Belgium (BeMSA) - Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
1100000
5000
General surgery, Paediatric surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic surgery, Urology, Traumatology, Paediatrics, Cardiothoracic surgery, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Department can change
SCOPE: august/july, SCORE: august/july
2 SCOPE STUDENTS
2 SCORE STUDENTS
Pocket money
student flat / dormitory
See Belgian EC
https://www.facebook.com/bemsaulb/
LEOs
ULB LEO
OVERVIEW

Brussels is the vibrant and lively capital of Belgium. It is home to a very international community, being also the capital of the European Union.

Famous for its waffles, chocolate and beer it offers you not only that, but a huge variety of fun things to do and beautiful landmarks to see such as the ancient city center with the „grand place“ and the impressive „Atomium“ in the Western part of the city.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

During your internship, speaking English will be sufficient to communicate with the doctors and tutors. It would be nice for you to have notions in French in order to ensure a better communication with the patients, but it is not a requirement.

The internships will all take place in the University Hospital and its laboratories.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

Check out the IFMSA projects database to find more information about the specific research projects!
BOARDING
We will provide you with some pocket money to cover the expenses of one meal per working day.
LODGING

You will be staying at a dormitory close to the ULB. 

Each student has his or her own room with a bed, desk, closet and sink. The kitchen, showers and toilets are shared between the students of each floor. In each room there is a free wireless Internet connection.

TRANSPORTATION

Getting there

As Brussels is a very well connected city, you can come here by airplane, train or bus.

The contact person will either pick you up at the station or the airport. 

 

Getting around

Brussels isn’t actually as big as it seems. You can get around by bike or take a bus, a tram or the metro.

It’s fun to discover the different parts of the city as the “quartiers” change rapidly from Belgian- to Arabic- to African- to “European”-style.

If you want to go see other places in Belgium, you just hop on the train (5€ for a person under 25) and you will arrive at your dream-destination (inside of Belgium) in less than two hours.
SOCIAL PROGRAM

Your contact person will guide you around the city and show you the nicest places of Brussels.

During the weekends we will organize activities (such as an international dinner) and trips to other nice places around Belgium and meet other IFMSA-exchange-students.

MUST SEE
Places and monuments to see
  • the “Grand Place” and the ancient city center
  • the Atomium
  • the European Institutions
  • the “Mont des Arts” with Brussels nicest museums
  • the big parc “Cinquantenaire”
  • the African quartier “Matongé”
  • the quartier of Ixelles and its places Jourdan and Flagey (best Belgian fries!)

 Events

Prepare yourself for some awesome events in Brussels!!

During the whole summer, there will be the "Apéros Urbains": every Friday there will be an open air party at some other place in the city. This way you can discover different parts of the city while trying Belgium's best drinks and getting to know other people from all over the world!
http://www.aperos-urbains.be


In August, there will be the "Brussels Summer Festival": the whole city center of Brussels turns into a festival zone and there are wonderful concerts every day. The best thing about it: for students it's low budget :)
Check out http://bsf.be/ to see which bands will be playing this year!

Ask your contact person for other special summer events in Brussels, every year there are awesome festivals and get-together’s all over the city.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
No specific information