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Understanding the EU: Brussels, Berlin & Beyond™

Understanding the EU: Brussels, Berlin & Beyond™

Explore the culture, history, and politics of four major cities that helped to shape the European Union as we know it today.

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Highlights

  • Enter into the political center of the European Union and visit the EU Parliament
  • Mark the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and other iconic Parisian monuments off your bucket list
  • Learn about Berlin through its famous street art and an interactive art workshop
  • Tour the Netherlands the Dutch way via bicycle
  • Meet with local politicians, EU representatives, and local leaders to discuss key issues and policies
  • Spend a half day helping out in the local community with a service project

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Overview

On this program, you will travel to the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany, exploring the cities that have helped to shape the European Union as we know it today. Meet locals along the way and get the inside scoop on the culture and unique flavors of each city you visit. Explore a wide variety of current topics; from sustainability and climate change initiatives in the Netherlands to human rights issues in Brussels, learn from knowledgeable experts as you soak in the culture, history, and current climate of key players in the European Union.

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Exploratory Travel

  • Arrive in Amsterdam, the largest city in the Netherlands and one of the world's leaders in environmental conservation
  • Spend a day in Volendam for the true "Holland" experience
  • Onward to Belgium, with stops in Brussels and Bruges, once one of the world's chief commercial cities famous for its picturesque canals
  • Enjoy bustling Paris, home of the Eiffel Tower and one of Europe's main players
  • Small yet inlfluential Luxembourg is up next
  • Explore Germany starting with ancient Cologne
  • Dive into the history of Berlin in World War II and its current challenges

Immersive Learning

Meet an official from Luxembourg and discuss this small but influential country's role in shaping the development of the EU. Discuss the importance of social welfare in European lawmaking with a delegate from an EU organization. Meet a local farmer for a cheese and clog farm visit and participate in a debate about EU agricultural policies. Visit Paris' Immigration Museum and dive deep into one of the biggest challenges facing the Europe, and the world, today.

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Adventure

Discover Amsterdam’s picturesque city center via a cruise on its famous canals. Create your own Belgian chocolate in a confectionary workshop. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the views from what at was one time the tallest building in the world.

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Dates & Tuition

Understanding the EU: Brussels, Berlin & Beyond™ 14-Day Program
2020 Dates
Jun 22 - Jul 5, 2020
Jul 6 - Jul 19, 2020
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $4,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 7 to 1
Community Service Hours: 5
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
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