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The ISA Brussels Office

The ISA office in Brussels is conveniently located just a 20 minute walk from Vesalius College and nearby many ISA apartments and homestays. The office is located on the ground floor of a beautiful typical Belgian building and has a lovely courtyard where students can relax or do homework on sunny days. The comfortable couches are the perfect place to relax between classes and watch a movie from the DVD library. In the study room you'll find computers and desk space to work on your homework. The ISA office also serves as a place where students can talk with the staff, their peers, hang out between classes or use the kitchen (make a coffee) or WiFi. The ISA resident staff hold office house Monday - Friday and are available to offer support with academics, housing, travel or any other part of your program.

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Vesalius College

Vesalius College is a liberal arts college that maintains a humanistic approach to teaching and learning with an emphasis on critical thinking and multiculturalism. Founded in 1988, it is a private English language college with 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.

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 offers three majors: Communications, International Affairs and International Business. ISA students are able to enroll in any courses offered at the college granted they meet any pre-requisites. Additionally, Vesalius organizes internships for college credit which ISA students are able to apply for. 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 and public relations firms and more.

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ISA Housing

Students will be housed throughout the city of Brussels in either apartments or with host families. All ISA housing is conveniently located near to public transportation or within walking distance of Vesalius College, making it very easy for students to get to school and to surrounding areas. All ISA housing is single gender.

Please Note: Students can request their prefered housing type, however housing assignments are based on availability and no requests can be guaranteed.

To learn more about housing assignments, please visit the "Housing" section of the Brussels page.

NOTE: A $750 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA apartments. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.