Founded in 1988, Vesalius College is a liberal arts college that maintains a humanistic approach to teaching and learning with an emphasis on critical thinking and multiculturalism. ISA students are able to enroll in any courses offered at the college granted they meet any pre-requisites. The programs of Vesalius College are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO, Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie).
Recognized for outstanding programs for international students in English, Vesalius College offers courses in the following subject areas:
• International Affairs
• International Business
Additionally, Vesalius organizes internships for college credit to which ISA students are able to apply. Internships are typically available through a wide range of international organizations located in Brussels such as the EU, European Parliament, NGOs, law offices, multinational businesses, marketing, accounting, public relations firms, and more. With a student body of about 400, around 2/3 of the students studying at Vesalius are international students, providing a diverse and unique student population.
Vesalius College is just a 20 minute walk from the ISA Brussels office and has close ties to the VUB - the Dutch Free University in Brussels. Vesalius is located directly next to the VUB, and students are encouraged to take advantage of the many resources the VUB has to offer such as cafeterias, student cafes, sporting facilities, and more. Additionally, Vesalius has a strong focus on student life and has a very active student government as well as many clubs and organizations that ISA students are encouraged to join. The university is ranked 181st in the world in the 2014 QS World University Rankings.
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