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September 2019

U.S. Grantee Orientation

September 15 - September 16
Fulbright Commission, Boulevard de l'Empereur 4
Brussels, België 1000
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Fulbright Alumni Afterwork

September 16 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brewdog Brussels, 20 Putterie
Brussels, 1000 Belgium

Join us on 16 September for our monthly Fulbright Alumni Afterwork in downtown Brussels! This event is an opportunity for recently-returned alumni to get together over drinks to meet, network, and continue the great cultural exchange that began during your time as a Fulbrighter. This month, we'll also be joined by the newly-arrived 2019-2020 U.S. Fulbrighters to Belgium and Luxembourg! This event is open to alumni of the Fulbright Belgium/Luxembourg Programs as well as former Fulbrighters from around the world.

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Financing U.S. Studies | Professional Development Workshop with Fulbright Belgium and BAEF

September 17 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fulbright Commission, Boulevard de l'Empereur 4
Brussels, België 1000
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Organized in partnership with the Belgian American Educational Foundation, this professional development workshop will allow international officers at Belgian universities and university colleges to receive up-to-date information about scholarship opportunities through the Fulbright Program and Belgian American Educational Foundation for the 2020-2021 academic year. It's a great chance to learn about updates and changes to the program, to schedule info sessions for your students and researchers, and to ask any questions that you might have about studying in the United States. After presentations about Fulbright and BAEF and an opportunity for questions, we'll end with a short networking reception from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.!

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Brussels College Night 2019

September 30 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
International School of Brussels, Kattenberg 19
Brussels, Brussels 1170 Belgium
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Now in its thirty-fifth year, Brussels College Night is the only U.S.-focused college fair in Belgium. The event provides high school students from across Belgium with unparalleled access to representatives from over 50 U.S. universities and American-accredited universities in Europe in order to help secondary school students and families learn about higher education opportunities in the United States. For more information about the schedule and how to register, please visit: http://www.brusselscollegenight.be/attendees/

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October 2019

Eat&Meet at the Google HQ in Brussels

October 11 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We are excited to announce our next Eat&Meet at the Google office in Brussels. Join us for a lunch with Milan Zubíčekof and Lie Junius from Google Brussels and learn more about their local activities, in particular about EU institution affairs. After lunch, there will be a short office tour! Eat&Meet's are business lunches hosted by leaders in different professional areas who are former grantees of the Fulbright Program to talk about their background, career path and share their Fulbright experience in the U.S. Both current Fulbright grantees and alumni will get the opportunity to ask questions, build their network and expand their knowledge within U.S.-Belgian relations after returning from the U.S. BY INVITATION ONLY Please RSVP to events@fulbright.be before October 4 (limited spots!)

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Out&About: Tour of Africa Museum

October 12 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
€12

Join us for a guided tour of the Africa Museum also known as the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA). The Africa Museum is a center for knowledge and resources on Africa, in particular, Central Africa, in a historical, contemporary, and global context. The museum exhibits unique collections. It is a place of memory on the colonial past and strives to be a dynamic platform for exchanges and dialogues between cultures and generations. Out&About events are cultural activities organized in different cities in Belgium or Luxembourg. BY INVITATION ONLY Museum entrance fee will be 12 euros. Please RSVP to events@fulbright.be before October 4 (limited spots!)

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Alumni Afterwork: Halloween Edition

October 29 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Puppet Theater Toone, Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 66
Brussels, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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As we officially entered fall, Halloween is coming closer. Are you excited to show off your costume to alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program while having a drink? Then be our guest at this special pre-Halloween Alumni Afterwork at the Royal Puppet Theater Toone in Brussels! We encourage everyone to dress up as we will offer a free round of drinks to five people with the most creative costumes. First launched in 2018, these casual events are an opportunity for alumni to get together over drinks to meet, network, and continue the great cultural exchange that began during your time as a Fulbrighter. This monthly event is open to alumni of the Fulbright Belgium, Luxembourg and Schuman Programs as well as former Fulbrighters from around the world. Please RSVP in the Fulbrighter Network!

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November 2019

Classical Concert: Mind Speller Orchestra

November 7 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, Place Sainte-Gudule
Brussels, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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€15

Join alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program for this unique concert at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, featuring the Mind Speller Orchestra directed by Prof. Tigran Maytesian from KU Leuven, followed by a lecture on the Mindspeller Medical Research Project on Brain Computer Interfaces by Prof. Marc Van Hulle from KU Leuven and Fulbright alumnus. The Fulbright Commission in Belgium supports this event by offering discounted tickets to Fulbright alumni for 15 euro per ticket. (ticket value of 20 euros) Please reserve your ticket by sending an email to events@fulbright.be (limited tickets!) We will hand out tickets on the day of the event at the entrance. We can only accept cash.

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Out&About: Tour of The Family of Man Photo Exhibition

November 9 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clervaux Castle, Château de Clervaux
Clervaux, 9712 Luxembourg
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€10

Join current U.S. Fulbrighters and local alumni for a guided tour of the famous The Family of Man photo exhibition at Clervaux Castle in Clervaux, Luxembourg. The Family of Man is made up of 503 photographs by 273 artists, from 68 countries, brought together by Edward Steichen for the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Presented for the first time in 1955, the exhibition was meant as a manifesto for peace and the fundamental equality of mankind via the humanist photography of the post-war years. Images by artists such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Robert Doisneau, August Sander and Ansel Adams were staged in a modernist and spectacular manner. Please RSVP to events@fulbright.be to confirm your attendance by November 1, 2019. (10 euro entrance fee)

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[EducationUSA] LL.M. Tour Brussels 2019

November 12 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Boulevard de l'Empereur 3
Brussels, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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Are you a law student or a young lawyer looking to internationalize your CV with a law degree from the United States? Join us at the annual EducationUSA LL.M. Fair to meet with representatives from 25 American law schools, learn from alumni of U.S. LL.M. programs, and network with other young legal professionals. Now in its fifth year, the LL.M. Fair provides law students and young lawyers in Belgium the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from dozens of American law schools. Attendees will learn more about the application process, admissions, and the content of LL.M programs in the United States and will also be able to meet with law school representatives one-on-one. Whether you are a law student preparing for your next steps or a young lawyer looking to internationalize your CV, the LL.M. Fair is the perfect opportunity to learn more about legal education in the United States. More information, including a full list of participating law…

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