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U.S. Children, Adults Celebrate Halloween

U.S. Children, Adults Celebrate Halloween

While not an official holiday, the traditional October 31 Halloween celebration is much beloved by children in the United States, for whom the day is a chance to don costumes — often depicting ghosts, goblins and other “supernatural” creatures — and to collect candy and other treats from adults. Plenty [...]

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ISB hosts Brussels College Night 2012

ISB hosts Brussels College Night 2012

On Monday evening, ISB was pleased to host this year’s Brussels College Night event. Organised by ISB and Fulbright Belgium, in collaboration with a number of local international schools, Brussels College Night again provided a unique opportunity for students and their families to learn about higher education opportunities in the [...]

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How Educational Exchange Turns Nations Into People: A VUB Student’s Perspective

How Educational Exchange Turns Nations Into People: A VUB Student’s Perspective

I set sail for Washington DC in the summer of 2009, determined to complement my European perspective on International Relations with an American one and hoping to discover an unbiased truth in the process. As an MA student at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), I [...]

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American Movies in Cinematek and Flagey in September/October

American Movies in Cinematek and Flagey in September/October

Cycle Clint Eastwood: September 2 – October 31, 2012 In almost fifty years of work, Clint Eastwood has been not just in front of the camera but behind the camera as well, becoming one of the most iconic directors of Hollywood and being compared with artists such as Walsh and [...]

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Visit to West-Flanders and WWI Sites

Visit to West-Flanders and WWI Sites

During the American Embassy visit to West Flanders on Friday August 3, 2012, the Embassy delegation toured battle sites, museums, monuments, and cemeteries commemorating the loss of life during the First World War.  The first stop of the visit was in Zonnebeke at the Memorial Museum in Passchendaele.  The delegation [...]

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BFTF Essay Winner Wouter-Jan on his 4-Week Stay in the U.S.

BFTF Essay Winner Wouter-Jan on his 4-Week Stay in the U.S.

The recipe is pretty simple: select sixty eight driven youngsters, coming from every thinkable country between San Francisco and Moscow, all clearly bright, some even brilliant and none of them afraid of certain ambition; put them for a month together in the perfect, paradise-like setting that the Wake Forest University [...]

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Visit to La Louvière

Visit to La Louvière

On July 19, 2012, as part of his “City Trips Initiative”, Ambassador Howard Gutman was welcomed to the city of La Louvière. The visit began with a presentation of the city at the Hotel de Ville, given by Mayor Jacques Gobert. Mayor Gobert, along with representatives from the city council, [...]

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July 4th Celebrations at the U.S. Embassy to Belgium

July 4th Celebrations at the U.S. Embassy to Belgium

On July 4, 2012, the U.S. Embassy to Belgium held its annual Independence Day celebration. More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/us_ambassador_gutman/sets/72157630431551976/ Watch a replay of Ambassador Gutman’s remarks during the reception:

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Manneken Pis Celebrates July 4th

Manneken Pis Celebrates July 4th

On the occassion of the U.S. independence day, Manneken Pis was dressed in an Uncle Sam outfit. Ambassador Howard Gutman and his wife were welcomed by The Order of Friends of Manneken Pis. More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/us_ambassador_gutman/sets/72157630419459926/

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Ambassador Gutman Meets Ride2Recovery in Tournai

Ambassador Gutman Meets Ride2Recovery in Tournai

Members of Ride 2 Recovery met with Ambassador Gutman in Tournai. More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/us_ambassador_gutman/sets/72157630404778766/

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