Social Work for exchange students

At Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel, choosing a study program within social sciences stands for hands-on practical training. Students will learn through training, exercises, group assignments, visits and, of course, the internships.

Brussels is a cosmopolitan city where many cultures and nationalities converge. This offers countless opportunities but also many social challenges - an ideal laboratory for a social worker in training.

Erasmus + exchange in Social Work

We are happy to invite you to do an internship in Social Work, through the Erasmus+ exchange programme!

For more information on the specifics of the internship, please consult the courses and credits below. Make sure to verifiy the language requirements below.

Important Note: Taking courses as an exchange student is not possible for Social Work since the entire program is taught in Dutch.

Programme timing 

Fall semester: September 19, 2022 – February 3, 2023

  • Survival Dutch(*): September 5 - September 15, 2022
  • EhB Welcome Days: September 15 & 16, 2022
  • Internship period: September 19 – December 23, 2022
  • Winter holidays: December 24, 2022 - January 6, 2023
  • Examinations: January 9 - February 3, 2023

(*) We strongly recommend incoming (non-Dutch-speaking) students in the fall semester to participate in the Survival Dutch course.

Language requirements

Language proficiency: fluent (at least B2) in Dutch or French

 

Courses and credits

Field
Credits
Traineeship

Professional practice is an essential part of our educational program. All competences that are needed for our students to be able to work as a starting social worker, are trained and practiced here.

The internship takes place in different professional fields where social workers can practise their activities.
We offer internships in social services of schools (student guidance), hospitals, juvenile court, in mental health care, in first-line assistance, in homeless shelters, mutual insurance companies, labor unions, social movements, cultural and social artistic organisations, etc.

During the internship the student will learn and train the skills and competences which are needed to work with people, to assist people. The student will work in a team setting and will be trained and coached in order to act more and more autonomous as a beginning social worker. The student is supervised and assisted by the institution’s internship supervisor as well as by a supervisor within the organisation.

Language proficiency: fluent (at least B2) in Dutch or French

Semester
Fall
24
Survival Dutch

The aim of the "Survival Dutch" course is to master the basics of the Dutch language, both written and spoken. Starting from everyday situations, you will learn the necessary grammar and vocabulary in order to function in a Dutch speaking environment.

We strongly recommend incoming students to participate in the Survival Dutch course, organized prior to the start of the semester: from September 5th - 15th.

Languages of instruction: English and Dutch

Semester
Summer/Fall
3

Campus Bloemenhof & Kanal

Campus Bloemenhof

Campus Bloemenhof

Courses for this programme can be held at both the Bloemenhof campus and the Kanal campus.

Campus Bloemenhof is located in the city centre of Brussels. It is on the charming Bloemenhofplein, near the Dansaert district. The square looks particularly picturesque and dates back to the Middle Ages (Zespenningenstraat used to be one of the city gates where tolls were collected).

The biggest asset of this campus: the large roof terrace where you can have lunch and enjoy the beautiful view. It is rightly the showpiece of this campus. The city centre with its shops, restaurants and historic buildings is within walking distance.

Address
Zespenningenstraat 70
1000 Brussels

Find the Campus on Google Maps.

Campus Kanal

Campus Kanal

Courses for this programme can be held at both the Bloemenhof campus and the Kanal campus.

Campus Kanal is centrally located and easily accessible by bus, train, metro and bicycle. Located near the canal and in the Dansaert district, this campus is part of one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Brussels. On this new campus, we are committed to working closely with the neighbourhood, both in terms of lunch spots for students and activities with the surrounding schools. 

Campus Kanal is an environment where learning can take place in a variety of locations, at a variety of times and in a variety of forms. In the building you will find modular classrooms, practical classrooms (e.g. a hair and beauty salon), an outdoor classroom and learning spaces where students and teachers can plan (in)formal learning moments.

Address
Slotstraat 28
1000 Brussel

Find the Campus on Google Maps.

Study costs

Study costs are covered by the Erasmus+ Study agreement.

Additional costs are limited and are clearly mentioned on the course descriptions.

How to apply

1. Preliminary steps at your home institution

  • Your home institution needs to have an inter-institutional agreement with Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Check if this is the case by consulting with your home insititution or directly on the Mobility Online platform.
  • Follow the application process at your home institution in order to be nominated as a participant of the Erasmus+ program.
  • A B2 CEFR reference level in English is required. Check with your home institution and verify that you have reached this level.

2. Registering with EhB  

3. Completing the Learning Agreement Before in Mobility Online

  • Contact the Academic Erasmus coordinator of this course (contact details are on the bottom of this page) to define your academic exchange programme.
  • Write the details down in the Learning Agreement Before (in Mobility Online). Upload your Learning Agreement Before at least 1 month before the start of your exchange. 

Contact

Academic Erasmus coordinator: Lucie De Meyst
Administrative Erasmus coordinator: Lisa Huylebroeck