Lectures to mitigate daily life and social encounters

Interactive lectures to private groups and small organizations

As a living environment, Brussels is a mix of Belgian and numerous other cultures. When moving into a new environment old friends and family are left behind and social support is often absent. The interpretation of social situations is not as self-evident as it is back home. The learning of local conventions, recreating the social networks and relearning the new styles of communication all take time and resources, and therefore tutoring is recommended. Our training is formulated so that Brussels environment becomes easily familiar both regarding intercultural encounters as well as daily life routines. It is especially designed to facilitate the psychological stress the newcomers face when settling in Brussels.

Prices from 150 eur (excl. VAT).

Practical knowledge

Additionally, we offer practical knowledge on following issues:

  • • Local customs, cultural variations, time as a relative concept
  • • Housing and living: Information package mainly for tenants, covering also more general practical matters such as rules concerning households
  • • Health care: basic info on local practices
  • • The importance of finding the social circles and social support
  • • The adaptation of the family, some tips when moving with children
  • Each package includes practical information most commonly unknown to new arrivals.


    Saarentalo Oy 

    | Avenue des Lièvres 14, 1970 Wezembeek Oppem, Belgium |  FI27592405