What should I expect from Brussels College Night? Visit the BCN Experience section of our website to see photos from past events and get a sense of what to expect from the event.
How do I get to the fair? The Fulbright Commission will provide a free shuttle bus for representatives. Representatives taking the shuttle will meet in front of the Starbucks in the main lobby of the Central Station at 3:45 p.m. (TBC) and walk to meet the shuttle, which will leave from the Brussels Central Station at exactly 4:00 p.m. (TBC). Representatives will also be able to take the same shuttle bus back to Brussels Central Station after the event at at approximately 10:00 p.m. (TBC). Please note that representatives must reserve their seat on this shuttle in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, institution, and contact information.
Representatives may also choose to take their own transportation to the fair. If you prefer to reserve a taxi in advance, please ask your hotel concierge or try Taxi Bleus (email: email@example.com, telephone: +32 02/204.21.11; limited English spoken). Other taxi services include Taxis Verts (02/ 349.49.49) Coopération des Taxis Ucclois (02/374.20.20) and Autolux (02/512.31.23). Autolux offers a “round trip/aller-retour” from the airport at a reduced rate: give them the address to which you are going, which must be the same as where you will depart from, and they will give you a coupon for the return trip.
While navigating, please note that streets and signs are labeled in the two official languages of Brussels: French and Dutch. However, most people will be able to assist you in English if necessary.
For security purposes, we ask that you please bring a photo ID along with you when arriving to the fair.
How can I transport physical materials to the fair? You may ship printed materials or equipment to St. John’s International School in advance. Please make sure to label your boxes “Brussels College Night.”
In the past, many representatives have used OCS to ship their materials. If you are interested, please visit www.shipocs.com or contact Dave Rosenthal at drosenthal@shipOCS.com.
Universities are encouraged to bring materials about any NCAA, NIAI, or NJCAA athletic programs and/or Summer and English Language Programs available for international students at their school. Representatives are also encouraged to collect information from their university about how many Belgian applicants and matriculated students they welcomed during the last academic year before they embark on their travel.
What will be provided for me? TBA
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Where should I plan to stay? The Fulbright Commission provides a shuttle bus to and from the fair, beginning at the Starbucks in Brussels Central Station. It is therefore recommended that university representatives stay at a hotel near Brussels Central Station or Brussels Zaventem Airport, as there is a train that connects the airport directly with Brussels Central. The trains run every 15-20 minutes and the one-way trip takes approximately 15 minutes. You will find a few hotel recommendations below:
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Phone: +800-325-35353 |
Holiday Inn Brussels Airport
Phone: +32-2-720-5865 | website
Near Central Station:
NH Hotel du Grand Sablon
Tel. +32 2 518 11 00 | website
Motel One Brussels Hotel
Phone : +32/2/ 2 09 61 10 | website
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Tel: +32 2 227 31 31 | website
Can I arrange visits to other international schools while in Brussels? It is possible to arrange visits to several area international schools. If you are interested in arranging a visit, you may contact Ms. Wendell Hausdorff at St. John’s International School (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr. Mark Andrews at the British School of Brussels (email@example.com), and/or Mr. Mark Stacey at the International School of Brussels (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.