This program will present the opportunity to learn about leadership and governance in a global society by visiting Brussels, which is the capital of the European Union, home to NATO, and the capital of Belgium. The program will also visit Flanders Fields, the site of the First World War.
SPEA in Brussels: Leadership and Governance in a Global Society
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- Program Dates
Dates in Belgium: May 24 - June 4, 2015
There are also three mandatory orientations from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday on the week of May 18, 2015.
- Academic Program
This program can fulfill a requirement for any IUPUI SPEA major, minor, or certificate. Students outside of SPEA can work with their academic advisor to determine if/how the SPEA course can fit into their degree.
Students will earn three credits through this program.
Undergraduate students will register into either:
- SPEA-V 450 (Governing and Leading in a Global Society)
- SPEA-J 450 (International Safety and Criminal Justice)
Graduate students will register into either:
- SPEA-V 598 (Governing and Leading in a Global Society)
- SPEA-J 550 (International Safety and Criminal Justice)
To view a draft syllabus of this course, go here.
The available coursework is particularly suited for, but not necessarily limited to, the following academic interests: Public Affairs and Administration, Criminal Justice, International Studies, Political Science, Business, and Economics.
- Additional Information
For more information, please contact the program director, Professor Laura Littlepage.
All information is subject to change. This site is neither a contract nor an offer to make a contract. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to change or discontinue a program at will. Please contact the Study Abroad Office if you have a disability and need assistance or special arrangements.
Students will stay at Aedifica rental apartments in Brussels. They have 3-bedroom apartments available, which should house approximately 4 students each.
The apartments have kitchens stocked with pots and pans, dishes, etc. for cooking so students will be able to eat at the apartment.
- Program Eligibility
You may apply if you:
All applicants must meet IUPUI’s minimum standard eligibility requirements. Additional requirements for this program include:
- Student must be enrolled at an Indiana University campus
- Student must be a junior or senior, or a graduate student
- Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
- Graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Student cannot be on academic or disciplinary probation
Student who are not in SPEA will need to work with their academic advisor in their school or department to learn how the course will fit into their degree plan.
Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are ineligible.
- Costs and Financial Aid
The budget is an estimate and is not meant to portray the exact cost of this program.
- Program fee: $2,350
- Program fee includes: housing, transportation to sites, entrance fees, welcome dinner and farewell dinner
- Airfare: $1,200
- Food/Meals: $600
- Local Transportation: $20
- Books/Supplies: $40
- Insurance: $30
- Passport: $140
- International study fee: $78
Estimated Total Cost: $4,458 + standard IUPUI tuition and fees
Costs will vary depending on the current exchange rate, airfare, and individual expenditures. Estimate does not include tuition. For information on tuition cost, visit the Office of the Bursar’s Tuition & Fee Estimator. Tuition fees will be affected by your student status at IUPUI.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
IU or IUPUI SPEA students: Students admitted into a SPEA degree program and participating in a SPEA overseas program (offerred either through Indianapolis or Bloomington) will receive a scholarship for half of the stated program fees, up to $2000.
For more information contact: Matthew Thompson, BS 3025, 317-274-4775, firstname.lastname@example.org
IU or IUPUI students: Honors College offers scholarships for study abroad. See your specific college’s website for details.
IUPUI students only: Many financial aid resources for which you are eligible are applicable to program costs. Please contact the administrators who oversee your financial aid and scholarship(s) for details on using these funds for your overseas experience. Visit abroad.iupui.edu for information on financial aid andscholarship opportunities specific to study abroad.
Please see our financial aid page for general information and links to additional scholarship opportunities.
- Program fee: $2,350