Connecting with other people

There are many ways to connect with local residents or to meet up with fellow internationals. There are international communities that you can join, or conversation groups where newcomers practice the local language.  

Joining a local sport or cultural organisation or other recreational club guarantees that you can blend in easily in your local community.  Why not take up some volunteer work?  There are a lot of volunteering opportunities across the city where you can help to make a difference. Don’t forget to check what your employer offers. Your company might have a page on Facebook where colleagues exchange tips and tricks about the local culture and activities.

Action steps

  • Get more information about the network possibilities that your company or organisation offers
  • Find out more about the many expat communities that exist
  • Join a local sport or cultural organisation. Contact the sport or culture services of the city: they will guide you through the different possibilities
  • Check the ‘Uit kalender’ (only in Dutch) for all cultural activities in Leuven
  • Enquire about volunteering opportunities

Attention points

  • There are different network possibilities for international workers.  Investigate their offers and network opportunities.

Suppliers, channels and tools


Internationals living/working in the Leuven region, wanting to connect with follow expats or with locals.

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