** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Who can apply:
UMass Boston Students, UMass Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students
Language of Instruction:
Areas of Study:
Arabic Studies, Archaeology, Art History, Communications, Economics, English, Film Studies, French Studies, History, Management/Entrepreneurship, Philosophy, Political Science/International Relations, Religion/Theology, Sociology/Anthropology
Bring your advanced French skills to the heart of Europe for studies at CIEE’s prestigious partner school, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Students have full access to the curriculum at ULB. Classes are taught in French across academic areas including communications, language, literature, philosophy, history, political science, social sciences, business, and economics.
Students agree to speak only French during the program to encourage language and cultural acquisition. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
with coursework taught in French, in topics ranging from film to political science.
LEARN BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
With visits to Bruges, Liège or Leuven, and one of Belgium neighboring countries.
See more of the region with day trips to Leuven, Bruges, Liège, Ghent, or Antwerp. Take an overnight excursion to the Netherlands, France or Germany. Go on an urban graffiti tour, participate in a yoga class, make your own waffles, and see a soccer match
Get involved on campus by joining a student club or taking advantage of sports facilities
Explore favorites like Brussels Museum of Fine Arts and one of Belgium’s celebrated chocolate factories
Mentoring. ULB has a well-designed student mentoring network that CIEE students can tap in, connect in classes, and ease into campus life.
Talking café conversations. CIEE students can meet with ULB students at a local café to practice conversing in French.
Tandem learning. ULB’s program pairs students with Belgian students to foster language learning and participation in social activities. Students earn credit for this.
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
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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