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Study Abroad in Belgium

Leuven Belgium

Rosemont College students now have an opportunity to participate in a unique mutual exchange program with KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), in Belgium, one of the oldest Catholic universities in the world.

Rosemont students are able to attend KU Leuven for one or two semesters while enrolled as Rosemont students, continuing to pay Rosemont tuition and receive their financial aid. Students from KU Leuven will have the opportunity to attend Rosemont under a similar arrangement.

Because of the similarities of programs offered in the English language at KU Leuven, in most cases, Rosemont Students will be able to maintain their plan of study. Business, Literature, Cultural Anthropology, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science and Science are among the fields of study offered by KU Leuven. Courses taken at KU Leuven will be graded and counted as if they were taken at Rosemont.

During her own undergraduate program, Lisa M Dolling, Ph.D., Rosemont Provost, studied philosophy for a year at KU Leuven.

She said, “My time studying in Leuven changed my life in immeasurable ways. Not only did I receive a world-class education in philosophy, but I also had the opportunity to broaden my horizons in ways I never could have imagined. To this day, I consider Leuven my second home, having forged friendships that have lasted over three decades.“

Rosemont students interested in applying for or learning more about the exchange program with KU Leuven should contact the Office of Experiential Learning and Post Graduate Success. 

About KU Leuven

KU Leuven was founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V. Long the seat of intellectual life in Europe, KU Leuven consistently ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. It is 18 miles from Brussels, the capital of the European Union.

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university (Reuters) and ranks 48th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. As Belgium's largest university, KU Leuven welcomes close to 60,000 students, including 9,000 international students from over 140 countries.

Its 7,000 researchers are active in a comprehensive range of disciplines. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and international orientation. University Hospitals Leuven, its network of research hospitals, provides high-quality healthcare and develops new therapeutic and diagnostic insights with an emphasis on translational research.