Student Resources

The University of Washington is the Pacific Northwest’s premier university for the study of Europe and maintains one of the most distinguished European Studies programs on the West Coast.The Center helps support the university’s diverse array of European Studies offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.The Center organizes several study abroad programs and provides funding for foreign language learning through our FLAS grant program.

European Studies Degree The undergraduate degree program in European Studies is an interdisciplinary major covering the entire European continent.  Students enrolled in the European Studies program can pursue the general degree or one of several specialist tracks. CWES works jointly with the Henry M. Jackson School of International studies to offer the European Studies degree, which is open to all University of Washington undergraduates. For more information, visit the European Studies degree program page.

EU Visit Program The EU Visit Program allows undergraduate students, along with U.S. high school teachers, to visit Brussels on a 5-day trip to learn about EU affairs and institutions. Other EU Centers participating in the program include the University of California at Berkeley, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of North Carolina, University of Wisconsin, and Georgia Tech.

Trans-Atlantic Studies Program (TASP) is a study abroad program for graduate and advanced undergraduate students at the University of Washington interested in US-European relations, comparative public policy, international security and political culture. Students on this program can choose between four study options/tracks ranging from one quarter to a full academic year. Accepted applicants on all TASP tracks will have the opportunity to study at the University of Bath, ranked by the Times and Guardian newspapers as one of Britain's top ten universities, to study with students and academic experts from across Europe.

Study Abroad in Bergen The Scandinavian Studies Department offers a study abroad program in Bergen, Norway.

European Union Studies Certificate This certificate, available to undergraduate and graduate students, is awarded for a program involving study of the politics of the European Union and key issues affecting European integration. The certificate is issued by our sister program, the EU Center of Seattle. More information can be found on the latter’s website.

FLAS Fellowships Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are provided by the federal government and are offered by CWES to encourage UW graduate & undergraduate students to study or conduct research in modern European languages.

Italy Today: Ancient Glories, Modern Challenges is a program open to all UW undergraduate students interested in exploring contemporary Italian economy, politics and society. This program is being offered for Winter Quarter 2014, and will be held at the UW Rome Center in Campo de Fiori.  

Center for West European Studies
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 543-1675 office
(206) 616-2462 fax
cwes@uw.edu