The American Women's

Club of Brussels

The American Women's Club of Brussels (AWCB), an asbl/vzw non-profit organization, was founded in 1949 by 36 American women who were living in Belgium.  It has since evolved to include both men and women of any nationality who share in the American spirit.

The mission of the AWCB is to:

  • Create a welcoming and supportive community where members and their families share interest in American Culture and the English language;
  • Provide social, cultural and philanthropic activities to help our members and their families achieve their fullest potential;
  • Encourage an awareness and understanding of Belgian culture.

We host a variety of events, large and small, in an effort to achieve our vision of "Sharing the American Spirit in Belgium."

The AWCB is entirely run by members who devote their time and skills voluntarily. Have a little time to give? Why not join in the fun!

The AWCB is proud to be a member of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (FAWCO), an international network of 64 clubs in 34 countries around the world.  Their mission is to build strong support networks for its American and international membership, improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas, and mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights.  

Each member of a FAWCO member club is automatically a member of FAWCO and is eligible to serve on committees, participate in conferences and meetings, and take part in activities.

Membership Benefits include:
  • Hands-on information on living, working, studying or travelling in 34 countries worldwide.
  • Student and house exchanges with FAWCO families.
  • Participation in NGO meetings on issues of importance to you.
  • Attendance of regional meetings and annual conferences.
  • Access to information on women's health, voting from overseas, educational support for children with special challenges, environmental projects around the world, literacy projects you can support or participate in, legislation in Washington that concerns US citizens living abroad.
  • You, your children and your pet charitable projects are eligible for FAWCO Foundation Scholarships and Relief and Development Awards. In 2001 The Foundation awarded $32,500 in scholarships and $20,000 to projects essentially to the benefit of women and children in developing countries.
  • Immediate, built-in support network through a local AWC should you move to another country or through FAWCO Alumnae USA should you return to the United States.
For more information, please visit the FAWCO website or contact the FAWCO representative for the AWCB at

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