IFE: Brussels Field Study & Internship Program

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Academic Program

Intensive coursework in Flemish language and Belgian culture for first five weeks followed by a full-time, twelve week internship and research project period.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Thierry Boucquey
  • Fields of study: French culture, international relations, European studies, politics, economics
  • Eligibility: Scripps GPA of 9.0; REQUIRED - completion of French 44 or equivalent with an average grade of 9.0 or higher in French classes; COSA STRONGLY RECOMMENDS -one or more French courses at 100 level or above.
  • Number of program participants: 5 -15

Living Arrangements

Housing options include a home stay with a Belgian family, a stay in a student dorm (foyer), or boarding house. Students prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid August to mid December
  • Spring: Mid January to mid June


  • Advising Tips: This program requires a language evaluation completed by the most recent French professor. One faculty reference is also required. The reference can also be from a job supervisor if it is relevant to internship plans.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Brussels and Los Angeles.