Benelux Virtual College Fair

Benelux Virtual College Fair

Join us for the first ever Benelux College Fair on Tuesday 27 October 2020! Advisers from EducationUSA Advising Centers in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands are teaming up to put on a virtual undergraduate recruitment fair. Open to all accredited U.S. colleges and universities, this event will connect HEI representatives to hundreds of local and international students, parents, and counselors from across the Low Countries. 

Participating Institutions

Travel the USA without leaving your own couch! The Benelux Virtual College Fair will feature representatives from over thirty colleges and universities across the United States of America, from the Northeast to the Southwest — and everywhere in between!

A full list of participating colleges and universities in the United States is available below.

  • California State University, Monterey Bay in Seaside, California | Website
  • Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Website
  • Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska | Website
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida | Website
  • Fordham University in New York City, New York | Website 
  • Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan | Website
  • Green River College in Auburn, Washington | Website
  • Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee | Website
  • Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California | Website
  • Miami University in Oxford, Ohio | Website
  • Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona | Website
  • Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Website
  • Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio | Website
  • Portland State University in Portland, Oregon | Website
  • Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana | Website
  • Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee | Website
  • Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey | Website
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia | Website
  • Seattle Colleges in Seattle, Washington | Website
  • St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota | Website
  • Stony Brook University – The State University of New York in Stony Brook, New York | Website
  • Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Website
  • University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California | Website
  • University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware | Website
  • University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida | Website
  • University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas | Website
  • University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont | Website
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut | Website
  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, New York | Website
  • Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana | Website
  • Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania | Website
  • Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington | Website

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FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Organized by a team of EducationUSA Advisers, the Benelux College Fair is a virtual college fair for students in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. This free event provides high school students and their families with unparalleled access to representatives from over 30 U.S. colleges and universities in order to learn about higher education opportunities in the United States.

Who should attend the Benelux College Fair?

We welcome students of all ages as well as their parents, siblings, teachers, and counselors! Our primary audience is secondary school students, including those in their last year of studies (“seniors”) who are preparing to submit applications to U.S. universities as well as younger students who are beginning to consider their post-secondary school options. Most of the representatives represent undergraduate programs, but can also answer basic questions about graduate enrollment at their institutions.

Who will I meet?

By attending the Benelux College Fair, you will have the chance to meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities in the USA and American-accredited universities in Europe. You can learn about their institutions and ask them any questions you have about the university admissions process!

What happened to the fair I attended last year?

Due to the public health threat posed by COVID-19, EducationUSA Advisers made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person college fairs in autumn 2020. We hope that Brussels College Night, Luxembourg College Night, and the Amsterdam Ivy Circle College Fair can resume next year!

FOR REPRESENTATIVES

The Benelux College Fair is your one-stop shop for recruitment in the Low Countries! This unique virtual fair is a one-time opportunity for American colleges and universities to meet prospective students from Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Who will I meet?

We expect the Benelux Virtual College Fair to attract a mix of secondary school students and parents from across the region, including from the many international schools around our capital cities. Students in this region who are interested in pursuing undergraduate studies in an English-speaking country are familiar with the United States and the high quality education available at American colleges and universities. While this is our first time using a virtual platform, a combined total of nearly 1000 students participated in our in-person events last year!

How will the fair be organized?

While a virtual fair cannot replicate the enthusiasm of an in-person recruitment event, we’re working on a model that will allow representatives to meet with as many students and parents as possible while keeping participation costs low for U.S. HEI participants. A detailed explanation of the event will be available in September.

Is the number of participating universities limited?

Yes! In order to ensure the quality of the event for both university representatives and prospective students, we will be limiting the number of participating institutions. If you are unable to join us this year, we hope that you’ll sign up and visit us in person in 2021!

What happened to the fair I attended last year?

Due to the public health threat posed by COVID-19, EducationUSA Advisers made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person college fairs in autumn 2020. We hope that Brussels College Night, Luxembourg College Night, and the Amsterdam Ivy Circle College Fair can resume next year!