The LUCA School of Arts encompasses many campuses in Belgium. Willamette students can apply for the Brussels and Ghent campuses.
Brussels is the de facto capital of the 28 State European Union, as it hosts a number of principal EU institutions. Brussels is officially bi-lingual in French and Dutch, but French is the lingua franca in the city. It is well-known for waffles, chocolate, fries and beer. The city center retains a medieval core and visitors can learn more about art nouveau, contemporary art, Old Dutch Masters, surrealists, and comic strips–all of which enjoy ample representation in the city’s museums.
Ghent is the capital of East Flanders which is in the Flemish region of Belgium. This is a lovely city that became a powerhouse in the wool and cloth trade during the Middle Ages. It still retains significant architecture from its medieval past including Gravensteen Castle and many canals. Paradoxically, the city does not host many tourists, but it is full of students due to its six universities. The total student population in Ghent tops 50,000 people.
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Students should apply for a department that matches their major at home. Knowledge of techniques as well as experience within the field is absolutely necessary to be accepted.
Some advice is available through the school, but housing is not always available or guaranteed.
The university is on a semester calendar, but only Spring semester is possible for Willamette students. Spring semester starts at the beginning of February and finishes at the end of June.
Students pay Willamette tuition and can use their usual funding. Additional scholarships for study abroad are available for this program.