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Summer School - Chocolate, the sweet Belgian art

Monday, 11 July, 2016 - 08:00 to Friday, 15 July, 2016 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
+32 (0)2 614 81 01
Summer Schools

>> Please note that the Summer School "Chocolate, the sweet Belgian art" is not available anymore.

Chocolate is one of Belgian specialties amongst many others and also the most popular! Discover this yummy programme through various and different aspects – you will be also surprised how significant the impact of chocolate is on our everyday life.

Based on the firm tradition of collaboration with China and its tailor-made Summer School, VUB is organizing its Summer School "Chocolate, the sweet Belgian art". Immerse yourself in different topics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, one of the top universities in Europe. 

This Summer School will take place from 11th of July to 15th of July 2016. Courses are taught by experts in the fields.

Please note that depending on the number of participants and availabilities, the programme might be subject to minor changes.


Monday 11 July 2016 - Flemish Day

Morning: Visit of Brussels
Afternoon: Free Time

Tuesday 12 July 2016 - Effects on the body

Morning: Opening Session
Afternoon: Lecture: "Exercise Nutrition & the Brain" by Prof. Romain Meeusen & Lecture: "Cocoa Flavanols - Exercise Performance & Cognition" by Lieselot Decroix

Wednesday 13 July 2016 - Human & Labour Rights

Morning: Lectures given by International Labour Office
Afternoon: Workshop organized by Oxfam & Tasting Session

Thursday 14 July 2016 - A Social & Cultural Product

Morning: Lecture given by Christos Kritikos - Choco Story Brussels
Afternoon: Visit of the Chocolate Museum

Friday 15 July 2016 - Factory & Industry

Morning: Workshop given by BELVAS Factory, the first ecological factory in the Northern Europe by Barbara Gossin
Visit & Tasting at BELVAS Factory

Practical Information

Several packages are available:

  • Package 1 (including courses, lesson materials, visits, public transport - 10 trips, lunches and 2 dinners): 450€
  • Package 2 (including package 1 + Accommodation): 990€
  • Package 3 (including package 2 + International trips (arrangement for transport to Paris or Amsterdam & accommodation onsite for the week-end): 1,200€
Please note that you are responsible for booking/paying your return flight from/to your home country, Insurance, transport between Brussels airport and the city of Brussels.
Cancellation Policy: if you inform us for your cancellation before 31st of May 2016, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed


>> Please note that the Summer School "Chocolate, the sweet Belgian art" is not available anymore.

Yummy isn't it? So do not wait and fill in the online registration form below and send a motivation letter (1 page maximum) to Guillaume.Ravier@vub.ac.be 

Application Deadline: 15 May 2016

A selection will be made based on your application form and your motivation letter.

You can no longer submit using form.