Semester or Year in Belgium


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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.
Location: Belgium
Language of Instruction: EnglishDutchFrench
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)

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.

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, view the following programs:

Artevelde University College in Ghent

Vesalius College in Brussels

For more information on the MAUI-Utrecht site in Belgium, check out MAUI-UTRECHT University of Antwerp

ISEP Universities:

Artevelde University College in Ghent

Vesalius College in Brussels

MAUI-Utrecht University:

University of Antwerp: For more information on how to apply, view the KU MAUI - Universiteit Antwerpen Application.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.

For more information about ISEP, contact Charlie Ambrose at chambrose@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott. 

For more information about MAUI-Utrecht, contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore at jmhunter@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott. 

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