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Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
The 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 options/tracks: they can participate in either the Autumn or Spring Euromasters program modules at the University of Bath as standalone programs, they can spend the academic year at Bath and complete both modules, or they can combine the Autumn module at Bath with a Spring Quarter module on Trans-Atlantic relations at the UW. What sets the latter program apart is that it brings the same group of European and US students together to study on both sides of the Atlantic, giving it a curricular and social dynamic unlike any other foreign study program. Accepted applicants on all TASP tracks will have the opportunity to study at the University of Bath, which was selected by the Sunday Times as University of the Year for 2011-12. In the 2013 Sunday Times University Guide, Bath was ranked third among UK universities, behind only Oxford and Cambridge.
TASP study options at a glance:
Students who successfully complete at least two study modules on either side of the Atlantic will receive the Certificate in Trans-Atlantic Studies from the European Union Center of Excellence.
The Trans-Atlantic Studies program is recognized by the University of Washington as an official exchange. This means that students participating in the program pay UW home tuition, earn resident UW credits, and maintain their full financial aid and scholarship status.
The Trans-Atlantic Studies Program offers several novel features:
Undergraduate Trans-Atlantic Studies Program students can also apply for the EU Visit Program.
The program focuses on the dynamic changes taking place in today's integrating Europe and the future of the transatlantic relationship. Thanks to the support of the European Commission, the EU Center of Excellence can pay the airfare and related hotel expenses for UW students selected to participate in this program. Trans-Atlantic Studies Program students interested in applying to this visit should note their intent on the TASP application form, by checking the appropriate box, and follow the instructions found on the EU Visit Program Website:
Any graduate student or upper-division undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in a UW degree program may apply. Selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria: degree of demonstrable interest in EU or trans-Atlantic Studies; quality of overall academic record; and depth of background in related subject areas.
Please note: in order to be considered for this program students must submit, by the application deadline, unofficial copies of their transcripts to the European Union Center of Excellence at the address listed below.
Also note that IPE's application website does not distinguish between TASP and the direct exchange programs offered at Bath, therefore you must specify that you are applying to TASP while filling out the application form.
Please submit all your application material to the EU Center by the due dates.
All of the following materials must be submitted to the International Programs & Exchanges office (IPE), via their program application website, by the application deadline:
___ Program Application
___ Statement of Purpose
___ 2 Academic Recommendations
___Copies of transcripts sent to the EU Center of Excellence of Seattle
___Note on IPE's application form that you are applying to TASP
In the statement of purpose, students should explain how their academic and personal experiences have prepared them to participate in the Trans-Atlantic Studies program, and how the program will complement and further their undergraduate or graduate education. See also the selection criteria listed under the eligibility section (above).
Letters of recommendation can come from faculty or instructors or TAs. At least one of the recommendations should come from a permanent UW faculty member.
Students in the Trans-Atlantic Studies Program pay their regular UW home tuition for 1.5 quarters and receive 20-25 UW credits for their work in Bath. Students participating in the full academic year option pay 3 quarters of UW tuition. Students on the program will maintain concurrent UW enrollment, which allows them to keep their UW student status for financial aid and count transferred classes towards residence credit requirements for graduation. UW students will pay the their UW tuition fees, plus a concurrent enrollment fee to the International Programs and Exchanges Office. There are NO additional tuition or fees at the University of Bath. Students are responsible for their own housing and transportation, but travel grants are usually available.
The Optional US Module at the UW (Spring Quarter)
Trans-Atlantic Studies students returning from the Autumn Module at Bath have the option of taking two American Module courses during the Spring Quarter. This includes the special seminar "U.S. and Europe in Comparative Perspective" plus one other course on American politics or society. Students who have done a significant amount of previous work on American themes may petition for exemption from the second course. Students who complete both modules are eligible for the Certificate in Trans-Atlantic Studies from the EU Center of Excellence.
Please contact the International Program & Exchanges Office (IPE) for detailed information on how to convert University of Bath grades, and on how to earn UW credits.
In addition to the travel grants awarded by the EUC to all accepted applicants, undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the Global Opportunities scholarship (Go!) or the Fritz scholarship, via the International Programs and Exchanges Office (IPE). For more information on how to apply for the GO and Fritz scholarships, please visit the following website: http://www.goglobal.washington.edu/
The European Union Center of Excellence,
Jackson School of International Studies
120 Thomson Hall, Box 35365
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
FAX: (206) 616-2462
|European Union Center of Excellence|
|120 Thomson Hall|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, WA 98195-3650|
|(206) 616-2415 office|
|(206) 616-2462 fax|