Student Exchange Program with Belgian Institution Established

| August 29, 2013

Webster University and Haute École de Bruxelles’ Département Traduction – Interprétation (ISTI) in Brussels, Belgium have formally signed an agreement for the exchange of students between the two institutions. The first exchange is scheduled for the Spring 2014 semester.

The partnership with ISTI was developed for students to become immersed in French language with particular emphasis in translation and interpretation. Exchange students particularly appreciate the unique experience of studying French in the heart of Europe, in a multicultural, safe environment that is only a few hours away from Paris, London and Amsterdam.

Rightly nicknamed “the Crossroads of Europe,” Brussels is a truly cosmopolitan city which is home to the European Union, NATO, numerous non-governmental organizations and multinational companies. It is a city  teeming with museums, theatres, clubs and restaurants boasting cuisine from just about every country imaginable.

How to Apply

Students interested in studying abroad in Spring 2014 must submit their study abroad application no later than Sept. 15, 2013. Applications can be downloaded from the Office of Study Abroad web site, or picked up in Sverdrup, room 207. Applications must be handed in, emailed or faxed in to the Office of Study Abroad by the deadline indicated. The same deadline pertains for applying for the free round-trip airline ticket under the Webster World Traveler Program (WWTP).

About the Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs & Interprètes (ISTI)

With a student population of nearly 1,000, ISTI offers university-level programs in translation and interpreting. ISTI has been training language specialists for some fifty years and has maintained its reputation in Europe for offering one of the most challenging programs in the field. In addition to pursuing careers in translation, a number of the students may go on to earn advanced degrees in education, history, international relations, communication, and cross-cultural studies.

The program “Programme de Français langue étrangère” offers classes in French as a foreign language and a number of courses on Belgian art, literature and government all given in French, but tailored for foreign speakers.

ISTI is located in the commune of Uccle, a green, residential area of Brussels that borders the Bois de la Cambre and is easily accessible by tram or bus.  The Université Libre de Bruxelles, just a few blocks away, and the nearby Place Flagey, a meeting place for the city’s music and art lovers, make the area a favorite among students and young adults.

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