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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: French Housing Options: Apartment
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Archaeological Studies, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, French, History, Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology Program Type: CIEE
Admin Fees: Yes Application Fee: 50
Program Description:

Advanced Liberal Arts

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

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Program Overview

Bring your advanced French skills to the heart of Europe for studies at CIEE’s prestigious partner school, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Students have full access to the curriculum at ULB. Classes are taught in French across academic areas including communications, language, literature, philosophy, history, political science, social sciences, business, and economics.

Students agree to speak only French during the program to encourage language and cultural acquisition. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

with coursework taught in French, in topics ranging from film to political science.

LEARN BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

With visits to Bruges, Liège or Leuven, and one of Belgium neighboring countries.

JUMP INTO CAMPUS LIFE

with the help of ULB student mentors.

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Excursions & Activities

  • See more of the region with day trips to Leuven, Bruges, Liège, Ghent, or Antwerp. Take an overnight excursion to the Netherlands, France or Germany. Go on an urban graffiti tour, participate in a yoga class, make your own waffles, and see a soccer match
  • 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

Projects

Mentoring. ULB has a well-designed student mentoring network that CIEE students can tap in, connect in classes, and ease into campus life.

Talking café conversations.  CIEE students can meet with ULB students at a local café to practice conversing in French.  

Tandem learning. ULB’s program pairs students with Belgian students to foster language learning and participation in social activities. Students earn credit for this.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • 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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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 04/01/2020 09/07/2020 01/29/2021
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.