Students from Rhodes College visit the University of Antwerp with the programme International Business Cases, Business in the EU and Religion in the Low Countries.
In this four-week programme, students learn about businesses in Antwerp, Belgium and its surrounding countries. The International business case studies that are discussed in a classroom setting are combined with business site visits that focus on the industries in which Belgium and France show historical advantages and expertise, such as the diamond, chocolate and beer industry. Other activities include behind-the-scenes visits to religious institutions and learning about how Belgian industries like fashion and chemistry have changed the European and global landscape.
As the students from Rhodes College are exposed to the cultural and religious history of Belgium and get acquainted with its business world, they will expand their horizon in a number of ways. The Rhodes College programme includes organised visits to important cities in not just Belgium, but also the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. Furthermore, it takes the students on a week-long trip through France. The students can add to this experience by making travel plans on their own and discovering Europe independently. Ultimately they develop an appreciation for a culture that is different from their own and thus become true global citizens.