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Fall Semester- Brussels Internship Program
Brussels, Belgium (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||Furman applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Program Type:||Faculty-led||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Faculty Director or Program Advisor:||Brent Nelson - Political Science, Jim Guth - Political Science||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|
BRUSSELS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
OVERVIEWBrussels, 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.
ACADEMICSPSC 508 The Brussels Experience
Instructor: B. Nelsen and J. Guth
Internship in a European Union institution or related organization with appropriate academic perspectives.
IDS 372 Survey of European Issues
Instructor(s): B. Nelsen/ J. Guth
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.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSThe 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.
HOUSINGStudents live in apartment-style housing in Brussels. Students are provided a per diem allowance for food.
PROGRAM FEEThe 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.
ADDITIONAL STUDENT EXPENSESThe 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.