Howest, University College West Flanders
In 1995 Howest,University College West Flanders merged with six prominent institutions of higher education in Flanders to become a single Higher Education Institution. Today about 6000 full-time students are enrolled at Howest pursuing 23 Bachelors covering a wide range of disciplines. Howest consists of five campuses situated in Bruges, Kortrijk and Ostend.
Flanders is the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium that borders on the North Sea. Exchange students will study at the Kortrijk campus. Kortrijk, known in French (and sometimes in English) as Courtrai, is a very dynamic town with about 75 thousand inhabitants, attracting shoppers from the wide surrounding areas to its cosy centre. It is also one of Greenville's Sister Cities!
Fall Semester: Early September to Mid January
Spring Semester: Early February to Late May
For more information about the academic calendar please visit the HOWEST main page and click on the Academic Calendar link.
HOWEST offers several International Semesters taught 100% in English. After students have been nominated by Furman and are completing the HOWEST application, they will choose one International Semesters program.
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As an exchange program participant, students will pay tuition and room directly to Furman as if they were a FU student for the semester. All Furman Aid, Federal Aid, and State Aid will apply to this program.
All students are welcome to apply for this program, but preference will be given to students with evidence of independence, strong applications, competitive GPAs, and interviews.
MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION
Accomodation: Students will have several housing options in Kortrijk.
Meals: Students will be expected to pay for their own meals.
Visa: Students will be required to obtain a visa to study in Belgium. You will receive more information about this upon acceptance.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Belgium is a safe country for students and travelers alike. Check out the Travel.State.gov page to see more information about the country.