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


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.


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


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:


British Council (IELTS)

ETS Global (TOEFL)

Fulbright Center/EducationUSA


US Consulate General, Amsterdam


Admission is free. Registration details will be available soon.

Download the flyer


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