BCA Brussels - Vesalius College

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WHY BCA BRUSSELSGain professional experience with an international internship! Apply to Vesalius College’s Internship Program to work with one of more than 40 local and international organizations with offices in Brussels including Human Rights Wa... read more

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A student studying abroad with BCA Study Abroad: Brussels - Vesalius College
Past Review Brussels Rocks!!
Spending a semester in Brussels was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only did I learn a lot about the Belgian culture and life in Europe in general, but I also met a lot of really cool people. I also learned a lot about myself. Everyone should spend time abroad. It's an amazing experience! - McPherson College View Entire Review
It was an amazing experience. The weather in Brussels is not very good, but the people there, the city and the location is amazing. It is easy to travel anywhere in Europe, very international - Bentley University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with BCA Study Abroad: Brussels - Vesalius College
I learned so much about the world and the different people that make up this world. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and to talk with them about how they view things and their experiences and stories from their home countries. It was more than worth the cost of the program as there is no other experience like it and... - Liberty University View Entire Review

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WHY BCA BRUSSELS


  • Gain professional experience with an international internship! Apply to Vesalius College’s Internship Program to work with one of more than 40 local and international organizations with offices in Brussels including Human Rights Watch, Mission to Macedonia, Oxfam International, UPS, MasterCard and ING Belgium.


  • Examine the European Union’s perspectives on current world topics and learn from experts in the field by completing the college’s European Peace & Security Studies Certificate Program or join the Model European Union program.

  • Experience the diversity of Brussels, known as the de facto capital of the European Union, and its citizens through your coursework and homestay with a local family. 



CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Live (and eat) like a local with the help of the BCA Brussels Resident Director who takes you on a culinary tour of Belgium! Indulge in uniquely Belgian dishes such as mussels and frites and of course waffles and chocolate and learn about their cultural significance. Venture outside of Brussels with our RD as your guide as you explore other historically and culturally significant locations in Belgium. BCA’s signature excursion may vary each semester but in the past students have visited the North Sea and Ypres to learn about the impact of WWI on the region and reflect on the way that the war is still being remembered today.

ACADEMICS
Vesalius College is a small school with a large population of international students representing more than 50 nationalities. Small class sizes and interactive learning environments allow faculty to challenge students not only to develop skills and knowledge important for their future careers, but also to think critically and develop themselves personally as citizens of an increasingly multicultural and globalized world. Exciting internship opportunities allow you to set yourself apart and show future employers that you have experience working in a foreign country, have a global network and can balance academics as well as professional commitments.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS 
Volunteer during your time in Brussels through Vesalius College’s partnership with Serve the City – an organization that assists community members in need through sports, music, arts, meals and friendship. Develop your expertise in European affairs by taking advantage of Brussels’ role as the “Capital of Europe” and attend lectures from important local and international leaders. You can also engage with the campus community by writing for the student newspaper, working for the student government and joining other clubs and athletic teams. Meanwhile, your host family will provide you with yet another prospective of Belgian life and culture.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Business
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • French Language, Literature
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Accounting
  • Dutch/Flemish Language, Literature
  • Economics
  • European Studies
  • International Law
  • Marketing
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
  • Political Science and Government
  • Security, Law Enforcement
  • Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communication
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • International Business
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
Minimum GPA:
2.7
Year Founded:
2003
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BCA Study Abroad has committed to increasing the number of study abroad students from diverse ethnic, faith, sexual orientation & gender identity and socio-economic backgrounds. As part of this mission, we strive to make studying abroad affordable for all students by offering various scholarship opportunities for BCA students. The BCA Semester Scholarship offers a $1,000 scholarship toward the cost of a BCA semester program. Students who are applying to study abroad for a year are eligible to apply for both semesters.

$1000

Deadlines:
Fall Semester Abroad: March 15 Spring Semester Abroad: October 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
To be considered, you must: Currently be enrolled at a U.S. college or university; Be accepted into a BCA program; Complete the BCA Scholarships Application Form; Submit a Financial Aid Letter; and Complete a Short Essay (250 – 500 words). Please see the BCA website for more details.

BCA is committed to supporting students from diverse ethnic, faith, sexual and gender identity and socio-economic backgrounds, including first-generation college students. Diversity Scholarships provide $1500 towards BCA semester programs and $1000 towards summer programs.

$1000 or $1500

Deadlines:
Fall Semester Abroad: March 15 (Award Notification: April 1) Spring Semester Abroad: October 15 (Award Notification: Nov 1) Summer Abroad: March 1 (Award Notification: March 15)

Guidelines/Requirements:
To be considered, you must: Currently be enrolled at a U.S. college or university; Be accepted into a BCA program; Complete the BCA Scholarships Application Form; Submit a Financial Aid Letter; and Complete a Short Essay (250 – 500 words). Please see the BCA website for more details.

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