Belgium is where Europe comes together. Belgium is 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, and more).
Highlights of High School Programs
Exchange student in Belgium
The Belgian educational system is one of the most comprehensive in the world. International students can choose to pursue their high school studies in one of two languages, either Dutch or French. They 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.
Where do students live?
Be prepared for adventure while living with your welcoming host family in Belgium. You will experience a world of history, food, many cultures, and many languages! It is not uncommon for a host family to speak more than one language as Belgium is very diverse culturally. Families are happy to share their everyday life with foreign students by having them participate in activities and adapt to the family rules.
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.