|AGE||minimum 14 - maximum 18 years old upon arrival|
academic year, academic semester, term (12 weeks)
|ARRIVAL||- Academic Year: end of August - beginning of September
- Semester or term: end of August-beginning of September, or beginning of January
|ACCOMMODATIONS||volunteer host family|
|LANGUAGES||French or Dutch (participants can choose)|
The Belgian educational system is one of the most thorough in the world. Expectations are high and the students are asked to perform well. Participants will follow classes in a local school from Monday to Friday. The classes will include French or Dutch (native), Math, Biology, Geography, Physics, History, Physical Education, Foreign Language (second); and optional classes will include Economics or a third Foreign Language. The school year runs from September to June.
Participants will live with a Belgian family. Like family members, they will share the family's everyday life, participate in activities, and adapt to the family rules.
Included: host family search, screening and placement process; accommodation as described; school registration; transfer on arrival; 24-hour emergency support; coordinator assistance & progress reports; mandatory orientation; WEP support to obtain the permit of stay; administrative costs.
Not included: round trip transportation; local transportation if needed; school fees, lunch if taken at school; personal expenses; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; optional Brussels orientation.