Information for term Summer Business, Communications + Culture
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Dates: May 29 – Jul 21, 2019 (8 weeks)
- Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.7 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
As the European Union capital, Brussels draws an impressive number of diplomats and international institutions – and a deepening array of cultures. This summer grab a front row seat to examine the political and economic issues in one of the region’s most lively and beautiful cities. CIEE’s partner school, Vesalius College, is your host for coursework, in English, on art, business, communications, criminal law, film, history, management, sustainability, and more. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
Choose from courses taught in English
in business, communications, and international relations, and a for-credit internship.
Learn on the go
with day trips to Bruges or Ghent, Namur or Liège, and the Ardennes area.
Live in a remarkably diverse city
where English is widely spoken.
European Union entities20
embassies and consulates200+
Location & CultureClick to Open
Charming, trendy restaurants and nightclubs, shopping, museums, and architecture make beautiful Brussels a must-see European destination. Headquarters of the European Union, Belgium’s capital is also recognized as the capital of Europe in political and economic terms. You’ll see the city’s international character in its neighborhoods, restaurants, and languages. French is the dominant language, though Dutch (Flemish) and English are widely spoken.
Excursions & Activities
See more of the region with day trips to Bruges, Dinant, or Namur.
Explore favorites like Brussels Museum of Fine Arts and one of Belgium’s celebrated chocolate factories.
Internships. Get credit and on-the-job experience with an unpaid internship through Vesalius College. Internships are competitive and proficiency in a second language is not required. Details are finalized upon acceptance into the program and a consequential interview with the internship provider.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Shared housing: Students have their own bedroom in shared apartments or homes of an owner or host with other CIEE students. First-rate public transportation makes commuting easy.
Studios: Students live in furnished studios, have their own bathroom and have access either to a shared kitchen or their own kitchenette.
Meals are not included in program fees.
Shared housing and studios: Meals are not provided, but students have access to cooking facilities, or can dine at university cafeterias or local restaurants.
Where You'll Study
Located at Vesalius College
Reliable, efficient public transportation make commuting easy.
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Program DetailsClick to Open
What you need to knowThe program details
Spend eight weeks in the European Union capital on coursework ranging from the Belgian brewing industry, global ethics, global politics and leadership, ethnic conflict, to economics of the European Union, European film history, international marketing, and more. Summer courses are taught by international professors and practitioners including political advisors, former Ambassadors, lawyers, business owners, journalists, and filmmakers. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings.
Vesalius College is an international, English-language college located just outside of central accredited higher education institutions offering undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in English to students from over 60 nationalities. CIEE Brussels is located near the Vesalius College and ULB campus.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.7.
- Total credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours
- Contact hours: Most courses: 45; credit - 3 per semester/4.5 quarter hours; Internship: 150 working hours; credit - 3 per semester/4.5 quarter hours
Students take two courses, or one course plus an internship.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
Summer 2019 CoursesClick to Open
Vesalius College Courses
Below are examples of Vesalius College courses. Actual course listings are available in the CIEE enrollment materials.
Art in Belgium
The Business of Beer: Economics, Marketing and Innovation
Principles of Organizational Management
Management Control Systems
Business Models and Leadership in Times of Transition
Global Sustainability and Society
"Gamification in Politics, Business and Communications: An Interdisciplinary Approach"
Introduction to Photojournalism
European Film, Culture and Contemporary Visions
"Human Rights and International Criminal Law: The Case of the International Criminal Court"
Ethnic Conflict, Transitional Justice and Post-conflict Reconstruction
Global Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and De-radicalization
History and Politics of the Modern Middle East
The European Union in the World
ScholarshipsClick to Open
Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
Dates, Deadlines & FeesClick to Open
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- 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
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
No Hidden Fees
Fees & Housing
|Summer 2019 8 weeks||May 29, 2019||Jul 21, 2019||
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $5,233 **
Housing = $1,450 ***
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $7,150
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $1,250
International Airfare = $1,400
Local Transportation = $240
Books & Supplies = $150
Personal expenses = $750Total Estimated Costs = $3,790
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** Most students are housed in apartments; however, a limited number of homestays will be available. No meals are included in the program fee for either housing option. After the program starts, homestay students will be billed approximately $560 for breakfast and evening weekday meals, in addition to the program housing costs.
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