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July 2-August 1, 2017
Offering students and life-long learners in the community a stimulating academic and cultural platform to enhance global competence in any career, exposing participants to a unique transnational perspective.
Based in Liege, Belgium, known as the “Cockpit of Europe” due to its central location and many military campaigns that have been fought on its territories between other European powers, the participant will walk through the cobble stones of time, sense the intrigue and lavishness of past kingdoms, meander through castles and museums, feel the vestiges of centuries of history intermingled with today’s society.
Did You Know?
- Duffel bags and duffel coats get their name from the Belgian town of Duffel, where the thick wool cloth used to make them was historically manufactured.
- World War II's famous Battle of the Bulge was fought in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg.
- There are more castles per square mile in Belgium than anywhere else in the world.
- Belgium is famous for its chocolate and its beers, both of which Belgians claim are the best in the world!
- Currency used is the Euro.
- Read more detailed cultural information on Belgium provided by CultureGrams™
Belgium (2017). CultureGrams Online Edition.
Courses Offered (must take 6 credits)
- Hybrid (online & face-to-face) courses begin prior to departure from May 30-July 1.
- IBS101 Intro to International Business (3 cr) [G]
- POS120 World Politics (3 cr) [G, SB]
A Glimpse into the EU.
The focus of this program is to examine the interconnectedness amongst cultural values, globalization and its impact on the world economic systems. It will explore closely how the European Union functions and its impact not only in the world economic system at large but specifically how it affects the economic system in the USA.
The selected countries for this program (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) have pivotal roles within the European Union. The European Council sits in Brussels and it offers the perfect setting for the program and its focus.
Cultural excursions may vary from year to year.
See what students said about this tour!
- Louvre - Paris
- Cologne Cathedral* - Cologne
- Eau de Cologne Museum - Cologne
- Old Quarters and Fortifications* (Bock Castle)
- The Netherlands
Estimated Program Costs
|Expense Type||Estimated Cost||Deadline|
|$2,607||Program Fee Due: March 24, 2017|
Refundable Lodging Deposit
Fully refundable as long as there is no damage to the lodging facilities.
|$121.75||Lodging Deposit Due: March 24, 2017|
Tuition: 6 credits
|Tuition Due: 35 days prior to course start date Registration begins in March.|
|Airfare (estimated cost)||$1,600||
Your program director will provide you with instructions on purchasing airfare for your program. Only after you have received these instructions should you purchase airfare.
Meals are NOT included in program fee
|$ 900||Estimated allowance for meals while abroad (not covered in program fee).|
|TOTAL Estimated Costs||$5,759.75||
Includes program fee, tuition, airfare and meals.
Includes refundable lodging deposit of $121.75
Dependent upon chosen courses
|$ 250||Prior to start of class|
|$ 135||Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.|
European Union Program Details
- Central to the competencies learned in the IBS 101 course is how businesses function in an economic union and the global economy. The POS 120 course examines how the world is organized, how it got that way, and what that organization means for individual states and citizens.
- Students will visit local and multinational businesses and listen to business managers and directors share their expertise in EU economics while gaining intercultural competency.
- Read detailed cultural information on Belgium provided by CultureGrams™.
Dates to Remember
Wednesdays: 6-6:45 pm
September 14 & 28, 2016
October 12 & 26, 2016
November 9, 2016
Jan. 25 & Feb. 8, 2017
Room 608 AB in Building 38 (Use Compliance Services entrance at the south side of Bldg 38.)
September 15 & 29, 2016
October 13 & 27, 2016
November 10, 2016
Jan. 26 & Feb. 9, 2017
Enrollment Center EC115A (Building 39)
All Info Sessions located at the Southern & Dobson Campus
Financial Aid Workshops from 2:15-3:15 pm following Thursday Info Sessions.
For information, contact Juan Carlos Sanchez at 480.461.7312.
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2017 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2016
Workshops: Location: AS195 (SD Campus)
Monday, Sept., 26 at 10 am
Monday, Oct. 24 at 2 pm
For information, contact 480.833.9200 x3417.
Friday, February 16, 2018
11:59 pm MST
Get information on financial aid & grants, scholarships, and misc. resources for study abroad here.
Student must be accepted into a program PRIOR to applying for a scholarship.
Study Abroad Scholarship for Belgium
Friday, March 24, 2017
Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Complete online application.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Apply early to reserve your place!
Friday, March 24, 2017
Program Fee Deadline: March 24, 2017
Tuition Deadline: Listed in your Student Center
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9 am - 2 pm
You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation! There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.