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Study Abroad Programs with European Studies

While abroad, I learned a great deal about the internal politics of the European Union as well as the economic effects of the recession on many different countries.

Matthew Floyd '13, CIEE Language and Culture, Alicante, Spain, Spring 2012


Belgium - ISEP: Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.7 GPA, junior or senior standing; French or Dutch language study recommended; prior coursework in your field strongly recommended.
  • Housing: Vesalius assists students in arranging housing, home stays available.
  • Details: Small English language liberal arts college, courses in business, international relations and communications (few advanced courses available) and established internships in Brussels for credit; study with local and international students; rich cultural environment; access to major university libraries in a key hub of the European Union, international diplomacy and commerce; French and Dutch language study available; high prevalence of English makes this a poor destination for language immersion.

Czech Republic – ISEP: Masaryk University, Brno

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring (TESOL only in spring).
  • Language: English and other languages, Czech.
  • Prereqs: Previous coursework relating to the understanding of Czech Republic.
  • Housing: Dormitory, stipend for meals in cafeteria.
  • Details: Second largest university in the country; 2 specialized programs in English: Central European Studies Program focuses on political and cultural transformations shaping the region; TESOL for teaching English to speakers of other languages in a cross-cultural environment; other courses in English include the Faculty of Education; International Club provides activities and excursions. 

Germany – Erfurt University, Erfurt (Ex)

  • Semesters: Spring, Academic year.
  • Language: German, English.
  • Prereqs: 2 years college German, previous coursework relative to the understanding of Germany.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Intensive German language at beginning of term; university courses in politics, development and international affairs, German as a second language with disciplinary focus; study with local students; no natural sciences; some courses taught partially or fully in English at this bi-lingual university; few non-native German speakers in Erfurt; region is historically rich with archives, museums and study centers; travel opportunities in Germany and Central Europe.
  • Scholarships: Available for study in Germany. See the Scholarships page.

Hungary – Eötvös Collegium, Budapest

  • Semesters: Fall, Academic year.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: Hungarian language and culture course strongly recommended.
  • Housing: Live in the Collégium, honors college of Eötvös University, with Hungarian students.
  • Details: Study with program students, courses in Hungarian language, history, art and culture, research seminar and a directed individual research project; museum project possible; option of a literature course in the Anglo-American Workshop; other university courses available; rich cultural environment; orientation to the city. 

Sweden: ISEP - Linneaus University, Växjö & Kalmar Campuses

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.75 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Broad curriculum available. Courses taught to both international and Swedish students. Courses in Scandinavian cultures and languages, history, film and literature.

Multiple other programs available in Europe through ISEP, CIEE, IES and others.



  • D: Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student.
  • Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student.
  • P: Provider program. Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses: 

Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. 

  • Higher: Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester.
  • Significantly Higher: $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last updated: 08/2010