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  • Locations: Bruges, Belgium; Brussels, Belgium; Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Program Terms: Spring Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Available
College: College of Arts & Science Credits: 3 credits
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

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Program Description

Study Abroad to the EU & NATO

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2018. SEE HOW TO APPLY TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION.

An exciting hands-on study trip to the European Union and NATO to learn how they work and how they are responding to today's challenges from Brexit, Catalonia, Ukraine, to the paradigm shift in the US Foreign Policy, the resurgence of Russia and China, handling of rogue states like North Korea or Iran, and global challenges like climate change, terrorism. immigration, global health, etc. 

Students will meet and discuss with policy makers and elected officials and will have the chance to see the EU institutions at work by participating in the works of the EU Parliament Committee and of the EU Court. We will also visit the US Mission to the EU and NATO to learn how they promote American interests by lobbying in the EU.
Students will also get to explore Brussels, Brugge, and Luxembourg and all they have to offer.

For those willing to stay after the study trip and do an internship there will be a dedicated session before departure. 

Courses

PS 4743 (U) – The European Union – 3 credits
PS 5743 (G) – The European Union – 3 credits
 

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Billable Program Cost: $ 1,999.00

Includes: in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 2,000.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: airfare ($1,400), personal expenses ($300), and most meals ($300).


* Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Belgium and Luxembourg.
** Tuition and fees for Fall and Spring semester programs are included in your normal semester charges.  Exact tuition charges are determined by a student’s status by semester and credits to date for their major.  Please go to this link to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status.
 

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $532.86 01/31/18
2nd Payment $532.86 02/28/18
Final Payment $532.86 03/31/18

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 05/13/2018 to 05/23/2018.

Pre-Program Meetings

Three (3) to six (6) meetings; dates and times TBD.

 

Program Leaders

Dr. Federiga Bindi
Dan German Distinguished Visiting Professor
Department of Government and Justice Studies
bindif@appstate.edu

Dr. Tatyana Ruseva 
Associate Professor
Department of Government and Justice Studies
rusevatb@appstate.edu

 

How to Apply

  1. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  2. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  3. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
  4. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2018 at the latest.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.