After weeks of taking a well-deserved break with former First Lady Michelle Obama - including spending time in Palm Springs, hanging out with Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands and relaxing on movie mogul David Geffen's yacht - Mr Obama will return to the United States to host a town hall-style gathering with students at the University of Chicago. This public event would mark the start of President Obama's public life after the official end of his term. A spokesperson for Obama told the Chicago Tribune that about six people have been selected to appear on stage with the former president for a discussion.
The town hall meeting is not open to the public, but instead was opened to students and faculty from nearby universities.
The Democrat's first public appearance since leaving the White House in January will take place at the University of Chicago and feature young adults from area schools, according to organizers. The event is linked thematically with Obama's farewell address in Chicago, in which he emphasized the importance of being an active citizen. An advisory to Obama said that the event was part of his post-presidency goals.
His next known appearance after the town hall is next month in Boston, where he'll accept the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
Barack Obama is shown with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2016.
Those who said they voted for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly said Trump played more golf than Obama did during that time - 72% said Trump played more golf during his first 90 days.
President Donald Trump has played more golf in his first three months in office than President Barack Obama did, but a new a poll shows that many Trump voters don't believe as much. But the suggestion is that Obama will again steer clear from directly criticizing his successor, something he insisted was the right thing to do in his final weeks in office following Trump's election victory last November.
The Belgium visit is the first stop on Trump's first overseas trip as president.