The Program: Ever thought of spending a semester in France and living in a castle while earning GSU credit towards your degree? If so, this is just the program for you! This comprehensive semester program includes: university courses, language courses, cultural activities, multiple 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. English-taught courses are held at the School of Management and the Institute for Policy and Political Studies, both of which are located at the University of Strasbourg. Students may also choose from courses offered by the University of Strasbourg if their French language skills are sufficient. For more information visit www.studyabroad-france.eu/
Additionally, there are numerous planned program excursions, including...
- In Strasbourg, France: Visit to the European Parliament , Visit to the Council of Europe, Visit to the European Court of Human Rights, Visit to the EURO Institute
- In Brussels, Belgium: Visit to the European Court of Justice, 2 Visits to institutions, for example - NATO, SHAPE, EU Commission, Council of the European Union, US Mission and / or World Bank Group
- In Germany: Visit to the Bundesbank (German Central Bank), Visit to the German Stock Exchange, Visit to the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) in Karlsruhe
- Cultural visits and activities: Day tour with a private guide along the Alsatian wine route "route du vin" during the day and a visit to an Alsatian winery incl. wine tasting, Guided tour of the Haut Koenigsbourg Castle and visit to the former concentration camp Struthof, Day trip to the city of Heidelberg, Germany. Walking tour and visit to the famous Heidelberg Castle, Guided boat tour of Strasbourg, Guided tour of the Historical Museum, Visit to the Kronenbourg Brewery including a beer tasting, visit to an automobile company in Rastatt, Company visit in the region near Strasbourg
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.
Accommodations: While in Strasbourg, students will stay and study in the Château de Pourtalès, a 250-year-old castle which is nestled in a beautiful park located just six miles from the historic city center of Strasbourg. The castle has dormitory rooms, classrooms, lounges, a computer lab, WiFi access throughout the facility, a library, laundry facilities, a breakfast room and TV lounge. Numerous outdoor and recreational facilities are located on the premises and nearby. A designated staff member from the Château will assist students with their daily academic and living needs. Living in this castle is an opportunity you don't want to miss! Check out photos of the castle here: http://www.eustudiesprogram.eu
Costs: Costs include a program fee ($9,295; amongst other things this covers accommodations and excursions) and regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Please see Tuition and Fee Rates plus the program fee as listed on program website.
Students are also responsible for airfare, food, and personal expenses. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee (plus $60 to apply as transient student) in addition to the program cost.
Check out a testimonial from a past participant well as more stories at http://www.eustudiesprogram.eu.
Click here for the EU Studies Semester Abroad Brochure here for additional information.
Program Director: Laura Hastings
Sponsoring Department: Political Science
Office: Langdale Hall 1028
Find out what the Strasbourg study abroad group is talking about. Check out their facebook group!