Thursday, February 19, 2015

2015 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels - application deadline extended to February 27!!!

The European Union Centers of Excellence of Seattle and Wisconsin, and the the Institute for European Studies of the Free University of Brussels are proud to announce:

/*2015 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels*/*/
/*July 6 - August 7, 2015
Application forms and info available at:

The European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Washington and University of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the *2015 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels*, hosted and co-organized by the Institute for European Studies at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This program is supported by grant funds from the European Commission.

This is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students pursuing degrees at US and Canadian universities to study the EU up close with leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic; and to gain an understanding of the "real world" of EU institutions through discussions with officials and site visits in Brussels, the political capital of the European Union. The program includes site visits to EU institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with several special group activities and meals. *This five-week program will run from July 6th to August 7th, 2015.* The application deadline for this program has been extended to *February 27th**, 2015*.

*Program Courses and Credits:*

The program includes two courses: "Current EU Policy Debates", taught by Dr. Joseph Jupille (Political Science, University of Colorado at 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. The two courses are 5 quarter credits each and the EU simulation is 2 credits. Students will be awarded 12 UW quarter credits upon successful completion of the program.

*Costs and Financial Aid:*

The program fee for 2015 is *$3,500*. The program fee includes instructional costs and program trips & events. The program fee does not include airfare, meals, textbooks, personal expenses or the fees charged by IPE: $300 for UW students or $500 for non-UW students.

A limited number of grants from the EU Center of Excellence are available on a competitive basis to students on this program.* UW students are additionally eligible to apply for the quarterly International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) scholarship. Non-UW students may also qualify for funding from their home institution.

*Applications and More Information:*

Additional information, as well as the application procedures and deadlines, can be found on the program's website:

The application deadline has been extended to February 27th, 2015.

For any questions regarding this program please contact:

Phillip Shekleton
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
120 Thomson Hall, Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
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Phone: (206) 616-2415