• Dr. Christine Bakker The Picture of a Journey to Florence

    New EUPS professor at JMU Florence campus, Christine Bakker, PhD, shares her professional journey, her experience working for the European Commission, and how she came to live in Florence, Italy full-time.

  • 2018 alumni return to Florence A Window into the Consulting World

    Married JMU alumni, Mr. Richard Shapiro and Mrs. Alexis Shapiro stop by Florence, Italy to lead a consulting workshop and share their professional advice with the EUPS cohort.

  • Mr. Andrew Spannaus JMU Duke Puts Down Roots in Italy

    JMU Semester in Florence alumnus, Mr. Andrew Spannaus, speaks with students about his experience living in Milan and building a successful international career.

  • Il Conventino in Florence Il Conventino

    Across the Ponte Vecchio, this historical social hub bridges cultures and communities.

  • Climate Change Spurs Economic Changes A Changing Environment

    The EUPS program ensures students are ready to enter the rapidly changing job market with practical experience.

  • EUPS students travel to Brussels in Nov. 2023 Letter from the director of EUPS

    Executive Director Charles Blake discusses the current cohort, upcoming alumni events in March and May 2024, and the varied ways in which alumni contribute to the EUPS program.

  • letter-director-spring-thumbnail.png Letter from the Director

    An expanded advisory board can nurture our growing alumni community.

  • gtmunta173x103px-2.png The Green Transition and the Future of Social Europe

    EUPS student Francesca Ragonese and Prof. Mario Munta discuss the current state of the Green Transition and its implications for the future of social policy in Europe.

  • bbgarden173x103px.png The Gardens of City Life

    Take a walk through the flora, fauna and history of Florence’s most treasured gardens!

  • evi-fuelle-173x103 Building Responsible Artificial Intelligence

    EUPS alumna Evi Fuelle (‘14) reflects on her journey into technology governance and shares her insights on the rapidly growing field of AI

  • sethtallvik173x103px.png Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

    Learn more about EUPS alumnus Seth Tallvik (2010) and his experiences living and working in Europe after years in DC.

  • cooking-class-header Anyone Can Cook!

    Learn how to prepare a four-course Italian meal from a local professional chef

  • wallentine-header Il Resto è Storia!

    EUPS student, Katherine Wallentine (‘23), shares what inspired her to pursue the EUPS program after five years working in US state and federal government.

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