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SignMyCar! Tour Season 1:

- Missouri

- Michigan

- Illinois

- Iowa

 

SignMyCar! Tour Season 2:

- Arkansas

- Georgia

- Florida

- North Carolina

- Tennessee

 

SignMyCar! Tour Season 3:

- Wisconsin

- Texas

- Kansas (pushed to Season 4)

WELCOME TO MISSOURI!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Séverine is the Belgian Photographer that started SignMyCar! Find out why and how SignMyCar! came to be. Discover the story of the storyteller!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Alex is Severine's partner in life. He is the only non Belgian to have signed the car! Discover how he got dragged into the project and became the only voice of reason at SignMyCar!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Katrien is the first SignMyCar! participant. She works as an Administrative Secretary for the City of Washington, Missouri. She moved to the US almost 9 years ago. She shares her story and insights in a  video interview.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Yanik is passionate about technology. He has lived on 4 continents and spent his childhood in Australia and Congo. He has been in the US for 15 years and recently got engaged. Discover his life story in a video interview.

WELCOME TO MICHIGAN!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Lize has been in the US for about two year. She moved to Michigan to be with his husband. They just celebrated their first anniversary. Follow her through a day in her life and watch her video interview.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Christel moved to Michigan almost 6 years ago.  She worked as a nurse in Belgium. A couple years after moving in, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has now recovered and spends a lot of time taking care of her family.

WELCOME TO ILLINOIS!

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Louis is the President of  the Belgian Club of Chicago. He has lived 48 years in North America! His international career in supply chain logitic took him all around the world. Now retired, he is a full time grand-father with 13 grandchildren!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Paul is the Honorary Consul of Belgium in Chicago. He is also the International Sales Manager for a big firm selling nut snacks.  He is a very busy man. Follow him to an official diplomatic visit!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Anne-Marie is a Researcher at Rush University in Chicago. Her specialty is Rheumatology. She adores books and the feel of paper in her hand. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family. Find out how she ended up in Oak Park!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Sebastian is Anne-Marie's son. He is extremely intelligent and passionate about architecture. He is in his last year of High School and volunteers for the Frank Wright Preservation Trust. Take a tour of Oak Park with him!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Leentje is a Belgian journalist and tour guide based in Chicago. She is a very active member of the Belgian Community. She told me her story over a nice lunch in Chicago.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Leon is Leentje's son. He loves reading, playing football (soccer) and watching hockey. He is raised in both Flemish and English. Read this short stories to get some perspective on what it means to move to another country as a child.

WELCOME TO IOWA!

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Christine is an teacher assistant for kids with special learning needs. She has been in the US for more than 20 years! She enjoys crafts and gardening. She finds joy in quiet and peaceful activities. She tells us how she ended up loving Iowa.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Alice is an Assistant Professor in Economics and Demographics at the University of Iowa. Besides loving her academic field, she is also the proud mother of Michelle.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Michelle is the adorable baby daughter of Alice. She loves Cheese, sleeping, the color pink and playing with her parents. She is also super cute!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Hilde is one of the most sought after artist in Iowa. She has been in the US for more than 20 years. Follow her though a day in her life.

WELCOME TO ARKANSAS!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Clara moved to Arkansas after reaching the top of her gangster career... on bootleggers.us! Now that's a way of arriving to the US. Listen to her video interview to learn about her story. Click on her signature to find out more!

WELCOME TO FLORIDA!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Petra and her family welcomed me for a full week in July 2015 to document their lives. Each family member let me shadow them for a couple days to really capture the essence of their Belgian American Life. This story is part of a multi-generational story. Petra’s story features a full length video interview that really hits the spot about being Belgian in the United States.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Bjorn is a fun and easy going man from Oud-Turnhout. He moved to Jacksonville, FL at the end of 2014 to be with Petra. Together, they started their own buisness: Fly, Drive, Rent.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Nele moved to Florida with her family when she was 12. She talks about what it was to adapt to a new culture as a kid. This story is part of multi-generational documentary. Read all the stories!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Maarten moved to Florida with his family when he was 11. He shares his experience of growing up in the United States in a wonderful video interview that brings light on what it means to be a Belgian teen in the US.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Karlien moved to Florida with his family when she was 11. She is passionate about Cheering. She shares her experience of growing up in the United States and being called the weird kid in school. Karlien’s story is part of a multi-generational story. Don’t miss out and read all five stories!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Kenniesha Laurel Cankirli - Orlando, FL

Kenniesha is Belgian African American. She is a full time YouTuber. She moved to Florida with her husband in 2014. As interacial and interfaith couple, they wanted to find a diverse city to call home.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Bünyamin is first generation Belgian. His wife, Kenniesha, is a Belgian African American. As a interacial, interfaith and intercultural couple, they moved to Florida to live in a place where they felt more accepted.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US.

