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Liége is a university city with approximately 44,000 students. The borders of Liège (population 200,000) commercially include the surrounding towns of Ans, Herstal, Seraign & Saint Nicolas, which with Liège reflect a population of 750,000. This makes it Belgium’s third largest city after Brussels & Antwerp. It is located along the Meuse River in Belgium’s French speaking Wallonia region. A blend of new & old, the area offers landmarks dating to the medieval era. There is much to explore!
July 1 - 31, 2018
Offers a stimulating academic and cultural platform while exposing participants to a unique transnational perspective. Broaden your political perspective of the European Union (EU) by exploring culture and communication at the local, national, and global level. Experience life in five EU countries: Belgium, Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Based in Liège, Belgium, participants 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 (sign: €; code: EUR).
- 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) coursework is required PRIOR to departure from May 29-June 30, 2018 .
- COM263 17991 Intercultural Communication (3 cr) [C, G, SB]
- Instructor: Dr. Christine Beckman
- Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken COM263
- POS120 16882 World Politics (3 cr) [G, SB]
European Union Program Details
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.
The verbal and nonverbal language of politics in the U.S. has been heavily influenced by EU countries. For example, progressive politicians sat on the left in the French Parliament and conservatives sat on the right. That’s where the terms left of center and right of center originated from.
- POS 120 examines how the world is organized, how it got that way, and what that organization means for individual states and citizens.
- COM263 covers personal and social cultural identity concepts, principles, and skills with the goal of improving communication between people from different cultural backgrounds.
- We will visit NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. It has been newly designed to reflect unity and adaptability of the Alliance.
- Read detailed cultural information on Belgium provided by CultureGrams™.
Cultural excursions may vary from year to year.
- Tour of Leuven and Town Hall
See what students said about the Liege Archeological Tour!
- France: Paris
- Germany: Cologne
- Bastogne (province of Luxembourg)
- The Netherlands
Estimated Program Costs
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Refundable Lodging Deposit
Fully refundable as long as there is no damage to the lodging facilities.
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Tuition: 6 credits
|Tuition Due: 35 days prior to course start date Registration begins in March.|
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Group airfare through STA Travel will be available for $TBA. 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.
$150 airfare deposit deadline:
Meals are NOT included in program fee.
Not needed until you land in Belgium!
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|Textbooks||$ 125||Prior to start of class|
Dates to Remember
TUESDAYS: 1:30-2:15 pm
February 13, 2018
WEDNESDAYS: 6-6:45 pm
February 14, 2018
Financial Aid Workshops from 2:15-3:15 pm following Tuesday Info Sessions.
Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
MONDAYS 12:30-1:15 pm
February 12, 2018
THURSDAYS 1:45-2:30 PM
February 15, 2018
Financial Aid Workshops at Red Mountain from 1:15-2:15 pm following Monday Info Sessions.
Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
Friday, February 15, 2019
Maximum Award: $1,000
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 1, 2019
Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Complete online application.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Space is limited, so apply early to reserve your place!
Friday, March 22, 2019
Program Fee Deadline: March 22, 2019
Tuition Deadline: 35 days prior to course start date
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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.