Review Overall Rating
I would never hire someone who had a degree from VeCo; it lacks the qualities of a serious place of learning.
VeCo is not where you go to get a degree or a serious education. It is a great place to go and pick up a few credits for the summer. It's like a community college - not a serious academic university.
VeCo does not seem to have any credibility backing it.
The administration was a joke and the tech support was worthless.
I liked my host family.
Other Reviews on Vesalius College - Study Abroad
Vesalius College - Study Abroad An exquisite an captivating summer abroad!
Reviewed by Nolan Kraszkiewicz on .
While the facilities were smaller in stature than what I expected, the academic output was great! The courses were unique and interesting and the Vesalius faculty was captivating and engaging. However, I would suggest pickin classes instructed by a foreign professor, not one visiting from the U.S.A. Vesalius is conveniently located near public transit stops. The city of Brussels is fascinating and thrilling! Needless to say, this summer session is one that had a great positive impact on me and is an experience I won't soon forget!
Vesalius College - Study Abroad I want to go back.
Reviewed by Peter Imhoff on .
I really enjoyed Vesalius, this local students were friendly and understanding and helped you get around the wonderful city of Belgium.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Great Location for Travel
Reviewed by Brianna Laffey on .
Overall I had a great time on my trip and stay in Brussels. Belgium is a gorgeous country. I had a lot of opportunities to travel and my internship was beyond amazing. I met some incredible people. I was robbed twice during my stay, and once being very aggressive, so you need to be cautious and aware of your surroundings at all time.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad it was a good experience
Reviewed by Natacha Maheshe on .
it was a good experience for the summer. not too demanding nor very difficult given that it was the summer, so we had time to enjoy ourselves outside class.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad I fell in love with Brussels.
Reviewed by Catherine Foradori on .
Brussels was a great city to break you into studying abroad. Vesalius is a college absolutely filled with kind, welcoming students and great professors who provide a challenging, yet fun atmosphere. I had an unfortunate experience with a homestay family, but I fixed it quickly on my own. I would suggest going with a friend to the program and getting an apartment instead of a homestay.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad I met very few people that really impacted my life that much.
Reviewed by Sheree Moody on .
I learned in Belgium, if you want something, you have to get it, even if you have no idea where to look. As I had been in Germany last summer, I found it easy to make friends. We challenged eachother intellectually and looked after eachother personally. I thought that was how it was. Belgium reminded me however, that meeting supportive friend is a gift from God, especially while abroad. For me Belgium was a very lonely place. I made little if any acquaintances which I would consider to be significant. Learning about the EU and attending that Sustainable Energy Conference (Thanks to Gloria-ISA) was one of the best things I have gotten to do while studing this degree, but it would have been nice to carry away from that experience some friends too.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Vesalius College welcomes new students with open arms.
Reviewed by Theresa Wolter on .
Vesalius is great in terms of welcoming students. However, some technical issues like printing and computers, as well as the general laid back attitude of the professors, can be slightly frustrating at times.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad The program is good but just needs some improvement.
Reviewed by Laura Myers on .
My favorite part of my trip was my homestay family. Really, that is what made everything worth it to me. Of course the classes required alot of work as well as my internship but what made it even better was having a place that I enjoyed coming home to. No matter what classes or internship you take you should always choose to stay with a homestay family.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Overall a good program
Reviewed by Melissa-Melody Marcan on .
It was a very good program; however, I wish there had been more emphasis on cultural immersion.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad great experience!
Reviewed by Megan Shawcross on .
I took democratic transitions in eastern europe and an internship, both were well organized and executed.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Exciting
Reviewed by Joseph Grohowski on .
The professors at Vesalius were very good. I really enjoyed the courses and the field trips within the city. Brussels is a beautiful city and has so much to offer.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Not the Best not the Worst
Reviewed by Scarlett O'Sullivan on .
