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Kelly Powell

"I loved moving to Brussels. But after a while I felt homesick. On InterNations I met a bunch of people from the US. That helped a lot."

Maria Lombardi

"You can really get lost in the "capital of Europe" - InterNations helped me to get settled and to make a lot of expat friends."

Get to Know Our Expat Community in Gent!

Goededag, salut and welcome to our Gent expat community! By joining InterNations, you can link with expats living in Gent as well as in 390 communities across the globe. Our expats here in Gent can help you navigate the often daunting task of moving abroad by providing answers to all your questions about life in Gent, a beautiful, historic Belgian city. Once you arrive, you can meet other expats face-to-face at our events and even join groups dedicated to your favorite hobbies and interests.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Singapore.

Join Our Exciting Events in Gent

Attend our monthly events and activities for Gent expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Gent Expat Guides

  • Moving to Gent

    Gent is an undiscovered treasure: this relatively small Belgian city has a variegated architecture, some quaint inland waterways, and a laid-back atmosphere. If that sounds exactly right for you, then read on for more info on moving to Gent, from visa regulations to the local climate.
  • Living in Gent

    Gent is a lively and multicultural city: its proximity to the Netherlands influences the local culture and tradition, creating a vibrant encounter of language, customs, and lifestyles, with a beautiful architecture to boot. Find out more about life in Gent in this article.
  • Working in Gent

    The economy of Gent revolves around its famous port, which attracts many global companies and therefore contributes to the creation of an international job market with many opportunities for expats hoping to work in Gent. Find out more about opportunities, work permits, and taxes with this guide.

Exchange Tips about living in Gent

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Find Out More about Gent and What It Offers for Expats

Gent is a historic yet contemporary city, where culture meets modern life in a fascinating mix, enabling residents to live a modern life against a stunning backdrop of ancient buildings and monuments. The streets are pedestrian and cyclist friendly and are virtually traffic-free in places. The city boasts many quality four-star hotels, many of which have medieval facades, while there are also plenty of places to dine out, including many sidewalk cafes, where the mild weather can be enjoyed. Gent boasts a buoyant economy, with the university and a number of research-oriented companies in the vicinity, including Ablynx, Cropdesign, Innogenetics, and Bayer Cropscience. There are also many hospitals, schools, and shops.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Berlin or London, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Grow Your Expat Network in Gent with InterNations!

By communicating with like-minded expats in Gent, you can learn all you need to know about your new life. Our members respect our code of conduct of polite behavior and trust and will offer help and advice on every aspect of life in Gent. Any queries can be answered here, on any topic, from healthcare and local schools to the local Gent social life and activities. You can arrange to meet fellow expats in person, in a safe, secure environment, by joining like-minded groups, based on your hobbies and interests. If you don't see a group for your favorite hobby, feel free to open your own!

Kelly Powell

"I loved moving to Brussels. But after a while I felt homesick. On InterNations I met a bunch of people from the US. That helped a lot."

Maria Lombardi

"You can really get lost in the "capital of Europe" - InterNations helped me to get settled and to make a lot of expat friends."

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