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Fall Semester- Brussels Internship Program
Brussels, Belgium (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Furman applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 01/18/2016
02/08/2016 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Faculty Director or Program Advisor: Brent Nelson - Political Science, Thomas Smythe - Business Areas of Study: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, History, Political Science
Type of Course Credit: Combination: Furman and Transfer Credit Hours Per Term: 16 credits
Foreign Language Immersion: No Internship: Yes
Program Features: Internship Applicable Financial Aid: Federal Aid, Furman Institutional Aid, Furman Merit Based Scholarships, State Aid, Study Away Scholarship
Housing: Apartment
Program Description:

Fall 2016

OVERVIEWBrussels 2012

Brussels, Belgium is a prime location for Furman students to experience politics and policy making through academically rigorous internships. Students work in European Union (EU) institutions and the myriad of interests groups and interested companies that locate near them. The experience of living, working and studying in Brussels helps students understand what unites Europeans—and what divides them.

Students spend 17 weeks in Brussels taking four courses, one of which includes their internship. A Furman faculty director accompanies them as the instructor for two courses: an internship course and a travel-study course taught by the Furman director.  Tours in Europe are included in the travel-study course that visit sites of historical, political, economic and cultural imporance on at least three weekends. Students work part-time (20-25 hours) in the institutions of the European Union or organizations associated with the EU. They receive credit for the internship course and a travel-study course taught by the Furman director. Students also enroll in two courses at Vesalius College.


PSC 408 The Brussels Experience
Instructor: T. Smythe
Prerequisite: PSC-102
Internship in a European Union institution or related organization with appropriate academic perspectives.
4 credits.

IDS 372 Survey of European Issues
Instructor(s): T. Smythe
Survey of history, politics, economics, and culture of the European continent. Content will include appropriate
readings, guest lectures by European experts, structured group travel to selected sites, and independent travel
assignments. Open only to students participating in the Brussels travel study program. 4 credits.

The remaining two courses (8 credits) are taken at Vesalius College in Brussels.


The program is open to all Furman students, provided they have the prerequisites for the internship course they plan to take. Preference is given to students from participating departments (Business, Com Studies, Economics, History and Political Science) and graduating seniors. Preference will also be given to high academic achievers and individuals judged capable of handling the pressures of living, studying and traveling in Europe.


Students live in apartment-style housing in Brussels. Students are provided a per diem allowance for food.


The cost of participation is equivalent to the cost of tuition, room and board plus a $250 study away fee. Included in the program fee is international airfare, international health insurance, room, board, administrative program fees, and excursions associated with the travel-study course.


The students should expect to pay approximately $1500 in extra charges not included in the program fee for visas, fingerprinting, housing tax and a housing deposit.

This program is currently not accepting applications.