Belgium is one of the smaller countries of continental Europe and the “middle child” of three countries comprising “Benelux” (the others being the Netherlands and Luxembourg). It is an often-overlooked country but many consider it a European gem. Its capital, Brussels, is nicknamed the capital of Europe as it is home to the European Union headquarters. In Brussels one can find a unique blend of shops with both Dutch and French influences, some of the best beer in the world, and several world-class museums. Beyond Brussels, tourists swoon over charming medieval towns such as Bruges and Ghent, whose picture postcard perfection looks to be untouched for hundreds of years. However, like many European nations, ESL teachers may have a hard time finding work without EU citizenship.
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Typical Contract : Nine months or one year
Peak Hiring Season : January or September
Teaching Hours/Week : 20 – 25
Monthly Salary* : 1,280 – 3,500 EUR
Private Tutoring : 15 – 20 EUR/hr
Cost of Living : Cost of a Big Mac = 3.38 EUR
Income Tax : 25 – 50%
Accommodations : Seldom included
Airfare : Not included
Health Care : Included if on contract
Holidays : Usually paid
Visa : Preference is given to those holding an EU passport.