• EUPS Strasbourg - Louise Weiss Trip
  • EUPS Brussels - Jean Monnet Trip
  • EUPS Brussels - Altiero Spinelli
  • Academic Travel in Brussels
  • EUPS Experiential Learning
Altiero Spinelli

Named after the influential Italian federalist thinker and member of the European Parliament, this trip to Brussels, Belgium gives students access to various European institutions, including the European Parliament and its Committee on Foreign Affairs, the European Commission, and the Council of the EU, among others. Students get a 360-degree view of EU decision making, learning the intricacies of various legislative procedures, work cultures, and contemporary issues and controversies.

Louise Weiss

Named after the pathbreaking French author and politician, this trip takes students to Strasbourg, France, the historic location of the Council of Europe and the formal seat of the European Parliament. It includes visits to EP committee meetings and the EP plenary. Students also meet with members of the European Parliament, EP staffers, Council of Europe officials, and personnel from the City of Strasbourg. In addition to deepening insights into the dynamics of EU policymaking, students also learn about the significance of the City of Strasbourg, the Alsace region, and the wider historical and geopolitical contexts of European integration.

Jean Monnet

In homage to the French businessman turned founding father of European integration, this second trip to Brussels focuses on "extra-institutional" actors in the EU policy process and on actors relevant to the EU's common foreign and security policy and the transatlantic relationship. Students meet with lobbyists, NGOs, and officials from the US diplomatic mission and NATO. They discuss how these actors work with and shape the European Union. This visit also has an explicit career development focus addressing how students can use their master's degree training in the months and years to come.

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