Finally, my first blog. The ideas in my head can be written down and shared with the world! Internet is just great!
On the transition party in Brussels last Friday I heard that AIESEC Belgium has plenty of trainees (more than 120 last year). And very soon at least 20 more are coming to Inbev. It’s great! It means plenty of people who are going to build up a part of their life in Belgium. After meeting dozens of foreigners I found out that they have a hard time to get in touch with the culture and current affairs, even though there are some interesting websites (check out the links.) This can be improved. In my current job as a journalist it is sometimes hard to add value to AIESEC because I am out of the marketing and sales of the organisation. I do hope this blog can bring foreigners (so not only AIESEC trainees and members) closer to Belgium and eachother.
I will pick out items from the news to explain to you, but you can also post questions. If you have no clue why we are speaking two languages in Brussels (officially we have three: Dutch, French and German), or you are wondering why we have 3 different bus companies driving around in this little country, then just post your question and I will answer.
Just a little bit about me. My boyfriend Florian and I love other cultures. The last two years we had more than 10 different nationalities staying in our place. For the moment Gabriela, a trainee from Brazil, is living at my place in the centre of Antwerp. Florian started working in the Netherlands with the purpose to continue this job in Kazakhstan in two years. So, I am trying to find a way to prepare myself: listening to Russian podcasts (you can learn any kind of language there, for free!), broaden my network, gain more experience in photography so maybe I can start as a full-time photographer, gain more writing skills, and so on.
I am going to check out the internet now so I can tell you some news about Belgium tonight.