Teachers and Students in Brussels: EU Education Overseas
The European Union Center of Excellence at UT Austin is pleased to offer grants to two Texas high school teachers and four UT Austin undergraduate students to travel to Brussels in the summer of 2015 through the EUCE Brussels Program. The trip is funded through the support of the European Commission and organized by the Network of European Union Centers in the U.S.
All Texas high school teachers are eligible. However, special consideration will be given to those who teach a course or courses that deal with some aspect of the European Union and to those who are involved in the Euro Challenge.
All UT undergraduate students may apply and may be from any discipline. Special consideration will be given to those in a program or major that study some aspect of the European Union.
Funding includes round-trip airfare to/from Brussels, hotel accommodations and some meals.
The 2015 trip will take place in June 2015. The agenda is currently being organized but should be similar to previous years (see agenda below).
Along with the completed application, teachers must also provide a letter of support/recommendation from their current principal. Students must provide a UT transcript (can be unofficial) and one letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member.
It is up to the teachers and students who are accepted to have or obtain a current passport. Passports are required up to two months before departure in order to obtain security clearance to some of the EU offices being visited.
For students or teachers who are not U.S. citizens, please be aware that you may have to obtain a visa in order to enter Brussels. Applications and fees for passports and visas are the responsibility of the individual and such fees are not included in the award.
To apply, please click on the appropriate link below and you will be redirected to an electronic application. Information for submitting supporting documents will be given upon completion of the application.
Itinerary from Previous Trip:
|Please note that this is an example only and the 2015 trip will have some differences.|
|Saturday, June 20||Departure from US|
|Sunday, June 21||Arrival in Brussels|
|Monday, June 22||Morning - general tour and meeting at the European Commission.
Afternoon - meeting hosted by the Relex US unit, to include speakers from various Directorates-General. If time allows, a mid-afternoon visit to a Brussels think tank may also be included.
|Tuesday, June 23||Morning - general meeting and tour at the European Parliament.
Afternoon - meeting and tour at the European Council.
|Wednesday, June 24||Morning - meeting at US Mission to the European Union.
Afternoon - session at NATO headquarters (focusing on NATO/EU).
|Thursday, June 25||Day trip to Bruges, including visit to College of Europe.|
|Friday, June 26||Return to US|
|*||Participants will have the option of staying longer if they cover their hotel expenses beyond five nights.|