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Community Engaged Learning Semester (CEL)

    Programme

    ‘Made by students, for students’

    The curriculum for the Community Engaged Learning semester was created in co-design with students from both AP's Social Work study programme and AP's teacher education study programmes.

    Among other things, these students developed the so-called 'boost camp', an intensive ten-day program at the very start of the Community Engaged Learning semester. That boost camp introduces the participating students to the neighbourhoods around campus Spoor Noord, familiarizes them with the project challenge that is presented to them, brings them into contact with the client and the target groups of the project, makes them clear what learning outcomes will be achieved in the context of the Community Engaged Learning semester, etc.

    These AP students also created a video inviting international students to participate in the Community Engaged Learning semester, you can find this video here

    Welcome in Antwerp!

    Timing and Location

    Start date

    1st semester

        Welcome Week

    Monday 13th September 2021 -  Thursday 16th September 2021

        Welcome day

    Friday, 17th September 2021

        Start of programme

    Monday, 20th September 2021

        Official end date

    Friday, 28th January 2022

    Holidays

    Autumn Break: Monday 1st November 2021 – Sunday 7th November 2021 (1 week)
    Christmas Holiday: 27th December 2021 – Sunday 9th January 2022 (2 weeks)
    Other free days: 11th November 2021

    Location:

    AP Campus Spoor Noord - Noorderplaats
    Noorderplaats 2
    2000 Antwerp

    Credits

    AP awards 30 credits for one full semester. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken.

    AP Grading Scale compared to the ECTS scale:
     

    AP

    ECTS grade

    18-19-20

    A EXCELLENT

    15-16-17

    B VERY GOOD

    13-14

    C GOOD

    11-12

    D SATISFACTORY

    10

    E SUFFICIENT

    8-9

    FX FAIL (with possible deliberation)

    0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7

    F  FAIL (no deliberation possibility)

    Registration

    The registration deadline for Community Engaged Learning is: 1st May 2021.

    AP partner institutions should send the student’s nomination to the AP International Office. You can find the full application procedure here. After the deadline, a selection will take place. Students will be advised before 15th May of their approval/refusal.

    After the selections, additional information will be given, pertaining to:

    • Welcome week and welcome day
    • Accommodation
    • Procedures for registration (residence permit)
    • Entry requirements
    • Activities, integration & facilities
    • Invitation letter, for visa purposes