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  • Locations: Namur, Belgium
  • Program Terms: Academic year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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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
Program Description:

Overview


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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, theaters, and sports facilities. The university is situated conveniently in the city center. 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!


Program Duration
A special Welcome Session (orientation) kicks off each semester. The Fall Term runs from approximately mid-September to mid-January, with course instruction ending around 15 December.  Special arrangements can be made so Creighton students may complete final exams early and return to the USA in time for either the holidays or 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.
Orientation Weeks Flyer
Orientation Weeks Schedule
Orientation Page and Namur Student Videos


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Costs

Financial Information
 
  Pay to Creighton Pay to Host University Student Responsibility N/A
Tuition X      
Room   X    
Board       X
Fees X      
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa     X  
Flight     X  
Creighton Security Program $100      

Financial Aid
If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. Please consult with the Creighton Financial Aid Office for questions on your specific program and situation.

In Effect for All Fall 2018 Participants and Beyond
Students may only participate in study abroad programs that are pre-approved by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) as part of an employee benefit remission program. Such participants must pay the difference between their employee benefit remission program and the special cost to Creighton University for the study abroad program. Regular registration and fees in addition to the tuition remission fee and any additional fees for special Creighton University programs (i.e. Global Scholars) are applicable during each study abroad semester. Short travel courses are not covered under the employee benefit remission program.

Housing
Creighton students will have access to very affordable on-campus housing in Kots. Visit the Namur website for more information. Housing typically averages approximately 300 euros/month. On-campus housing is first-come-first serve, so apply early!


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Academics


Coursework
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.  This includes a 3 ECTS French language orientation course.

Grading
From Fall 2018 onward, courses taken while studying abroad will transfer back to Creighton University with a letter grade.  These grades will be factored into your Creighton GPA.  Grade equivalency charts will be published on the study abroad website in early 2018 to help you understand how the grade abroad will reflect on your Creighton transcript.  This change is in contrast to the former "Pass/Fail" grade policy.

Sample Course Equivalencies for Heider College of Business Students (courses instructed in English)

 
Semester Code Course Title and Syllabus ECTS HCB Equivalent
Q1/Fall ECONM856 Applied Econometrics 5 ECO 418
Q1/Fall EDEVM331 Development & Institutions 5 ECO 528
Q1/Fall ECONM833 Empirical Finance 5 FIN 425
Q1/Fall EPOLB213 History & Theories of European Integration 3 ECO 479
Q1/Fall ECONM821 Population, Environment, & Governance 5 ECO 353
Q1/Fall ECONM825 Poverty & Livelihood Strategies 5 ECO 443
Q1/Fall ECGEB362 Risk, Decision, & Strategy 3 FIN 505
Q1/Fall ELFIM401 Financial Markets & Institutions: Economic Approaches 5 ECO 528
Q1/Fall ECONM822 Development & Institutions: Economic approaches 5 ECO 305
Q1/Fall EDEVM310 Seminar in Macroeconomics & Trade Policies 4 ECO 305
Q1/Fall ELMIM490 Business Intelligence 5 TBA
Q1/Fall ELOIM424 Business Process Management 5 TBA
Q1/Fall EDEVM301 Concepts & Methods 5 TBA
Q1/Fall ELMAM410 New Product Development & Launch 5 TBA
Q1/Fall ELMSM414 Operations Management and Business Logistics 5 TBA
Q1/Fall ELMSM414 Managing Servicescape - Introducing the World of Services 5 TBA
Q2/Spring ECONM654 Advanced Monetary Economics 5 TBA
Q2/Spring EPOLB654 Comparative Politics 5 TBA
Q2/Spring ECONM831 Corporate Finance & Financial Intermediation 5 TBA
Q2/Spring ELOIM422 Customer Relationship Management 5 TBA
Q2/Spring ELOIM422 Data Mining 5 TBA
Q2/Spring ELOIM423 Decision Analysis 5 TBA
    List to be updated...    

Language Learning
The University offers French-language-learning courses both during Orientation and throughout the semester.  Students are required to participate in at least one 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.

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Application


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).

Requirements
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.


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Contacts


For questions, please e-mail studyabroadadvisor@creighton.edu, 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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 09/03/2018 01/11/2019
NOTE: Fall 2018 Orientation: 3-14 September 2018 Finals can be scheduled in early January to not interfere with CU Spring 2019 Semester classes.
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** 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.