Steve Katlin spent his childhood between the East Coast and Belgium. After a long and successful career in Tourism, Steve became a licensed Pet Care professional. His nickname is “the DogFather”.

WELCOME TO GEORGIA!

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US. Patricia Kalmeijer. Atlanta.

Patricia Kalmeijer - Atlanta, GE

Patricia Kalmeijer is a Realtor and Relocation Specialist from Leuven. She is the main organizer of beATL, an informal Belgian Club in Atlanta.

SignMyCar! Belgians Living in the US. Viviane Hens. Atlanta.

Viviane Hens is a Professional Counselor in Atlanta, Georgia who specializes in body psychotherapy.

WELCOME TO NORTH CAROLINA!

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Rose Cnudde De Buyssher moved to the USA in 1971. She worked for 35 years in the field of Reproduction and Women's Health. She is passionate and believes in becoming an activist for the causes she believes in. She shares her 45 years of experience abroad in a video interview.

WELCOME TO TENNESSEE!

Marleen De Waele-De Bock is a renowned artist living in Nashville. I have completely fallen in love with her body of work and colorful paintings. Her color palette is so joyful yet peaceful that I can stare at her paintings for hours. It was such a pleasure to visit Marleen in Tennessee and staying with her for a few days !

WELCOME TO WISCONSIN!

Did you know that Walloon is spoken in Wisconsin? Find out how the Walloon language arrived in the United States! There are only a handful of speakers left and the community is fighting to preserve their language. Professor Kelly Biers and Professor Ellen Osterhaus talk about the tools and strategies available to save not only the Wisconsin Walloon Dialect but all endangered and indigenous languages! This is the first installment on our series "Wisconsin Walloons".

 

Did you know that some parts of Wisconsin still hang on to their Belgian Heritage? In the Door Peninsula, many towns are named after Belgian cities! SignMyCar! went to Brussels, WI in August 2016 to find out more! This is the second installment in our series “Wisconsin Walloons”. Meet Sandy Orsted, treasurer at the Belgian Heritage Center. She will tell you all about how an upsetting event turned out to be a real wake call for Belgian Community. They are now organizing to professionally preserve their Walloon heritage and save their language!

 

The first Belgian settlers in Wisconsin were devout Catholic. They built tiny chapels on their homestead properties. Roadside chapels are a unique landmark in the Namur Historical District in Wisconsin: you can not find those anywhere else in the United States! In this third installment on the Belgian Heritage Center, I follow Barb Chisholm, Historian, to find out more about the religious origins of the Belgian settlements! This is  an exclusive short story for SignMyCar's readers!

WELCOME TO TEXAS!

Ever you ever wondered what it feels like to live your passion in a very remote part of Texas? The Ally Family has a dairy farm there with more than 2000 cows! Get in their shoes and live the farmer's life for a while!

Jan was born in Bilbao, Spain and raised in Leuven, Belgium. He lived 20 years in France and the United States. Needless to stay he know multicultural! He is a top Executive  at Texas Instrument. We are so lucky we were able to interview him. His video interview is one of our favorites!

Lut De Meulder is very generous and loving of others. She takes part in many fundraising and volunteering projects across Dallas with a focus on French Expat and French language groups. Even though, she was raised in Flanders, she lived more than 20 years in France. In her free time,  Lut does patchwork. Follow her into this underrated fascinating world!

Dirk is one of the most instructed person I have met in my life. He moved to the United States to pursuit his passion for Maya and Pre-Columbian civilizations. He is now the Curator of Anthropology at the Houston Museum of Sciences!!! He took me behind the scenes at his museum. Follow Dirk through a few days of his life!

Emily is an athlete,  a real estate agent and a animal rescue volunteer in Dallas, Texas. She moved to Texas to be part of the swim team at SMU. She is Belgian, Greek and now also American! I followed her for a couple days of HIIT training, house hunting and cute dog cuddling.

 

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