Education and Training
The Irish College Leuven, from its strategic location, draws on expertise from across Brussels, Benelux and the wider European Union to research, design and deliver bespoke residential education and training programmes and events for higher education authorities, business organisations, public sector bodies and voluntary and community associations.
With a track record of thirty five years, the Irish College Leuven has a proud history of meeting its clients’ academic, professional development and business enhancement needs.
Programmes developed by the College provide for the opportunity to investigate best practice and benchmarking; integrate education curriculums; enrich corporate training courses and explore new opportunities to access funding and develop new markets.
In arranging programmes the College looks after all ground transport and transfers, logistics, catering and accommodation. This provides clients with a seamless experience from start to finish.
The Irish College Leuven’s extensive network, at the heart of Europe, provides unique access to key decision makers, leading academics and top business leaders.
Built up over three decades the network extends from Leuven to the EU Quarter in Brussels, Benelux and wider Europe.
The College’s partnership with Europe’s number 1 university for innovation, KU Leuven, access to local Fortune 500 companies and indigenous SMEs, and regular engagement with EU institutions provides the College with a wide range of speakers and opportunities for site visits that can be tailored for each client to make their experience unique.
European Studies Course and Internship
The Irish College Leuven in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration (Ireland) delivers an accredited three-month programme for US Students who want to gain knowledge and experience in European Studies that includes an internship at the European Parliament, Brussels.
Students stay at the Irish College and undertake an academic programme with the support of KU Leuven covering European topics in the history and development of the European Union, European Union Law, Economics of European Integration, Comparative European Politics and European Culture.
The programme is further enhanced with the opportunity to work with the European Parliament and gain first-hand experience working in one of the world's leading democratic institutions.
School and Community Programmes
Secondary School’s European Programme
The Irish College Leuven offers schools unique study visits to the heart of Europe. Aimed at second-level students, programmes are tailored to focus on the interest of the school and the students. There are opportunities to organise programmes around STEM subjects, politics, history, art and music or other areas that will engage students in the European project. During their programme groups will get to stay at the historic Irish College of Leuven, explore the university town of Leuven, undertake day trips to cities and countries in North West Europe and delve deep into their subject area of interest.
Choir and Orchestra European Programme
As part of the mission of the Irish College Leuven to promote culture at its historic campus, bespoke programmes for choirs and orchestras can be arranged. Groups will have the opportunity to perform at College and at other historic locations in Belgium. The programme takes care of all the organising and logistics for the concerts ensuring that performers can enjoy the City of Leuven and the experience of holding an event in such a special place.