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  • Locations: Brussels, Belgium
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:


What You Need to Know

Brussels is not just the world’s capital of chocolate, beer and the hub of the world’s cheapest airline! It is not just the city between London and Paris or Amsterdam and Cologne! It is not even just where the headquarters of the European Union, NATO and a number of UN agencies are based. It is truly the world’s top diplomatic city with more than 200 embassies, hundreds of think tanks, PR firms and consultancies, 1000 foreign correspondents, 3000 international organisations and more than 10,000 lobbyists based in the city. A city that more than half of its population come from all over the world, that offers a wide variety of multicultural events and venues to serve
this population, while maintaining one of the lowest crime rates in Europe.

Public diplomacy, journalism, and public relations students will pursue an internship and gain an understanding in a European and
global context in the heart of the European Union.  In addition, students will participate in weekly seminars with guest lectures by key European and international officials.

Possible internship categories include:
  • Search for Common Ground
  • Global Forum for Media Development
  • Brussels Press Club/Diplomatic Platform
  • European Journalism Center (Brussels Office)
  • Education International
  • Human Rights Watch (Brussels office)
  • Cervantes Institute
  • Goethe Institute
  • New Europe (Pan-European Newspaper)
  • Public Affairs section of the U.S. Mission
  • United Nations
  • Reporters Without Borders
  • Mostra Europe

Eligibility and Requirements

Both Syracuse University and visiting students are welcome to apply. Students must be a junior, senior, or graduate student. Students will be required to have a Skype interview with Professor George Terzis.

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Travel and Living

Students arrange and pay for their own round-trip transatlantic flight.

Graduate students can find their own housing in Brussels. Other students will be housed in shared rooms in a hotel in the center of Brussels. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change. SU Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.

Courses Public Diplomacy Internships in Brussels
COM 470, IPA 470, IRP 370/670 (IR students only, after Department approval), PAI 670, PRL 530/635, 3 or 6 Credits, Undergraduate/Graduate

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements. IR students must have their internship approved by the IR department in order to have it registered as IRP.


George Terzis is an associate professor as well as the Department Head of the Vesalius College Department of Communication Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium.  He is also a Senior Associate Researcher for the Institute of European Studies.  Dr. Terzis has studied all over the world: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), City University (London, UK), the University of Memphis (USA), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Netherlands), Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), the University of Pennsylvania (USA), and University of Oxford (Oxford, UK). He has also taught at the Cyprus University of Technology, University  of Missouri and Saint Louis University as a visiting professor and adjunct lecturer.  As an associate professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, he has taught: Journalism Studies, International Journalism, Political Communication, International Communication, European Communication Policies, and Public Diplomacy.

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 Students arrive  May 26, 2018
 Program ends  July 14, 2018* 
 Application Deadline   February 10*

*Applications received after February 10 will be considered if there is still space in the program.
*Please note that actual internships dates vary from student to student.


     UNDERGRADUATE (3 credits)
 Tuition  $3,603 (2017 rate) 
 Program Fee   $800 (estimated) 
 Housing Fee  $2,200 (estimated)
 Total  $6,603 (estimated)
         GRADUATE (3 credits)
 Tuition  $4,500 (2017 rate)
 Program Fee  $800 (estimated)
 Housing Fee  $2,200 (estimated)
 Total  $7,500 (estimated)

Please note: All costs are estimated and subject to change.

Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:

Air travel: $1,300
Books & Supplies: $150
Personal: $500
Meals: $800

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.


For questions on the application, please contact:
Kelsey Hanbach, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.