The Center for European Studies is looking for students with a pre-established interest in contemporary Europe and the transatlantic relationship; this should be evident in your coursework and recommendation.Secondly, we are looking for worthy ambassadors for the state of North Carolina. We want dynamic, professional, whip-smart students to represent our state abroad during high-level meetings with EU officials and diplomats. The Center for European Studies supports the Opening Access and Breaking Barriers Initiative, a major pan-university effort to significantly increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students who have access to global opportunities.
Each year, the UNC Center for European Studies choses a North Carolina cohort of undergraduate students, K-12 teachers, community college instructors, and MSI/HCBU faculty to join a study tour to Brussels, Belgium. This tour, organized by the University of Pittsburgh’s European Study Center (and formerly by UNC-CH) is a five-day professional development opportunity to learn about the European Union in collaboration with university partners from across the nation. For those students and educators with a strong interest in European Studies, this study tour will provide you with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experiences to further your understanding of Europe and the European Union.