Brussels Field Study & Internship Program
Sponsor: Internships in Francophone Europe (IFE)
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Brussels: a space where multiple European cultures meet; a nation-state emblematic of and central to the great political and geopolitical constructs of the 19th century; emblematic also of the great European university tradition and of the tradition of humanism; an historically important European capital, and today the policy and decisional center of the European Union as well as home to a lively, multi-lingual, contemporary and urbanized European culture.
This small, intense program gives independent-minded students with strong French language skills the opportunity to complete a 12-week internship and independent research experience. The program has two phases: (1) 5 weeks of introductory courses on Belgium and its role in contemporary Europe as well as 15-20 hours of Dutch language instruction, (2) a 12-week intensive internship. The internship phase is coupled with an ongoing, weekly seminar course, culminating in a lengthy research paper written in French.
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To apply, Northwestern students must:
- Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
- Complete an IFE application by the program's deadline
Languages: French, Dutch
2 years or the equivalent of college-level French
Recommended: The Northwestern Department of French and Italian recommends that students take at least two to three 200-level French courses at Northwestern before beginning the program.
Housing:Apartments, foyers or homestays