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Why Should Belgians Intern in the United States? Frequently Asked Questions on How to Successfully Intern in the U.S.

Why Should Belgians Intern in the United States? Frequently Asked Questions on How to Successfully Intern in the U.S.

One of the first things employers look for is an internationalized C.V.  Interning in the United States is one of the best ways to gain international experience and professional development while experiencing the American culture.  From New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, unparalleled opportunities await interns in [...]

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The Center for American Studies

The Center for American Studies

The Center for American Studies was established in 1965 with a grant of the American Council of Learned Societies, the Belgian government, and a gift of 1000 books by the Fulbright Commission. It is now a department within the Belgian Royal Library (3rd floor). Its function is to manage and [...]

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American Football in Belgium

American Football in Belgium

What’s American Football in Belgium:

There are two leagues in Belgium, one in each language part of the country. We have the FFL (Flemish Football League) and the LFFAB (Ligue Francophone de Football Américain de Belgique). There is a total of 15 teams in Belgium and the 3 top ranking teams [...]

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America Is More Than A Destination

America Is More Than A Destination

“The American West.  We all have images of the place: cowboys, vast plateaus, deserts in bloom.  But we would all be surprised by what else we could see there.  Before we sit back and enjoy Edgard Jespers’ documentary, let me encourage you to think about a trip to that mythical [...]

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Does Everyone in America Own a Car?

Does Everyone in America Own a Car?

Car-sharing offers convenience, saves money and helps the environment It is true that 95 percent of American households own a car, and most Americans get to work by car (85 percent). It wasn’t always this way, nor is it likely to stay this way. Until World War II and into [...]

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The Future of “America’s Pastime in Belgium

The Future of “America’s Pastime in Belgium

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.”  —Jacques Barzun Through this often quoted excerpt from his book God’s Country and Mine: A Declaration of Love Spiced with a Few Harsh Words, Jacques Barzun offers insight on the significance of baseball in American society. [...]

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U.S. Embassy Brings A New Ambassador to Belgium: The Trey McIntyre Project

U.S. Embassy Brings A New Ambassador to Belgium: The Trey McIntyre Project

In an ordinary dance studio in Saint Gilles’ lively community center, Pianofabriek, something far beyond ordinary took place on March 22, 2011. An onlooker might hardly realize that he or she was watching a group of recent immigrants to Brussels receive a lesson from a professional dance troupe, if it [...]

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