Thursday, November 13, 2014

2015 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels, APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 6 2015

The EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels is a Faculty Led Program created and administered by the European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle (University of Washington).

The program, created in 2006, is designed for students interested in exploring and understanding of the inner working of the European Union and its institutions.

The application deadline for the 2015 program is February 6th 2015.

The program includes two courses: "Current EU Policy Debates" taught by Dr. Joseph Jupille (Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder), and "EU Institutions: Views from inside the Brussels Complex" taught by Dr. Peter Hobbing (former Principal Administrator, European Commission). In addition, students will participate in a European Union simulation taught by Mark Di Virgilio. The two courses are 5 credits each and the EU simulation is 2 credits. Students will be awarded 12 UW credits upon successful completion of the program.

Facilities & Housing
Courses will be held at the Institute for European Studies on the ULB campus. Students will have access to the ULB library and other campus facilities. During the first three or four days of the program students will be housed in downtown Brussels. For the last 4 and 1/2 weeks of the program, students will be accommodated in single-room student dorms in the "Residence Elio Conte" building on the ULB Solbosch campus.

Student's dorm accommodation costs are supported by funds from the European Commission through the Seattle EU Center of Excellence's grant.

The program is open to all upper level undergraduate students with an interest in the European Union enrolled in degree programs at US universities. Detailed application information will be available later this fall. It involves completing the program application form, a two-page statement of purpose, and 2 letters of recommendation to the International Programs and exchanges office (IPE). The application deadline is February 6th, 2015.

For detailed program information and for application instructions, please visit the program website at: