The Brussels Capital Region offers a wide choice of schools and educational systems, some especially adapted to and aimed at the needs of its international community. Apart from a number of universities and colleges, the Region and its surroundings offer (private) international secondary and primary schools, as well as subsidized schools that depend on either the French or the Dutch community and private (national) schools. Belgium has an extensive network of quality childcare for young children aged 3 months to 3 years. Note that education is compulsory from 5 till 18 years old. Finally, bear in mind that using your foreign degree in Belgium will require to be validated.