Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, & the Netherlands

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Program Brochure

Contact the Program Director

Diana Bullen

International Business
P:  480-461-7221
Office: S&D  BP43A-027


A valid passport is required to travel abroad. Passport Info Here


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]
    • Instructor: Diana Bullen
    • IBS298AC    Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken IBS101
  • POS120  World Politics (3 cr) [G, SB]
    • Instructor: Dr. Brian Dille
    • POS298AC  Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken POS120

Program Location

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 

Cultural excursions may vary from year to year.

See what students said about this tour!

*UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Estimated Program Costs

Expense Type Estimated Cost Deadline

Program Fee
Includes lodging, academic facilities, cultural excursions, in-country ground transportation, and secondary medical insurance.

$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

Registration Fee

Tuition: 6 credits
In-state: $86 per credit hour
Out-of-state: $206 per credit hour

$   15

$ 516

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.

Passport Information Available Here

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

    Title Date(s) More Information

    General Information Sessions

    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.)

    Thursdays: 1:30-2:15 pm

    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.

    Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion

    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.

    Scholarship Deadline

    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

    Program Application Deadline

    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! 

    Payment Deadlines

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Program Fee Deadline: March 24, 2017

    Tuition Deadline: Listed in your Student Center

    Cashier Services

    Mandatory Orientation

    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    9 am - 2 pm

    Room LB145 in the Elsner Library at the Southern & Dobson campus.

    You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation! There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.