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  • Locations: Brussels, Belgium
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 11/01/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Culture, Economics, European Studies, Finance, French, History, Human Resources Management, Humanities, International Business, International Management, International Studies, Internship, Law, Marketing, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type: Apartment (alone), Double-occupancy room, Family home-stay, Other, Shared apartment, Single-occupancy room, Student responsibility
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Budget Friendly, U of M Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Payable Amount: $350
Program Description:

Vesalius College

Program Description: Vesalius College (VeCo) is a liberal arts-style college with an interdisciplinary perspective. The College was founded by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Boston University in 1987 to offer undergraduate education in English in Brussels.  VeCo is a tight-knit yet diverse college with a student body of approximately 300. With a high professor-student ratio, faculty members are accessible and able to take a personal interest in the success of their students. Over 60 nationalities are represented among the College’s student body, representing the diversity that is characteristic of Brussels, the bilingual capital of Belgium and ‘Capital of Europe’.
Program Fee Included in Program Fee Not Included in Program Fee
UofM In-State Tuition for 15 Credit Hours
$350 Application Fee 
  • Tuition
  • $350 Application Fee
  • Round-Trip Airfare
  • Housing
  • International Health Insurance
  • Meals
  • Incidentals & Personal Expense
Direct Program: Students who are not placed into the exchange program may be considered for the direct program. Tuition for the direct program is $7,600*. The program fee does not include housing, food, insurance, round trip airfare or personal expenses.

Please note: Both the exchange and direct programs are only open to juniors and seniors.

Program Location: Brussels is a cosmopolitan city which is home to European Union institutions, NATO and numerous international organizations and multinational companies. Students can benefit from this international setting through Vesalius College’s academic programs which have a strong European focus, the Vesalius Internship Program which offers exciting professional opportunities at leading companies and organizations, or by attending guest lectures and workshops given by local practitioners and experts. 
Course Options   

Internship Program: Vesalius College offers a variety of internships to students.The Vesalius Internship Program is open to study abroad students. Internship placements are at prestigious and internationally renowned organizations and companies, ranging from European institutions to small start up businesses, from think tanks to international corporations. For a list of potential internship placements please go here.
Campus Life   Living in Brussels

Accommodations: Students have the option of a family homestay, arrange independent housing, or to utilize an Independent Housing Placement Service. Cost for housing is estimated at $3,750. For more information regarding housing please go here.
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