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Creighton in Belgium
Namur, Belgium (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Program Dates & Deadlines:||Click here to view|
|Restrictions:||Creighton applicants only|
|Program Sponsorship:||Creighton Sponsored Program||Program Type:||Exchange|
|Areas of Study:||Biology, Business, Economics, Finance, French & Francophone Studies, International Business, Political Science||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Language of Instruction:||English, French||Housing Options:||Apartment (Shared), University/Student Housing|
|Open to Non-Creighton Students?:||No|
Spend a semester in the heart of Europe! The University of Namur is a Jesuit institution located in Namur, the capital of Wallonia (the French speaking region of Belgium), which is close to Brussels. Students have direct access to the railway station, housing, shops, cinemas, theatres, and sports facilities. The university is situated conveniently in the city center. Read this to learn more about the city and university life. The charming town of Namur has many pedestrian streets and squares with excellent, affordable dining options for you to enjoy European city life. Plus, there are many festivals and outdoor events held throughout the year. For lovers of history or nature, the Ardennes (region) has lots to offer. You can easily live, study, and fall in love with Namur!
A special Welcome Session (orientation) kicks off each semester. The fall term runs from approximately mid-September to mid-January. Special arrangements can be made so Creighton students may complete final exams and return to the USA in time for the start of the Spring Semester at Creighton. The Spring Term runs from approximately 1 February to mid-May, with exams being held throughout the month of June. The academic calendar can be found here.
Heider College of Business Students Info
Spring 2017 University of Namur Flyer.pdf
Participants will pay tuition directly to Creighton University and receive the equivalent at University of Namur. Students will be responsible for all room and board fees (housing assistance through the University of Namur), insurance, visa costs, and travel or other incidental expenses. If eligible, institutional aid, federal financial aid, Tuition Remission, and Tuition Exchange (FACHEX) are portable. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries.
Creighton students will have access to very affordable on-campus housing in Kots. See the website for more information. Housing typically averages approximately 300 euros/month. On-campus housing is first-come-first serve, so apply early!
English courses are available for CU juniors and seniors (+ graduate students) in biology, business administration, finance, political science, and economics. Students who speak French may choose from courses in many different subject areas including: economics, social sciences, law, management, computer science, medicine, and the arts. For more course information, visit courses taught in English on the University of Namur's website. Students enroll in a total of 30 ECTS abroad, equivalent to 15 CU credits.
Sample Course Equivalencies for Heider College of Business Students (courses instructed in English)
The University offers French-language-learning courses both during Orientation and throughout the semester. It is highly encouraged that Creighton students participate in one or both of these opportunities to make the most of engaging in local culture. Information on learning French can be found here.
For students who want to take university-level courses instructed entirely in French, students must meet the minimal language proficiency of French Level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language. At Creighton University the equivalent of this proficiency is FRN 311. Intensive French instruction support is provided free of charge to all international students.
How to Apply
Students must first complete the CU Application to Study Abroad. Once complete, students will then submit the University of Namur's online application (external document), which must be accompanied by a Creighton University nomination letter form the Global Engagement Office (GEO).
Students wishing to take English-instructed courses in Business, Political Science, and Biology must be at least Junior standing at time of exchange semester. (See NOTE below.)
Students with the ability to take courses entirely taught in French are able to study abroad with Sophomore standing.
In addition, students must meet all Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements as outlined in Creighton's Study Abroad Policies & Procedures. The website providing helpful information for exchange students (you!) can be found here.
For questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.
To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
- Go to http://www.creighton.edu/creightonconnect/
- Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
- Log in with your NetID@creighton.edu and Blue Password
- Under Services, search “Cupich”
- Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2018||10/01/2017 **||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.