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European Studies

While abroad, I learned a great deal about the internal politics of the European Union as well as the economic effects of the recession on many different countries.

Matthew Floyd '13, CIEE Language and Culture, Alicante, Spain, Spring 2012


Study Abroad Programs

Belgium - ISEP: Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium

Fall, spring

Language: English, with French and Dutch language study and French literature taught in French

Eligibility requirements: gpa 2.7, junior or senior standing; French or Dutch language study recommended; prior coursework in your field strongly recommended.

Housing: Vesalius assists students in arranging housing, home stays available.

Details: Small English language liberal arts college, courses in business, international relations and communications (few advanced courses available) and established internships in Brussels for credit; study with local and international students; rich cultural environment; access to major university libraries in a key hub of the European Union, international diplomacy and commerce; high prevalence of English makes this a poor destination for language immersion.


Czech Republic – ISEP: Masaryk University, Brno

Fall or spring (TESOL only in spring)

Language: English and other languages, Czech

Eligibility requirements:  Previous coursework relating to the understanding of Czech Republic.

Housing: Campus residence hall, stipend for meals in cafeteria.

Details: Second largest university in the country; 2 specialized programs in English: Central European Studies Program focuses on political and cultural transformations shaping the region; TESOL for teaching English to speakers of other languages in a cross-cultural environment; other courses in English include the Faculty of Education; International Club provides activities and excursions. 

Germany – Erfurt University, Erfurt

Exchange spring, academic year

Language: German, English

Eligibility requirements: 2 years college German, previous coursework relative to the understanding of Germany.

Housing: Campus dormitory with international and German students, provide own meals.

Details: Intensive German language at beginning of term; university courses in politics, development and international affairs, German as a second language with disciplinary focus; study with local students; no natural sciences; some courses taught partially or fully in English at this bi-lingual university; few non-native German speakers in Erfurt; region is historically rich with archives, museums and study centers; travel opportunities in Germany and Central Europe.

Scholarships available for study in Germany.  See the Scholarships page.


Hungary – Eötvös Collegium, Budapest

Fall, academic year

Language: English, Hungarian language class.

Eligibility requirements: Hungarian language and culture course strongly recommended.

Housing: Live in the Collégium, honors college of Eötvös University, with Hungarian students, students provide own meals.

Details: Study with program students, courses in Hungarian language, history, art and culture, research seminar and a directed individual research project; museum project possible; option of a literature course in the Anglo-American Workshop; other university courses available; rich cultural environment; orientation to the city.


Sweden: ISEP - Linneaus University, Växjö & Kalmar Campuses

Fall, spring

Language:  English.  Swedish language instruction available.

Eligibility requirements: 2.75 gpa

Housing: Single dorm rooms with private bath.  Students prepare their own meals. 

Details:  Broad curriculum available.  Courses taught to both international and Swedish students.  Courses in Scandinavian cultures and languages, history, film and literature.


Multiple other programs available in Europe through ISEP, CIEE, IES and others.



Last updated: 8/10