This three credit course will provide students with an opportunity to study business, economic, social and cultural ramifications of the European Economic and Monetary Union. This course includes lectures by professors from the University of Antwerp as well as corporate visits. In the past, corporate visits included Ford, KBC Bank, Chocolate Factory, and Nike as well as visits to the European Parliament and Commission in Brussels. Anticipated cultural tours also include: Brugge, Ghent, Amsterdam and Paris.
At least sophomore standing and enrolled in the College of Business
2.5 cumulative gpa; IMPORTANT NOTE: If after the fall semester, a student’s gpa falls below a 2.5, their application will be rescinded and the student cannot participate.
Cannot be on academic or university probation at time of application
Three academic business credits (INBU 4951)
A minimum of 20 students are needed for program to be held; first come, first serve.
A maximum of 25 students will be accepted
Each room has a private shower/toilet/bathroom
Daily breakfast buffet
Students are responsible for arriving in Antwerp, Belgium on their own; program airfare is NOT included in the $3,595 program cost. In November, students will be provided with flight information guidelines. Students will need to arrive at the hotel by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23rd; program ends at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11th.
$3,595 (EXCLUDING AIRFARE) -- This price includes:
Tuition for 3 academic undergraduate credits granted by Marquette University
Lodging for the duration of the trip
Continental breakfast buffet at the hotel
One additional meal, usually light lunches each day
Costs of admittance to class activities (e.g. , tours)
OTHER COSTS NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE FEES
International airfare (around $1,200 to $1,600)
Required MU international health insurance ($36)
Belgium’s second city and biggest port is Antwerp (Antwerpen/Anvers in Dutch/French) and wiithout a doubt, this charming city is the country’s capital of cool. It's long been a powerful magnet for everyone from fashion moguls and club queens to art lovers and diamond dealers. In the mid-16th century it was one of Europe’s most important cities and home to baroque superstar painter Pieter Paul Rubens, as you’ll be regularly reminded – there are numerous places to admire his works across the city. Despite many historical travails thereafter and severe WWII bombing, Antwerp retains an intriguing medieval heart with plenty of café-filled cobbled lanes, a riverside fortress and a truly impressive cathedral. Today Antwerp’s top drawcards are its truly vibrant fashion and entertainment scene, along with its startling architectural and cultural contrasts.