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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, French Housing: Apartment, Host Family
Academic Courses: HUM Program Length: Academic Year, Semester
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.70
Class Status: Sophomore Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Description:

CIEE in Belgium: Brussels - Business, Communications & Culture



The capital and largest city of Belgium is a mecca of art and culture. Brussels has emerged as the “Capital of Europe” in political and economic terms. It is at the forefront of European integration and EU policy and very international. It is very diverse in neighborhoods, restaurants, and languages. French is the dominant language, but Dutch and English are widely spoken.
The CIEE Advanced Liberal Arts program opened its doors in spring 2009 and is specifically designed for students with upper-level French language skills who want the challenge of direct matriculation within a European university. The program is particularly well suited for those with an interest in communications, language, literature, philosophy, history, political science, and business and economics. 

Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility

An overall GPA of 2.70 is required to be considered for this program. 

FALL SEMESTER: early September – late January (in some cases a program end of mid-December may be possible)
SPRING SEMESTER: Late January – late June
ACADEMIC YEAR: Early September – late June 
Students in BelgiumAREAS OF STUDY 
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology 


Click here to find the list of available courses.

Homestays (meals not included)
Shared housing (meals not included) 


1. Administrative Fee: $150

2. Belmont Tuition:

Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.

3. Airfare  
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare. 

4. Other 
Photo of BelgiumSTUDENT LIFE

Students visit destinations like Bruges, Luxembourg, Ypres, Liege, Tournai, and Aachen; weekend excursions may include sites like France (Normandy or Alsace) and Germany. Daytrips to the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, European Parliament and Commission in Brussels, NATO (SHAPE), in Mons, European Investment Bank, or European Court of Justice in Luxembourg may also occur. 

Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 1 
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.

This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
  • You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
  • Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
  • Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application. 


Jasmine Marecle

Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009

CIEE Business, Communications, and Culture Program in Brussels, Belgium

With its central location and position in Europe, and as capital of the European Union, there's no better spot than Brussels to examine international relations, European integration, business, politics, and the rapidly changing face of new media and communications. You'll be in the center of international finance and politics, deepening not only your understanding of communications, but also enjoying stunning architecture, a vibrant arts scene, and a vast cross section of cultures.

Study abroad in Brussels and you will: logo
  • Enroll in English-taught courses in communications, international relations, and Belgian culture
  • Do a for-credit internship with a local organization
  • Advance language skills in a French-taught course at the Université Libre de Bruxelles or a Dutch- taught course at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels
  • Participate in field trips to EU institutions and go on excursions in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Germany
Find out more.


Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2020 12/13/2020
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.