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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.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Gent

Hello to all Americans in Gent! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Gent? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Gent which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: like many Belgian cities, Gent is very international. The university town is a port city known for its history as an important trading center, the Gentse Feesten, a ten-day-long music and theater festival, its tenth-century castle Gravensteen, the picturesque medieval old town, and much more! With the city’s bus services (both urban and regional), as well as tram lines and regional rail services in addition to an extremely bicycle-friendly infrastructure, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in the neighboring municipalities such as Lochristi or Sint-Martens-Latem, which are up to a 30-minute commute away from Gent’s center.

Although Gent has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Gent, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Gent
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    From United States of America, living in Gent
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    From United States of America, living in Gent
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    From United States of America, living in Gent
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    From United States of America, living in Gent

Meet other Americans in Gent

Connect at Our Events in Gent

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Gent. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Gent. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Gent.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Gent Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Gent expat forums. When you arrive in Gent, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Gent. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Gent to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Groups for Get Together
    1 reply
    Feb 17, 2:38 PM
    Community member

    Dear book lovers, here is a new group for all members interested in English books and literature. There will be regular events where you can meet up at locations at the beach and discuss books you …

  • Want to learn to cook & meet new people?
    3 replies
    Oct 21, 5:55 PM
    Community member

    Hi Susanne, welcome to Ghent! Our host in Ghent is named Giulia and she hosts lots of cooking workshops. Did you check www.bookalokal.com to see if any dates work for you? If you love to cook then …

  • Cost of living in Belgium/ Ghent vs Oudenaard
    4 replies
    Nov 14, 12:12 PM
    Community member

    Thanks so much Miki. I thought that would be the case.

Ask experienced American expats in Gent

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Located in the Flemish Region of Belgium, Gent can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Gent? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Gent’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the university town has to offer, from the striking Gothic Saint Bavo Cathedral with its famed Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck to Kasteel van Ooidonk, a beautiful moated castle in nearby Deinze, and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Gent and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Gent.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Gent and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Gent Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Gent at Our Events

Our community in Gent is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Gent’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the French-influenced provinces of the Walloon Region. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Belgium nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Gent!

  • 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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