Among the many international elements of the programme, there are the Jacques Leclercq Chair lectures, allowing students at Louvain to attend lectures given by researchers of international standing. These lectures are held in English or in French.
During the programme, a study visit abroad of a semester is possible through the Erasmus and Mercator programmes. Partnership agreements with many leading European and North American universities reinforce this part of the training. In addition, students may undertake a research placement (either basic or professional research) in a foreign institution, subject to the agreement of the placement supervisor.