Vesalius College is comprised of about 300 students in total. It consists of several classrooms in an office building which also houses other companies. Professors are rotating, so while you have the opportunity for a great teacher with an interesting and diverse background you may also end up with a teacher who isn't that invested in the course.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Best summer I have had
Reviewed by Andrew Gilligan on .
The experience was unforgettable and it makes you as an individual mature and forces you to put in the necessary effort to have a great experience. How good of a time you have depends on the effort that you make.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Worth it
Reviewed by Dylan Shearer on .
I had a great time. Belgium is awesome and the classes were great. Easy to travel.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad College Life in Brussels
Reviewed by István Kovács on .
I had a memorable experience in Brussels and perfectly satisfied with the education at Vesalius College.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Easy traveling all over Europe from Brussels
Reviewed by Paige Krzyskowski on .
The Brussels experience is one that cannot be missed! It is in the center of Europe and makes for the perfect "base camp" if you are planning to travel to lots of other places while in Europe. There is always something to do (because there are so many different museums and EU things going on). If museums are not your thing (because I know they are not my thing), there are lots of other things to do - there are great parks and forests to walk around and lounge in. There are lots of friendly people to meet near Luxemburg station, where all the EU trainees and interns go on Thursday nights. There are lots of small streets with little boutiques and antique shops. There is amazing food on every corner! I was easily able to travel around Brussels on public transportation, but more importantly, by utilizing Eurolines and RyanAir I was able to easily (and cheaply) travel to many other places such as London, Paris, and even Budapest! Don't be afraid to show up without a plan. People are friendly and if you ask they will help you out. Planning a trip once you are there is easy - especially if you get an amazing home stay family who is more than willing to help you.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Summer school much better than I expected
Reviewed by Wanjiku Karinge on .
Summer school in Belgium was amazing, and better than I expected. My peers were very friendly and my professor made statistics such a fun subject to learn ( this is if maths isn't your favorite subject)
Vesalius College - Study Abroad belgium's dark side
Reviewed by nicole bruening on .
belgium is not a place i would want to revisit. although i had a wonderful internship, my classes were terrible. i didn't learn a thing and i had an american professor so as for the cultural experience, there was none. it rains everyday and is a typical dirty city. i enjoyed the experience of the internship but if i had the offer to do it again i would not take it.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad This college should immerse interntional students better.
Reviewed by Kayla Cole on .
I think that the College should put a little more effort into making the new students feel welcome and to helping them learn more about the college. I also did not feel that the academic system was very strong at this college, so it was a very relaxed learning experience.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Disappointed
Reviewed by Autumn Bullard on .
i very much enjoyed Belgium and Europe and many people I had the pleasure to encounter, but the Vesalius College and my host family were below average. I am still extremely grateful for the opportunity I was given and will always cherish the four months as some of the greatest times of my life.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Tower Review
Reviewed by Jonathon Tower on .
The internship experience was messed up and not clear but the classes were okay. Wish the classes were not fully paper based, could change that.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad understanding european union
Reviewed by latevi lawson-chroco on .
great course great professor
Vesalius College - Study Abroad The VeCo Experience
Reviewed by Joe DeMarini on .
Classes were good and the teachers were great. The only thing that I wish there were more of was student activities. There weren't many VeCo-sponsored opportunities for students to socialize outside of school, unfortunately.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad very good
Reviewed by Ryan Bartlett on .
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Review
Reviewed by Emily Holtzhouser on .
I thought this program was great. The school staff and faculty are incredibly friendly and know what they are doing and talking about. Brussels is amazing and Vesalius is an awesome place.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad The Stay in Belgium
Reviewed by Corey Chestnut on .
for my first study abroad trip, I am very glad I picked the Vesalius program. The administrative staff and faculty at the school are very helpful.
Also, Brussels is a city for a safe adventurer like myself; It allowed me the cultural diversity that Europe has to offer, with the presence of many English speaking natives.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad A Great Place
Reviewed by Duncan Taylor on .
