Belgium is where Europe comes together. Belgium is a compact country nestled between Germany, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the North Sea. The cosmopolitan nature of Brussels, capital of the European community, has created an open-minded and welcoming attitude towards foreigners. Belgians are known for being humble and welcoming, with a great sense of humor. There is more to Belgium than chocolate and waffles, it is the scene of a very rich cultural past (paintings, architecture) and thrilling present day artistic creativity (exhibitions, music, fashion, comic books, theater...).
Highlights of High School Programs
Exchange student in Belgium
The Belgian educational system is one of the most thorough in the world. Expectations are high for the students. Participants will follow classes in a local school from Monday to Friday. Those classes include French/Dutch, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Physics, History, Physical Education, Foreign Language (Dutch /French or English) and optional classes include Economics or a third Foreign Language. The school year runs from September to June.
Participants can choose to do the High School Program in Belgium either in French or in Dutch!
Where do students live?
Participants will live with a volunteer Belgian family. Like family members they will share the family’s everyday life, participate in activities and adapt to the family rules as if it were their own.
Classic High School is the traditional high school program that most students choose. This is the perfect choice for you who long for a genuine exchange experience. We match you with a carefully selected host family and high school in your chosen country. You can be placed in a bustling big city, charming coastal town, or on the countryside close to the nature. This is the program for you that are open-minded, and excited to try new things.