CIEE: Brussels - Business, Communications and Culture

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This program is especially suited for students majoring in international affairs, communications, and economics who have a keen interest in the European Union. Program Snapshot * Take English-taught courses in communications, internatio... read more

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I learned how to be independent and live completely on my own. Being in Europe was worthwhile. However, being in Belgium was not. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I loved studying abroad here. I learned so much and really grew as a person. - Winona State University View Entire Review
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America is not as great as it may seem - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I gained new insights into other cultures, became comfortable with travelling on my own, and made lifelong friends. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
New found sense of confidence in myself- meeting new people, out of my comfort zone, traveling alone/with friends, not understanding the languages, trying new foods/drinks, keeping contact with family and friends. - George Washington University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and self-sufficient in my living abilities. Living in Brussels forced me to learn to shop/cook for myself, manage my expenses, and get myself from point A to point B using local transportation. There are parts of my experience I loved, the traveling and the few good friends that I made, but overal... - Trinity University View Entire Review
first-hand look at European culture. Definitely worth every second - Fordham University View Entire Review
Gained the experience of being submerged into another culture that I would of never got to experience by just traveling for a short time...it was so worthwhile! - Bryant University View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. The best experience of my life. No question. View Entire Review
I could live somewhere else and be more open. Because a problem a lot of american students had when we arrived was comparing everything to America and if it wasn't like what we were used to, then it wasn't right. So we had to change the way we looked at things. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
September 16, 2019 Good!
it helped me grow a lot by being alone and not knowing anyone prior to getting in the program. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much during my time abroad! I made infinite amounts of experiences, TBTs, and memories! I improved in my French, learned about the complexities of the country, and visited places that I will always remember. I learned about Belgium's history, politics, culture, the arts, social life, food, language, and importance i... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Brussels - Buisness, Communications and Culture
I learned a lot about the culture, adapting to new environments, living in the moment, and trusting myself. It was amazing and worthwhile and I would do it again! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Brussels - Buisness, Communications and Culture
I learned to be more independent and confident in myself than I thought possible. I realized that there is such a big world out there waiting to be further explored. I met people from all walks of life and all over the world. I came to realize that meeting new people is so beneficial to oneself and it's easy to find something in... - Vesalius College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and the country. I made a lot of great friends but all Americans. Worth it for the travel and culture. Academically screwed me up for the rest of my time at college. - Vesalius College View Entire Review
lots of new American friends, an international perspective, lots of cultural knowledge, a huge obsession with all types of beer. it was so worthwhile. - Villanova University View Entire Review
The knowledge that if I can survive going to Europe for a semester without knowing anyone and thrive than I can survive anything. It was definitely worthwhile - Villanova University View Entire Review
• Flexibility and adaptability across cultural and language barriers, open-mindedness • Problem solving and stress management • Independence, assertiveness, self reliance, and self knowledge - Bryant University View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. The best experience of my life. No question. - Providence College View Entire Review

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This program is especially suited for students majoring in international affairs, communications, and economics who have a keen interest in the European Union.

Program Snapshot

* Take English-taught courses in communications, international relations, and Belgian culture; work with a local organization through a for-credit internship
* Advance your language skills in French-taught courses at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Dutch-taught courses at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels
* Join CIEE on field trips to EU institutions, excursions within Belgium and to France, the Netherlands, and Germany, and local cultural activities

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • Dutch
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • European Studies
  • Dutch/Flemish Language, Literature
  • French Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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