May 6-19, 2012
Leuven and Brussels, Belgium
This year’s program theme is,
“The EU as a Global Actor
Students earn a one-semester university credit (Political Science 45-488) and experience firsthand the EU in the heart of Europe. Attendance at all seminars and program activities is mandatory and all students will be required to submit a 15-page paper related to the theme of this year’s seminar, due June 15, 2012.
This highly concentrated program involves a combination of visits to EU, NATO, the ICC and other international institutions, seminars and cultural excursions.
Students stay at the Irish College (http://www.leuveninstitute.eu) in the heart of Leuven, one of Europe’s oldest university towns, renowned for its blend of medieval and contemporary architecture.
Eligibility for the program is the satisfactory completion of a course in either Comparative or International Politics.
Program costs cover accommodation and tuition fees. Expenses related to visits and activities that are part of the program, such as train fares within Belgium and admission costs, are relatively small and are paid for by program participants as they are incurred. Students are responsible for travel to and from Leuven (15 minutes by train from Brussels International Airport), all meals, except breakfast, and any personal spending.
The 2012 program director is Stephen Brooks, Professor at the University of Windsor and Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan
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