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.
  • Enter into the political center of the European Union and visit the E.U. 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
  • Meet with local politicians, E.U. representatives and local leaders to discuss key issues and policies
  • Contribute to a meaningful service project and lend a hand to a local community

On This Program you will...

Travel to the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Germany. Explore each of these five core countries that founded and shaped the European Union. Arrive in Amsterdam, one of the world’s leaders in environmental conservation, and then spend a day in Volendam for the true “Holland” experience. From there, head to Belgium, where you will stop in Brussels and Bruges. Then, enjoy bustling Paris, as well as small yet influential Luxembourg. Finally, explore Germany from ancient Cologne to Berlin, where you’ll dive into the history of the city from World War II to the modern day.

Program Type:

Global Seminar


Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!

Community Service

On this program your primary focus will be on travel, learning and immersion. However, at the heart of every GLA program is always some kind of meaningful service project. You will participate in community service that supports a local community or organization in-need. As we get closer to the start of the program, we’ll be able to share more specifics about the service project with you, as we’re designing it to be timely and relevant. It can take the form of assisting a food kitchen or pantry, partnering with a local organization or community initiative, or even lending a hand on an environmental project.

Immersive Learning

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


Discover the largest city in the Netherlands on an excursion through Amsterdam’s picturesque city center via a cruise on its famous canals. Make stops in Brussels and Bruges while in Belgium, and create your own Belgian chocolate in a confectionary workshop. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and enjoy the views from what was once the tallest building in the world. Then, mark the Louvre and other iconic Parisian landmarks off your bucket list. Cap it all off with stops in Luxembourg and Germany.


Lodging info coming soon.

Dates & Tuition

Multi-Country Europe

Understanding the EU: Brussels, Berlin & Beyond™

14-Day Program
2022 Dates
 July 21 – August 3, 2022
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $5,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 10
Language Hours: N/A

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials