The Program: Spend your semester at a castle at the European Study Center
in Strasbourg, France! This program is sponsored by GSU and you will receive institutional credit toward your degree. This semester program includes: university courses, cultural activities, excursions, professional visits, and the chance to live in an 18th century historic castle! The EU Studies Semester program is designed to be an interdisciplinary program, bringing together a
broad range of courses including political science, economics, business, management, history, art, languages, literature and culture.
This program is unique in that all courses are taught in English. You will take
two classes at the Château and will take the remainder of your courses at the School of Management (Ecole de Management) and the Institute for Policy and Political Studies (Sciences Po) at the University of Strasbourg. The University of Strasbourg has a wide selection of English courses, but if your French language skills are strong you may also enroll in courses offered in French.
Check out the program website for more!
What’s Included: As part of your program fee, you will have accommodation, a French buffet-style breakfast every morning, international and cultural excursions, some group meals, a public transportation pass, professional development opportunities, and
on-site staff that can assist you with any questions you may have.
: You will have the opportunity to explore Europe’s socio-political traditions
with excursions covered in your program fee.
- Belgium: Visits to the European Court of Justice, NATO, SHAPE, EU Commission, Council of the European Union, US Mission and/or World Bank Group in Brussels.
- Germany: Visit to the Bundesbank (German Central Bank), German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, a castle and city tour in Heidelberg, and visit to an automobile company in Rastatt.
- France: Visit to the European Parliament, Council of Europe, EURO Institut, day tour along the Alsatian wine route "route du vin,” Haut Koenigsbourg Castle, former concentration camp Struthof, boat tour of Strasbourg, Historical Museum, and a tour of the Kronenbourg Brewery (including a beer tasting!).
: You will stay at the Château de Pourtalès, a 250-year-old castle.
- Dorm-style rooms with common kitchen and free laundry machines.
- Classrooms, library, WiFi, and computer lab (free printing!).
- French buffet-style breakfast every morning, some group meals.
- Outdoor patio bar, spa, bicycle rentals, and weekly yoga classes.
- On-site program staff to assist with your daily academic and living needs.
- Unlimited transportation pass for Strasbourg, airport pickup on arrival.
Professional Development: As part of your semester abroad, you will have the opportunity to add to your resume with presenting at an international symposium, serving as a program ambassador, and participating in workshops and seminars.
Eligibility: The program is open to both graduate and upper division undergraduate students from all accredited institutions with a minimum GPA of 2.5. (You do not need to be a GSU student at the time of application but in order to participate in the program you will need to become a transient student). International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404/413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Courses and Credit: Students will earn Georgia State University transfer credit for their courses. Subject areas include Business, Business Admin. & Management, Marketing, Economics, European Studies, International Business, International Policy & Diplomacy, International Relations, Leadership, Political Science/ Politics, Public Administration, Public Policy, Government, and Social Policy.
Costs: The program fee ($9,295) covers your housing, international excursions, health insurance, and other features of the program. Your regular GSU tuition and fees will cover your courses and transcripts. While on the program, you may continue to use your GSU scholarships/outside scholarships. This program is Gilman eligible, and you may also apply for scholarships through The CEPA Foundation.
Financial Aid & Scholarships: Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not availble in time to use for your inital payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Want to learn more?
Program Director: Laura Hastings
Sponsoring Department: Political Science
Phone: (404) 413-6151
Office: Langdale Hall 1031