A key feature of the course is the 3-day field trip to Belgium, where students have the opportunity to learn about, network and create links with, key cultural institutions, international organisations, and NGOs at the heart of Europe. Hosted by Irish College Leuven, students follow a structured programme of events in Leuven and Brussels, including visits to EU institutions, NGOs and a range of cultural/art centres, as well as career sessions with graduates now working in Belgium.
The bulk of field trip costs (train/coach transfers in Belgium, accommodation, programme visits and activities, speaker fees, staff presence and support in situ, as well as administrative costs) is included in the fees. However, the fees do not include the following: coach/taxi transfers to/from Dublin airport, flights to/from Brussels, visa fees, travel insurance and subsistence.The field trip is assessed as part of the first semester's core module (for more details on this assessment, please consult the relevant core module descriptor )
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