Benelux College Night 2020 : USA college & university fair for the Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg


What: Benelux College Night : USA college & university fair for the Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg

When: Tuesday, 27 October 2020 from 16.00-19.00

Where: VIRTUAL (“ONLINE”) FAIR

The 9th annual USA college & university fair in the Netherlands, traditionally organized by Ivy Circle, Fulbright Commission/EducationUSA, the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam, and (host) the International School of Amsterdam in Amstelveen, will be held this year under the auspices of EducationUSA as a virtual (online) fair for the Benelux, in collaboration with partner fairs in Brussels & Luxembourg.

The fair is targeted at students (and their parents) from 125+ International (Baccalaureate) and bilingual secondary schools, as well as 650+ regular secondary schools (Dutch VWO & HAVO) in the Netherlands, who want to know more about undergraduate education opportunities in the USA.

The 2019 fair in The Netherlands (Amsterdam/Amstelveen) drew 200 students and parents from 31 secondary schools in the Netherlands as far as Emmen and Eindhoven, who came to meet admissions representatives & alumni from 35 colleges & universities! See details here, as well as photos.

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE:

Virtual Fair: 16.00-19.00

Full details, including participating colleges/universities, information sessions as well as how to register for the fair, are currently being finalised by EducationUSA and will be available & updated here during the course of the summer.

As a general guide, the following short information sessions were held during the 2019 fair in Amsterdam:

– Studying in the United States: Manon Kolsteren, Fulbright Commission/EducationUSA

– Standardised Testing (TOEFL): Wouter Schut/Arum Perwitasari, ETS Global

– Standardised Testing (IELTS): Joanna Augsburger, British Council/BLTC

– Standardised Testing (ACT/SAT): Erica Sin, ArborBridge

– Standardised Testing (ACT/SAT): Omer Pelman, INSTEAD Academy

– 2+2 Transfer Program (Associate/Bachelor): Lansing Bryan, Green River College

– Financing Your US Education: Randy Vener, American University of Paris

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS / INSTITUTIONS:

As a general guide, participants in 2019 were:

US colleges & universities:

American Musical and Dramatic Academy College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts (AMDA)

Brown University*

California State University – Monterey Bay

University of California San Diego

Carleton College*

Central New Mexico Community College

University of Colorado Boulder

Columbia University*

Cornell University*

Denison University

Dickinson College

Emerson College

University of Florida

Gettysburg College*

Green River College

Harvard University*

Hillsborough Community College*

Hult International Business School

Michigan State University

Minerva Schools at KGI*

Northeastern University

University of Pennsylvania*

Purdue University

Rhodes College

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Saint Michael’s College*

University of South Florida

Southwestern University

Smith College*

St. Cloud State University

Stanford University*

Tufts University*

University of Vermont*

Wesleyan University*

Yale University*

*represented by alumni

Colleges & universities outside the US:

American University of Paris

John Cabot University

McGill University*

New York University Abu Dhabi

Webster University – Leiden Campus

Other institutions:

ArborBridge

British Council (IELTS)

ETS Global (TOEFL)

Fulbright Center/EducationUSA

INSTEAD Academy

US Consulate General, Amsterdam

FOR STUDENTS/PARENTS/GUIDANCE COUNSELORS:

Admission is free. Registration details will be available soon.

Download the flyer

FOR ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVES AT U.S. & CANADIAN COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES:   

To enable you to make the most out of your European recruitment despite current travel restrictions, the Amsterdam fair will be held this year under the auspices of EducationUSA as a virtual (online) fair for the Benelux, in collaboration with partner fairs in Brussels & Luxembourg.

If you would like to participate or for more information, please contact Manon Kolsteren, Fulbright/EducationUSA