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Semester or Year in Belgium

Semester or Year in Belgium
Explore Europe through Belgium! Although relatively small geographically, Belgium has a big role to play as home to the headquarters of both NATO and the European Union.
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
-Open to All Majors
Global & International Studies
Political Science
Communication Studies
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
  • Study in English in Belgium, the heart of the European Union
  • Credit-bearing internship opportunities with the EU, UN, and NATO, among other international organizations, available through Vesalius College in Brussels (ISEP)
  • Take business or communications classes in Ghent, a hidden gem among European cities (ISEP)
  • Attend university classes in Antwerp, a charming city boasting many excellent museums and historical monuments, a fast-paced nightlife, fine shopping districts, and a booming commercial center (MAUI-Utrecht)
Program Summary: 

ISEP and MAUI-Utrecht are total immersion programs. In most cases, ISEP and MAUI-Utrecht participants register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses and have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students at that institution. This means that a student applying for an ISEP or a MAUI-Utrecht site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.

For more information on ISEP sites in Belgium, look at the following programs:

Artevelde University College in Ghent

Vesalius College in Brussels

For more information on the MAUI-Utrecht site in Belgium, click here: MAUI-UTRECHT University of Antwerp


Explore Europe through Belgium! Although relatively small geographically, Belgium has a big role to play as home to the headquarters of both NATO and the European Union. Feel part of the student beat in your neighborhood of four major universities, and visualize your future as you cross paths with global business and political leaders in the cosmopolitan city of Brussels. Dive into networking as the majority of residents In Brussels speak English as well as French and Dutch. You will appreciate Antwerp's central location in Europe if you study at the University of Antwerp.

Academic Information: 
Further Reading: 

Contact Charlie Ambrose at chambrose@ku.edu for more information or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott. (ISEP)

Contact Jenna-Hunter Skidmore at jmhunter@ku.edu for more information or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott. (MAUI-Utrecht)

For program costs and deadlines, please refer to the program coordinator.


Study Abroad Information Center
To learn more about your study abroad options, we encourage you to visit the Study Abroad Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The Study Abroad Info Center offers walk-in advising for current and prospective students. Drop by to learn more about program options, make an appointment with a study abroad program coordinator, get information on scholarships and financial aid, and talk to returned study abroad students. We also encourage you to explore the resources available on our website to learn more about the application process, KU Core Approved programs, and the cost of study abroad. 

Study Abroad Information Center
Lippincott Hall, Room 105
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Hours: Monday - Friday. 9AM - 5 PM
Contact: studyabroad@ku.edu

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The financial aid officer will be happy to take any questions and can offer individual advising at the end of sessions for specific concerns. For those that cannot attend the weekly Info Sessions due to scheduling conflicts, we also offer appointments for financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.


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