You are an international working professional, researcher, entrepreneur, or an international family member, who has arrived in Leuven in the past 6 to 12 months and has the intention of staying for at least 1 year. You want to paired with a local (intentional or not) to get to know Leuven or have a new contact in Leuven.

Do you want to be at the forefront of the international community in Leuven and join a unique collaborative platform? International House Leuven is looking for newcomers to Leuven that want to be paired with locals (internationals or not) for a period of 6 months.

Being paired with a welcome host will provide you with an instant connection in Leuven who would love to show you around, share their favorite places in Leuven, and get to know you! You and your host can decide on what kind of activities to do together, and while you are spending time with your host you can ask them all kinds of questions about life in Leuven. 

Applicants say yes to these points and apply:  

  • You want to learn more about life in Leuven
  • You want to meet other like-minded people who love Leuven!
  • Would be interested in networking with the international community in Leuven
  • Want to be part of a historic pilot that seeks to showcase Leuven as a future career destination to the world!

You will be paired with a welcome host of similar interests (depending on the hosts available). After you fill out the application form, we will try out best to find a welcome host for you as soon as possible! 

Read more about the ambassador program in the handbook here

Have you lived in Leuven for more than 6 months, but would still like to be paired with a welcome host? Feel free to reach out to us at and we can see what fits best for you.


Anyone who has moved to Leuven in the past year

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