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French-speaking Belgium, known as Wallonia, is in the south of the country, where the hillier terrain is dotted with ancient castles, adventure parks, caves and wildlife reserves. Students visiting the south can easily access the capital city, Brussels, which sits in its own small region in between Wallonia and Flanders.

Brussels, the unofficial capital of the European Union, is compact but diverse, with a mix of European, locals and immigrant Congolese, Turkish and Moroccan neighbourhoods. From historic architecture and the cheeky Mannaken- Pis peeing statue, to the gleaming EU buildings and hip Ixelles district, there’s always plenty to explore. Brussels is also a cultural hotspot, with jazz bars, theatre, opera and dozens of bars and nightclubs all within walking distance around the city. Belgium is the land of Tintin, the Smurfs, and chocolate – what’s not to love?

Eligibility Requirements

You must be 16, 17 or 18 years old

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Community Service Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Field Trips
  • Cultural Tours
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees

Let AFS guide your intercultural adventure

Kick-start your future with AFS and discover who you really are, make new lifetime friendships and immerse yourself in a fascinating intercultural experience.

This programme begins at your home country with a pre-departure orientation and continues with orientations, other supported learning activities and facilitated conversations which will help you maximize your experience, cope with the challenges of navigating a new culture and community as well as gain knowledge, skills, and a global understanding throughout your time abroad, and as you return to your home country. AFS volunteers will be there to support and guide you and your host family the whole way through.

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