ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Students will learn alongside other international students at Vesalius College, an American-style institution in the capital of Belgium that offers fascinating courses and impressive internship opportunities. Brussels is world famous for its gastronomy including mussels, fries, chocolate, and more—students rave about it! Besides that, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to hike, visit historic museums and monuments, explore nearby cities, and discover all the creativity and excitement that Brussels has to offer.
Around 300-400 students enroll in Vesalius College, and 2/3 of them are international students!
The maximum class size is anywhere from 25-35 students, but sometimes the roster may only consist of 5 or 6 students in certain classes.
Vesalius College provides a small and interactive learning environment with continuous assessment. Classes are taught in English and will follow an American-style format. Vesalius is registered with the Flemish government as an institution of higher education.
Check out campus life here! Besides entertainment and cultural events, you can participate in Vesalius College’s Serve the City volunteer group. Students can also partake in gym/sports activities at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a university associated with Vesalius College and within walking distance. See what’s available!
You will have a private room in the home of a Belgian host family so that you can immerse yourself in Belgian culture. You’ll share some meals with your host family during breakfast and dinner, but you will be responsible for meals outside your host home.
All U.S. citizens must obtain a student visa from a Belgian embassy or consulate in the U.S. in order to study in Belgium. Please consult the Belgian Embassy website at www.diplobel.org to determine to which consulate you will need to apply for a visa. Regulations are generally updated each May for the following academic year. It is important to call the consulate or embassy prior to getting your visa to ensure that you have the necessary documents and that you follow the proper procedures.
You do not need to know a language to participate in our program in Brussels. You will attend an American-style, English-language liberal arts College.