The European Union in the 21st Century
SPEA 1st Summer session
A four credit hour summer study abroad program in Europe will focus on the opportunities and challenges faced by the evolving European Union and its member states. The course, first instituted in 1991, is co-sponsored by West European Studies and the European Union Center, The School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Russian and East European Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute for Development Strategies. Seminars will be conducted at the École Nationale d'Administration (ÉNA), in Paris. The course prepares students for advanced studies or professional careers in the international arena. Students benefit from hands-on experience with real policy issues in seminars with high-profile public and private executives, policy makers, and faculty.
- Historical Development of the European Union
- Nordic and Baltic Relations with the EU
- EU Interactions with Neighboring Non-Member States
- Organization and Institutional Issues in the Enlarged EU
- EU Economic and International Trade Policy
- European Identity and Multiculturalism
- EU Environmental Policy Issues
- France and its Role as a Member State
- Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe
- French and American Partners in NATO
- The EU Presidency
- The EU Bureaucracy and Issues of Representativeness
David Pitts, Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Dr. Pitts has taught courses on policy and management in the EU, management communication, and human resources management. As a faculty member at Georgia State University, Prof. Pitts coordinated their EU summer study program. Professor Pitts earned his Ph.D. in the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Birmingham-Southern College, a diplôme in French literature from Université Catholique de l’Ouest, and an MPA degree in Comparative and International Public Management from Indiana University.
Eligibility and Program Fees
The program is open to graduate students enrolled in degree programs at US universities. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for graduate students. Students should confer with their faculty concentration advisor to confirm that course credit will fulfill degree requirements. MPA students may apply the credit hours toward meeting concentration electives. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may apply summer fee remission toward course costs if the course fulfills a degree requirement. Outstanding upper-level undergraduates may be eligible for the course and financial aid. Apply by February 13th.
The estimated cost for the 2009 program based on SPEA in-state graduate tuition and current rate of exchange is $3,500. Program costs include 4 credit hours tuition at the SPEA graduate resident rate, accommodations in Paris, IU Overseas study fees, insurance, and course materials. Hotel costs are based on shared occupancy. Airfare, meals, and personal expenses are not included. A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 is due February 27, 2009. The balance is due no later than May 10th.
Application & Financial Aid Information
Applications and enrollments are managed and available online through IU Overseas Study–look for “EU Summer Program” in Paris, France. Students will earn credit in SPEA V550/V450. If a student withdraws, he or she remains financially liable, but we will return whatever funds are possible based on dates and special circumstances. ALL SPEA degree students are strongly encouraged to apply for an Overseas Education Scholarship.
Sponsors: European Union Center, West European Studies, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Russian and East European Institute, The College of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute for Development Strategies.
For additional information, please contact the European Union Center by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (812) 856-3832.Back to Top