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Brussels Summer Study Program: July 9-August 11, 2017

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"The EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels gives a unique insight into policy-making and implementation within the EU. I do not think any other program, at home or abroad, gives this kind of access to policymakers at the highest levels."   

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SUMMER 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 5, 2017
Two Full Program Scholarships Available for Korbel Students

The Brussels Summer Study Program offers US students the opportunity to study a united Europe in its dynamic heart. Running from July 9 to August 11, the program will consist of two courses, a class program and a colloquium.

This program is administered by the European Commission-sponsored Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) at the University of Denver and is hosted by the Universite' Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

About the Program

The Brussels Summer Study Program is a five-week program featuring lectures and seminars by leading experts on the EU from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as site visits to major EU institutions and organizations involved in European integration. In addition, the program is supplemented by cultural and social events in and around the city, as well as a field trip to Luxembourg.

Brussels' central location allows students to easily explore the area's rich history and culture at their own pace. The city is famous for its excellent dining, and the program will include special group dinners. Field trip costs are covered by program fees. Discover the European Union through the Brussels Summer Study Program!

Program co-administered by:
Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Denver, European Union Center at the University of Washington, European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, The Institute for European Studies of the Free University of Brussels, and European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin (Madison).

Program Courses

The program includes two courses: "Politics of the European Union" taught by Dr. Frank Wendler (Visiting Assistant Professor of the University of Washington, Seattle), and "EU Institutions: Views from inside the Brussels Complex" taught by Dr. Peter Hobbing (former Principal Administrator, European Commission).

Program participants will earn eight credit hours through the University of Washington. Participants are responsible for filling credit transfer requests to their home institutions.

Facilities and 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 eight days of the program, students will be housed in downtown Brussels and Luxembourg. For the last four weeks of the program, students will be housed in single-room student dorms in the "Residence Elio Conte" building on the ULB Solbosch campus. The Elio Conte dorms are located close to the Institute for European Studies (IEE), where the program seminars will be held. The residences provide internet access, private bathrooms and showers, plus a shared kitchen. The dorms are conveniently located near mass transit and are just a short walking distance from numerous restaurants and shops.

Click here to view the ULB Solbosch campus map. Click here to view a map of Brussels with place marks indicating program related locations. 

Students' housing costs are supported by funds from the European Commission through the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence grant.

Eligibility and Applying

The Brussels Summer Study Program is open to all undergraduate and graduate level students with an interest in the European Union enrolled in degree programs at US universities. The application deadline is May 5, 2017.

To apply, applicants must submit electronically a completed application form, a two-page statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation to the CEUCE. At least one of the two letters of recommendation must be written by a faculty member of the applicant’s institution. A second letter can be written by a TA or supervisor, provided they can comment upon the applicant’s academic abilities and on how they can contribute to, and benefit from, a study abroad program. CEUCE may conduct interviews as part of the selections process and will notify all program applicants of the program's decisions.

Additionally, applicants are required to submit transcripts to CEUCE. DU students can submit unofficial transcripts electronically with their other application documents. Non-DU students are required to send official transcripts by mail to CEUCE (address included in "Application Submission" section below).

Applicants will be notified of their application status by May 8, 2017.

Program Costs

The program fee for the 2017 Brussels Summer Study Program is $2,600. The program fee includes instructional costs, roundtrip train ticket to Luxembourg, fieldtrip accommodations, dorm accommodations, program trips and events. The program fee does not include airfare, meals, textbooks, personal expenses or Study Abroad fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

There are two full program scholarships available to Korbel students from participating universities. For scholarship information, contact ceuce@du.edu.

Program Payment Schedule
Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Deadline
Non-refundable Program Fee Deposit $150 Charged upon receipt of letter of agreement
Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee $350 May 26, 2017
Program Fee Balance $2,450 June 5, 2017
TOTAL FEES CHARGED $2,950  

 
The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence reserves the right to modify the program fee based upon dollar devaluation or severe cost inflation.

Withdrawal Policy

The Brussels Summer Study program fee is $2,600. Students withdrawing from the program before May 26 will be responsible solely for the non-refundable program fee deposit of $150 and the $350 program fee. Students will be responsible for the following percentages of the total program fee:

  • If withdrawal is submitted on or before June 12: 50% of total program fee.
  • If withdrawal is submitted on or before June 19: 75% of the total program fee.

No refunds will be given after the program starts. All fees are paid to CEUCE.
Withdrawal form must be signed.

Pre-departure Orientation

CEUCE organizes a mandatory pre-departure orientation for program participants. The orientation video will be available online to accepted participants.

Application Submission & Correspondence

Application Documents:

  1. Application form
  2. Statement of Purpose (2 pages)
  3. Two letters of recommendation: At least one of the letters must be written by a faculty member of the applicant's institution. The second letter can be written by a TA or supervisor, provided he/she can comment upon the applicant's academic abilities and on how he/she can contribute to, and benefit from, a study abroad program.
  4. Transcript: DU students can submit unofficial transcripts electronically with their other application documents. Non-DU students are required to mail official transcripts to:
    Colorado European Union Center of Excellence
    University of Denver
    2201 S. Gaylord, Office 2027
    Denver, CO 80208

All application documents should be submitted electronically to the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at ceuce@du.edu

Program correspondence should be directed to ceuce@du.edu. Applicants will be notified of their application status by May 8, 2017.