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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.

Reasons to Study Abroad in Europe: Considering study abroad through one of  the Center's exchange programs in Rome, Brussels, or Bath? Read this recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education called "Why Europe Still Matters in Study Abroad".  

EU Institutions Internships The EU Delegation maintains a website regarding internship opportunities for non-EU nationals at such EU institutions as the European Commission, European Parliament, European Central Bank, European Economic and Social Committee, and the European Investment Bank, among others. For more information, or for the complete list of internships available to non-EU nationals at the EU Institutions, please visit:

European Parliament Internships These internships are open to graduate students who are US citizens. For more information, contact the EU Center or email Mr. Jean-Luc Robert.

Brussels Study Program The EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels offers US students the opportunity to study the emergence of a united Europe in its dynamic heart. This five-week program features lectures and seminars by leading experts on the EU from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as site visits to major EU institutions and organizations involved in European integration. In addition, the program is supplemented by cultural and social events in and around the city, as well as a field trip to Luxembourg.

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.

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference The EU Center co-sponsors the Undergraduate Research Conference at Scripps College in Claremont, California. The Conference takes place each April, and is co-sponsored by EU Centers across the western United States.

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.

EU Graduate Grants The EU Center offers travel and research grants to up to three UW graduate students each year, for research in Europe concerning the EU.

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.

Euromasters (TAT) The Euromasters program consists of Spring and Summer modules focusing on the policy-making process in the US and Europe. It includes field research and site visits, and runs from March until July.

West Coast Model EU The West Coast Model European Union gives undergraduate students from a wide range of schools the chance to take part in a simulated European Council. The simulation is based on actual EU debate standards, and participants represent the member states of the EU as they work towards consensus on current issues.

Western US Graduate Research Workshop on the EU The Graduate Research Workshop is an annual event which gives graduate students from the western United States to present and share their research on the European Union. The Workshop takes place at the University of Washington each May.

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.

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 2016, and will be held at the UW Rome Center in Campo de Fiori. The program also includes two three-day program excursions to Florence and Naples.

European Union Center of Excellence
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415 office
(206) 616-2462 fax