Located in western Europe, Belgium has about 40 miles of seacoast
on the North Sea, at the Strait of Dover.The Meuse and the Schelde, Belgium's principal rivers, are important commercial arteries.Belgium's strongly globalized economy and its transport infrastructure are integrated
with the rest of Europe.Its location at the heart of a highly industrialized region helped make it one of the world's 20 largest trading nations.Belgium is located in Western Europe,
on the North Sea, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.The capital, Brussels, is located in the middle of the country and is home to many important European organizations including the European
Union, the European
Commission, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
In addition to chocolates and beer, Belgium is famous for having the first newspaper in the world, which was printed in Antwerp.
Due to Belgium’s small area, the climate is relatively uniform throughout the country. The overall climate is temperate, with mild winters and cool summers, and a typical day is somewhat rainy and cloudy. The terrain includes flat plains, rolling hills, and mountains.
Belgium is well-known for the legion of cultural activities and sporting events available, particularly in Brussels. Students will find events and venues for music, painting, theater, film and other arts. Many events such as concerts and conferences have reduced rates available for students.
Cost of Living
The cost of living for students in Belgium is relatively low. In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to spend about €800 per month on living expenses, with about half of that going for housing. Regardless of nationality, full time students are allowed to work to help defray costs. Students from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) may be required to obtain a work permit.