Migration & Refugees: International Semester Social Work
Howest is a dynamic university of applied sciences, focused on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Its core values “serve - empower - care” stimulate an open, pluralistic and international outlook on education, research and service to society.
A Howest International Semester programme is a package of English-taught course units corresponding to at least 30 ECTS in total, which a Howest Bachelor programme offers as an option for semester exchange, to incoming students from its partner universities abroad, and as a study abroad option to other international students. Many of those course units are also followed by local Howest students, whereas the rest of the course units of theirBA programme are offered in Dutch. Flanders has very strict language laws for higher education.
The international semester on migration and refugees takes place in autumn as a block course with a wide range of modules. The modules include lectures, field trips, group works, testimonies of experts from the field and contact with people displaced due to conflict, war and persecution. The Social Work Programme affords to the students access to large network of NGO’s and government departments, so they can be in contact with experts from different fields. This is also helpful if they are interested in voluntary work as an international student of Howest.
The Autumn semester runs from September 18th 2017 until February 2nd 2018.
For exchange students sent by Erasmus and overseas partner institutions this course is tuition free. Non-exchange students pay a tuition fee of €1000 per semester.
For furher information about the international semester on migration and refugees read below.