Brussels plays a very important role in Europe as it is home to both NATO and the European Union. Students will receive individualized attention at this small private college, which offers courses taught entirely in English. Vesalius is ideal for undergraduate students interested in international affairs, business, communications and European studies. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in prestigious internships as a part of their course curriculum. Graduate level students can also take classes in the new one-year Master’s in European Policy program.
Brussels is known as the “Capital of Europe”. A city of approximately 2 million, it is the home of NATO and the European Commission. While largely francophone, Brussels is surrounded by Dutch-speaking communities, a peculiarity of interest in this small country with three national languages (French, Dutch and German). Visitors will be fascinated by the international and multicultural nature of this “small big city”, but will be comforted by the fact that nearly everyone knows at least some English, which is one reason many tourists call Brussels one of Europe’s friendliest cities. Brussels is also the home of some of the world’s most famous foods, drinks and cultural icons, such as “Pommes Frites” (French fries), waffles, chocolate, thousands of different types of beers, comic books (i.e. “TinTin”), Hercule Poirot, Eddie Merckx and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Brussels’ relatively central location offers an ideal starting point for international travel. Brussels is only 162 miles from Paris, 198 miles from London, 194 miles from Frankfurt and 108 miles from Amsterdam. Public transportation within Brussels as well as to and from Brussels is plentiful, well-designed and economical. For longer trips, students can find attractive fares on high-speed trains or discount airlines.
ISEP Exchange: undergraduate and graduate programs available for an academic year or semester
ISEP Direct: undergraduate and graduate programs available for an academic year, semester, or summer
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Summer program available.
Academic year: late August to mid-May
Semester 1: late August to mid-December
Semester 2: mid-January to mid-May.
Information about ISEP Direct fees and deadlines
The ISEP-Direct program fee includes the benefit package for: Tuition and Housing
ISEP-Direct Program fees:
Summer 2013: $6,450
Full Year 13-14: $18,200
Semester 1 13-14: $10,750
Semester 2 13-14: $10,750
For priority consideration, applications for the following semester should be received before February 15 and September 1 unless otherwise noted. Rolling admissions are considered for ISEP-Direct before these final application deadlines:
April 1, 2013
The Vesalius College Summer 2013 Program – “Focus on Europe” is situated in Brussels, “The Capital of Europe,” offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting six weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focused academic program and the opportunity to experience and explore the best of European culture and travel. The Vesalius College Summer Program consists of courses in the fields of Business, Communications and International Affairs, with a strong focus on Europe. In addition, there are a number of internship opportunities available in high-profile public and private organizations in Brussels.
See summer program information