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Belgium: Understanding the Global Public Sector - Impact and Influence of the European Union and NATO
Brussels, Belgium (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
Click for Tuition + Program Fee Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2017 11/01/2016 12/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate
Eligible GPA: 2.7 Living Arrangements: Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English Prerequisite: Approval from the School of Public Service prior to application
Liberal Studies Domain: None
Program Description:
This graduate program allows students to broaden their perspective on public-policy analysis and public service management in an international context. The course explores how globalization is affecting national governments and traditional cultures while encouraging the creation of international non-profits and supra-national governing agencies. Students will learn how large agencies, such as the European Union and NATO, are strengthening relationships and working more closely with grassroots organizations throughout the world.


Dr. Joe Schwieterman of the School of Public Service will teach MPS 575 in the Winter Quarter for which students will earn four credit hours.

MPS 575 - Understanding the Global Public Sector: Impact and Influence of the EU and NATO

Professor Joseph Schwieterman, faculty member in the School of Public Service, leads graduate students on a week-long learning experience in the "Capital of Europe," Brussels. Participants will learn firsthand about international public services through observing the European Union public policy process and the impact of its broad effects on the United States, including partnerships with non-profits and NGOs. Students will interact with officials from NATO and the EU and spend a day at the European Parliament. In addition, students will have the opportunity to visit a variety of non-profit and non-governmental organizations based in Brussels.



Students will stay at the historic Irish College in Leuven, about 20 minutes by train from Brussels. The College houses the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, which will host the group from DePaul and organize their stay. Facilities at the Institute include en-suite rooms, conference rooms, and a dining room.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click here for the program fee for your program.  Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the countrys local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students on the Brussels program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.


Questions about this program?  Contact Erica Spilde at espilde@depaul.edu or visit during open advising hours.


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