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Program Description

Study principles of business in a European context, and earn a concentration in European Business, while living in one of Europe’s most historical and progressive cities. As part of your program of study, you will take trips to several major European cities in and outside Belgium along with visiting their businesses, governmental institutions and various cultural sites.

Live at the Montpelier House, only one block away from the University you will be attending. All interesting spots are within easy walking distance, such as dozens of student pubs and clubs, one of the largest movie complexes in the world, the Royal Ballet, the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra and all pop, techno, rock and jazz concerts can be enjoyed at a reasonable student price.

Experience student life as the Europeans experience it. The University of Antwerp is home to students from all across Europe. Primarily, a business school, the University of Antwerp specializes in European Integration and the effects of economic and monetary union.

All course instruction is in English, meaning you won't need to take additional language courses prior to leaving for abroad. Students will stay in apartments near the historic University of Antwerp, just a short train ride away from Brussels, the heart of the European Union. Even though Flemish is the official language of Antwerp, English is spoken everywhere. Perhaps the biggest advantage of living in Belgium is its central location in Europe that offers students great opportunities to take short train rides to several amazing cities like Amsterdam, Paris, London, Dusseldorf/Cologne and Luxembourg during the weekends.

Note to IBUS majors: the Semester in Antwerp will not count as your semester abroad experience, since no foreign language is required.

Program Dates

Fall 2021: September 16 - December 14, 2021

Spring 2022: January 20 - April 26, 2022

Summer 2022: May 19 - August 3, 2022

Fall 2022: September 8 - December 12, 2022

Spring 2023: January 19 - April 24, 2023

Director

Molly Brown
E-mail: brownmg@jmu.edu 
Phone: 540-568-1697

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