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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Leuven

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  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Leuven

  • Kelly Powell

    I loved moving to Brussels. But after a while I felt homesick. On InterNations I met a bunch of people from the US. That helped a lot.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Leuven

Hello to all Americans in Leuven! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Leuven? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Leuven which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Leuven is a characterful city. The capital of the province of Flemish Brabant is a historic city known for its ancient university, the Anheuser-Busch InBev headquarters — the world’s largest beer brewer — its rich history and culture, and much more! With the buses, railway lines, and bicycle zones, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in the surrounding areas of Leuven, which are an easy commute away from Leuven’s center.

Although Leuven has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Leuven, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Leuven
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    From United States of America, living in Leuven
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    From United States of America, living in Leuven
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    From United States of America, living in Leuven
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Meet other Americans in Leuven

Connect at Our Events in Leuven

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Leuven. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Leuven. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Leuven.

    Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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    Engage with Other Americans in Our Leuven Expat Forum

    Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Leuven expat forums. When you arrive in Leuven, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Leuven. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Leuven to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

    Ask experienced American expats in Leuven

    • Where can I find American food?
    • Where can I meet other Americans?
    • Are there American schools in Leuven?

    Find People Who Share Your Passions

    "Just east of Brussels, Leuven can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

    Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Leuven? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Leuven’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant has to offer, from the impressive architecture of the Town Hall and the various churches around the city to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the oldest Catholic university in the world, and much more."

    Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

    Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

    • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Leuven and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Leuven.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Leuven and across the globe.

    InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Leuven Community today!

    Mix and Mingle with Americans in Leuven at Our Events

    Our Leuven community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Leuven’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the Flemish North. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Belgium in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Leuven!

    • Kelly Powell

      I loved moving to Brussels. But after a while I felt homesick. On InterNations I met a bunch of people from the US. That helped a lot.

    • Maria Lombardi

      You can really get lost in the "capital of Europe" - InterNations helped me to get settled and to make a lot of expat friends.

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