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*WKU Faculty Led: Live, Study and Work in Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/06/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Length:
Short Term
 Program Type:
Internship, Study Abroad
 Housing Options:
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Prerequisite:
 Language Courses Offered:
 Number of Credits:
 Credit Type:
WKU Credit
 Class Eligibility:
1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
 Field of Study:
 Minimum GPA:
WKU Faculty Led
WKU Insurance
 Faculty Leader:
Kiasatpour, Sol
Program Description:
Many European countries have large Muslim populations and Belgium is no exception.  Mainly from Turkey and Morocco, Muslims in Belgium are faced with the core issue that all immigrant groups face—how to integrate and maintain their cultural and political identity.  As such, Brussels, which is almost a quarter Muslim, serves as an ideal location for a course on Islam and politics.  One of the key features of the program is that the Islam and Citizenship course is open to any Vesalius College student as well as other study abroad students.  Ultimately, WKU students will study alongside European and American students.  This diversity provides an environment for students to learn more about the politics and culture of the region.

  • PS 405:  Islam and Citizenship in Europe
  • PS 403:  Internship
*Students must take 6 credit hours on this program. *


Students will learn local culture and customs through home-stay experiences.

  • Undergraduate students in good standing.
  • Applicants must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required.
  • Applicants must have no current disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Applicants must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Current WKU students eligible to register for WKU courses are able to apply.
  • Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • Permission of instructor.

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