I loved studying in Belgium, because I was able to see the workings of European Union politics. I was also able to travel around Europe and be exposed to many different cultures. This is an opportunity I would recommend to everyone.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Academic dissapointment
Reviewed by alex edrenkin on .
Vesalius college would be considered at the level of a high school compared to universities in the US. This was in no way a challenging, thought provoking, or culturally immersive experience. On the cultural side, Vesalius facilitates an ''America in Brussels'', a far cry from an immersive experience in another country. They bring the students together, roughly 70% of which are American, for events which are contained to said students, leaving little room for outside contact. This devalues the experience of studying abroad because the cultural aspect is lost. I would recommend studying at VUB or HUB instead.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Vesalius College - a good choice for English-speakers
Reviewed by Ian Gorecki on .
Vesalius College is a good choice for students who would like to study in Brussels, but who are unable to do so in either French or Dutch. The school provides quality courses, although they are fairly limited in quantity. The professors are generally competent and helpful. The school is a friendly environment, although it somewhat limits student's ability to immerse themselves in the culture of the country. The administration is the low point of the school, and any student of Vesalius will find themselves jumping through many unnecessary hoops to achieve even the most minor administrative task. However, this is fairly common in Belgium, and is not unique to Vesalius.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad teacher
Reviewed by Frances Gonzalez on .
the best teachers, they explain very well
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Brussels is Bliss.
Reviewed by Bridgit Kasperski on .
I had the time of my life in Brussels. I made so many wonderful friends that I am still close with today. Everyday was a true adventure. I became inseparable with my host family and they not only taught me about their culture and language they taught me about love, patience, friendship, and life. They have effected my life forever and made me such a stronger person. I feel so much braver, brighter, and freer after this experience. I am forever grateful that I was able to come here and forever blessed for those that walked into my life while staying in Brussels.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Unimpressed
Reviewed by Caroline Johnson on .
Brussels is an amazing city with a lot to offer being the cosmopolitan center of Europe that it is. I took 2 courses at Vesalius and 2 at the University of Brussels. If you want to feel like you're actually living in an another country, go to a native school like ULB. Vesalius is mostly American study abroad students with a few travelers from other countries in the mix, and those who are full-time students really could care less about the study abroad students trying to branch out and learn a little about Brussels. Classes are taught in English and most professors are American, so you feel like you're home and not getting much of a cultural experience at all. Don't expect to be practicing much French or Dutch here either- all the students speak English too. One of the only good things Vesalius has to offer is its connection to many great internship opportunities. If you have to go to Vesalius, DEFINITELY do an internship; it will make your experience abroad much more worthwhile.
Vesalius College - Study Abroad Great Cultural Experience Through Vesalius College
Reviewed by Courtney Krebs on .
My study abroad experience was without a doubt the greatest experience of my life. I had a host family that was so kind to me. My host mother was extremely helpful and hospitable and really helped in showing me around Brussels. I doubt I would have made it to class on time if she wouldn't have shown me how to use the various public transportation around Brussels. Vesalius College was extremely helpful. I really enjoyed that they took the time to show all the students around the campus. I thought the program at Vesalius was extremely well organized. The first day they have an orientation with plenty of information needed to get through the first week of class. I never felt lost or confused because there was always someone available when I needed help. The staff at Vesalius is very helpful. I also thought it was nice that they take the time to include a "Tour of Brussels." Vesalius really thinks about the needs of international students who are new to foreign countries and really take the time to make them feel welcome, which I appreciated. The college campus is very accommodating, as is the building where I had my classes at Vesalius. It is very close to public transportation making it very easy to travel to and from. It is also an added bonus that there is a bar on campus! The first week Vesalius encourages students to come out to the bar, meet the new students, and overall just get adjusted with the campus. I met some incredible people at Vesalius from all over the world. I couldn't have imagined my study abroad experience without the inclusion of Vesalius. Their program really is one of a kind.