brussels and Anterwep you will have much more luck. Irish pubs tend to be the main place you can go to work where experince or being tri-lingual isn't important.
Depending on the company you will need to be at least bi-lingual (which I am), but also tri-lingual (which I am not).
I once had a temp agent tell me I couldn't do the job because they posted the applicant to speak french (it was a flemish company). I asked if the job required speaking french and it didn't, but she still wouldn't get me an interview.
It's mainly a matter of trying as many companies as possible and getting lucky that at the moment they are looking for what you are able to provide.
I have a container with my household goods coming at the end of April. In there will be my 1975 Datsun 280z. Eventually I will officially import the vehicle but I was wanting to know if it's possible to drive it here for up to a year if I can insure it? I have heard this is the case, being able to drive a US plated car for up to a year before you have to import it, but I can't find any information.
Also, does anyone know who is the cheapest to insure the car? I know Belgian insurance companies won't insure it.
About three years ago I was riding my bike on a bike lane and another car turning from the road clipped my rear wheel. As I fell I slipped under another guys car (who happened to have the front of the car in the bike lane, a no no) and I slid half way under his car.
Now this is when he get's out and starts to yell at me for hitting his car. In my pain I didn't even try Dutch. Just went right into the "You are at fault, I don't car that I damaged your car cause you were in the bike lane. I'm going to call the cops on you." This shut him up quick and he stopped bothering me.
Now the guy who hit me was super helpful. Asked to take me to the hospital. Wrote up a report for an accident and even put "I am at fault" on it. Offered to pay for any damage to me or my bike. I wasn't hurt, my bike was fine and I was just more shook up than anything. Two other people who witnessed this stopped to help. The guy who hit me called me that night just to make sure I was ok.
It's something that to me seems to be very person dependent here in Belgium as far as helping.
I to have some things I don't like here, but there are things I don't like anywhere.
I won't debate you point on point as you have well established your disdain for Belgium. My question to you is why are you here? I will assume that it is for a job with the EU from your post. Now you have to ask yourself how much that job is worth to you, both in pay and WHERE you have to live.
Two years ago my father was offered a job in either Angola or Mozambique. Both were a promotion and both came with just around 350 to 400k USD a year pay. Way more than he was making, but it just wasn't worth it to him. Guess you have to decide the same. Is your living in Belgium so bad that it isn't worth staying?