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Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28, 2013 in Antwerp

Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28, 2013 in Antwerp

A new museum, focusing on the story of millions of people who travelled to America and Canada on board of the Red Star Line’s ocean liners in search of a new and better life is set to open on September 28, 2013 in Antwerp. The Red Star Line museum tells [...]

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An American Story to Tell in Passchendaele

An American Story to Tell in Passchendaele

This time next year we will mark the centenary of World War I, the so-called “War to End All Wars” that wreaked havoc on the European continent and completely flattened a number of Belgian towns. Earlier this week, Embassy Staff and Interns travelled to Ypres, Belgium, a town in West [...]

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Get your kicks on Route 66, but stop first for a burger in Zemst

Get your kicks on Route 66, but stop first for a burger in Zemst

U.S. Highway 66 – the Mother Road – stands out in the American cultural landscape as the vintage icon of a newly mobile nation on the road. Stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California and hitting six other states on the way, Route 66 was the principal East-West artery [...]

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Remembering Frank Boas

Remembering Frank Boas

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the loss of not only a great friend, but also a great benefactor of Fulbright and a confirmed believer in the importance of international educational exchange. As we bid a sad farewell to Frank Boas, his kindness will always [...]

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A Very Special Last Post in Ypres

A Very Special Last Post in Ypres

Every night starting in 1928, the Last Post has been played at 8:00pm under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper, Belgium to honor the British and Allied soldiers who fell in combat during the Ypres Salient in World War I. At present, this solemn salute has been played over 29,000 [...]

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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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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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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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