your home
away from home

Welcome to the dynamic region of West Flanders, the perfect place to embark on an academic journey or build your career while enjoying a high quality of life!


Who we are

who we are

Excited about working or studying in West Flanders but feeling a bit anxious about the move? 

No worries, our team at International House West Flanders is here to help you out. With our support, you will feel like part of our community in no time. 

Discover what we can do to meet your specific needs— let’s embark on this journey together!

What we do

What we do

International House West Flanders is your partner in making West Flanders your new home:

  • Single Point of Contact (SPOC): Simplify your journey with one go-to place for all your needs and questions.
  • Multilingual information: Access a wealth of resources and guidance on our website or join one of our information sessions. 
  • Social integration: Dive into the vibrant social life of West Flanders through our community events and meet up with internationals and locals. 

Upcoming events

Whether you are an expat navigating your new surroundings or an international student eager to make connections, we have designed a range of events to meet your needs.

From casual coffee mornings to targeted information sessions: we have you covered! Below, you will find an overview of our upcoming events. Dive in to discover the perfect event format for you, and join us in building connections, gaining knowledge, and enjoying life in West Flanders.

Would you like more details about our events or register?

Contact us

Welcome meetings

Join our welcome meetings and discover what we can do for you! Meet our team, get tips & tricks, and connect with fellow internationals to make the most of your new life here. Sign up now and start your adventure in West Flanders with all the information and resources you need at your fingertips.

Voka O’Forty
Bedrijvencentrum O-Forty
Kapellestraat 138,
8020 Oostkamp


24/04 – 09:00-10:00
5/06 – 09:00-10:00
22/08 - 09:00-10:00
3/10 - 09:00-10:00
12/12 - 09:00-10:00

Information sessions

Dive into the essentials of living in West Flanders with our information sessions! Covering key topics such as health care, taxes, and buying/renting a house, our experts will provide you with a handy overview and practical tips. Don't miss out on the chance to get informed and tackle the challenges of relocation without feeling overwhelmed.

18/06 12:00 – 13:30
Health Care
3/9 12:00 – 13:30
Real Estate
19/11 12:00 – 13:30

International coffee mornings (monthly)

Start your day on a bright note with our monthly international coffee mornings @ Izy Coffee throughout West Flanders! Gather for a relaxed chat over a warm cup of coffee or tea with open-minded individuals from all over the world. The perfect setting to share stories and enjoy good company.

8/05 – Izy Coffee
12/06 – Izy Coffee
10/07 – Izy Coffee
21/08 – Izy Coffee
18/09 – Izy Coffee
9/10 - Izy Coffee
6/11 – Izy Coffee
4/12 – Izy Coffee


Unwind and connect with our afterworks! Join us at hidden gems and inspiring venues across West Flanders for a chance to meet new and old friends alike. Whether it's over a drink, a light snack, or just great conversation, these gatherings are the perfect way to relax and network in a casual atmosphere.

20/06 - Jules Bar
26/09 - Bar’N
19/12 - Moustache


Feeling a bit overwhelmed by moving to West Flanders? Don't go it alone—join one of the monthly drop-ins at International House West Flanders! Whether you're seeking support, advice, or answers to your burning questions, our team is there for you. It’s also a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other internationals, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and engage in social chats.

Our team

Davy Maes

Davy Maes

Charlotte Dekimpe

Charlotte Dekimpe