Year & Gap: Spend the academic year living with a host family, attending a local high school, and learning the regional language. As the home to NATO and the European Union, Belgium is proud of its culture of intellectualism and pragmatism. Social life for teens often centers on family and small groups of friends. Belgian youth enjoy attending concerts, going to the movies or a lecture and sharing a drink or meal together. Attending high school in Belgium will be quite demanding as the country holds high educational standards. You will likely be places in the 5th or 6th grade (the 11th or 12th year) of what are called “general secondary schools.”
AFS-USA Grants & Scholarships
The opportunity to study abroad should be available to everyone, regardless of their financial means. Annually, we award scholarships to about half of our study abroad students.