As the Capital of Europe, Brussels is the ideal place for students of varying interests and major areas of study to enrich their academic experience. There is so much to do and relish in this very relaxed and livable capital city that is fashionable, creative and fun! Brussels is also the bilingual Capital of Belgium, with French and Dutch (Flemish) as official languages. It is a cosmopolitan city in which many different cultures live together and where different languages can be heard on each street.
Vesalius College is a small school with a large population of international students. Small class sizes and interactive learning environments allow faculty to challenge students not only to develop skills and knowledge important for their future careers, but also to think critically and develop themselves personally as citizens of an increasingly multicultural and globalized world. You can also engage with the campus community by joining the many student clubs and athletic teams.
- Gain professional experience and differentiate yourself in the eyes of future employers with an international internship! Apply to Vesalius College’s Internship Program to work with one of more than 40 local and international organizations.
- Examine the European Union’s perspectives on current world topics, and learn from experts in the field, by completing the college’s European Peace & Security Studies Certificate Program or join the Model European Union Program.
- Experience the diversity of Brussels, known as the de facto capital of the European Union, and its citizens through your coursework and homestay with a local family.
- Volunteer during your time in Brussels through Vesalius College’s partnership with Serve the City – an organization that assists community members in need through sports, music, arts, meals and friendship.
- Venture outside of Brussels with our RD as your guide as you explore other historically and culturally significant places in Belgium. Excursions outside of the city vary by semester, but in the past have included Ypres and the North Sea Ypres.