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July 1-31, 2018
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 Liège, 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 (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) courses are held from May 29-June 30, 2018 PRIOR to departure.
- COM263 Intercultural Communication (3 cr) [C, G, SB]
- Instructor: Dr. Christine Beckman
- Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken COM263
- 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.
- Tour of Leuven and Town Hall
See what students said about the Liege Archeological Tour!
- France: Paris
- Germany: Cologne
- The Netherlands
Estimated Program Costs
|Expense Type||Estimated Cost||Deadline|
|$TBA||Program Fee Due: March 23, 2018|
Refundable Lodging Deposit
Fully refundable as long as there is no damage to the lodging facilities.
|$TBA||Lodging Deposit Due: March 23, 2018|
Tuition: 6 credits
|Tuition Due: 35 days prior to course start date Registration begins in March.|
|Airfare (estimated cost)||$1,700||
Your program director will provide you with instructions on purchasing airfare for your program. Only after you have received these instructions should you purchase airfare.
Meals are NOT included in program fee.
Not needed until you land in Belgium!
|TOTAL Estimated Costs||$TBA||
Includes program fee, tuition, airfare and meals.
Includes refundable lodging deposit of $TBA
Dependent upon chosen courses
|$ 250||Prior to start of class|
|$ 135||Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.|
European Union Program Details
- 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
TUESDAYS: 1:30-2:15 pm
September 12 & 26, 2017
WEDNESDAYS: 6-6:45 pm
September 13 & 27, 2017
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
September 11 & 25, 2017
THURSDAYS 1:45-2:30 PM
September 14 & 28, 2017
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 16, 2018
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 (Scholarship applications will open in October.)
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Complete online application. (Application will open in September.)
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Space is limited, so apply early to reserve your place!
Friday, March 23, 2018
Program Fee Deadline: March 23, 2018
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.