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Thanks for joining us for  Expatival 2023! We'll see you next time 👋


A one-day festival for internationals

The International House Leuven is throwing open its doors to bring internationals and Leuvenaars together for a day of information, connection and AHA-moments. 

Join us on 21 October to learn about Belgian culture, participate in workshops about living in Leuven and activities to help you create your home away from home.


Whether you have been in Leuven for 15 minutes or 15 years, there is something for you at Expatival 2023.


20+ Workshops

Check out our workshops hosted by some incredible speakers. Need practical information about traffic in Leuven? Or perhaps you'd like to learn some Flemish phrases? Wondering about unspoken etiquette in Belgium? We've got answers on all this and more!

Bring your kids

No need to leave your kids at home or find a sitter, kids are very welcome at Expatival! There'll be a play corner, coloring contest, a parents and kids workshop to learn the moves to one of the songs from Grease and a quiet spot for breastfeeding if you need it.

(And if you need help on the steps, a volunteer will be happy to help you!)


Find answers in the info hall

We've got lots of knowledgeable expats and savvy locals who can help you with all kinds of questions! We have five themes in our information hall: families abroad, languages, leisure, careers and level-up local.  Explore our pages about who's coming, you may be surprised by what they can help you with!


Relax with tasty food

Visit our courtyard to have some lunch and listen to music from the IHL band in their debut appearance. 


International House Leuven


Tiensevest 60, 

3000 Leuven

Getting Here

We're a short walk from Leuven train station where you'll find parking, busses and trains.

Venue Plan

Find out where all the spaces are for workshops, the info market and more.

Show me the floor plan.  

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