- Brussels, Belgium
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- High School
- Program Description:
Chocolate. Waffles. Fries and more fries. Although the Belgian capital is well known for its fabulous street food, savvy students also know it as the epicenter of international relations.
For budding diplomats, all roads lead to Brussels. The seat of the European Union (EU) and NATO is an international hub for foreign dignitaries, diplomats, expats… and IR students. Unlike other major cities of its stature, Brussels is small and quiet with a charming, old-world feel. Streets are easy to navigate. While the most common language is French (followed by Dutch and German), most Belgians also speak or at least understand English.
Here you’ll be busy soaking up the culture and studying up on current events. Your schedule includes 15 hours a week in Model UN class, engaging in lively discussions and learning about the culture, history, people and pressing issues of the country you’ll represent. Over the course of 3 weeks you’ll develop and accelerate your skills in debate, diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, and more.
As part of your cultural education you’ll also tour historic and contemporary landmarks in Brussels, from the Royal Palace of the King and Queen of Belgium, to the multimedia Parlamentarium at the European Union (EU) visitors center. Once or twice a week you’ll gather with local high school students for cooking activities, pickup sports games, or visits to cultural exhibits and landmarks.
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Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Global Navigator Scholarships – available only through CIEE – make it easier for you and hundreds of other U.S. high school students to gain an edge from international exchange each summer. Scholarships range from 10 to 100 percent of the cost of tuition.
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