As the European Union capital, Brussels draws an impressive number of diplomats and international institutions – and an ever-deeper range of diverse cultures. Grab your front row seat to examine the political and economic issues of the day, and learn about the latest trends in new media and communications, in a lively and beautiful city.
TAKE CLASSES IN ENGLISH
and opt for one in Dutch or French if your skills match up.
LEARN ON THE GO
with visits to European Union institutions, as well as France, the Netherlands, and Germany.
BOOST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
with strong communications offerings, like intercultural communication, script writing for radio and television, international reporting in Brussels, and more.
See more of the region with day trips to Bruges, Luxembourg, Aachen, or Bastogne.
Take a three-day excursion to France to explore coastal Normandy or Alsace on the Swiss border.
Get involved on campus by joining a student club or taking advantage of sports facilities.
Explore favorites like Brussels Museum of Fine Arts and one of Belgium's celebrated chocolate factories.
Internships.Get credit and on-the-job experience in communications, business, or international affairs. Write for a weekly European magazine, monitor cases at the UE Court of Justice, or experience working at an accounting firm – so many possibilities! Internships are formalized in Brussels, following interviews and final word from sponsors. Proficiency in a second language is not required.
Peer support. Team up with Belgian students for a mix of social events and site visits that's sure to improve your Dutch or French.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Three-day orientation – an introduction to Belgian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Field trips and cultural activities
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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