The European Union Center offers immersive learning opportunities in the US and abroad. The Model European Union provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn about and simulate the inner workings of the European Union while attending conferences around the United States. These simulations are not only a great opportunity for students to learn about and catch up on current world issues, but they allow students to develop their research, debate, and public speaking skills. Further, students will be able to form valuable connections with students and faculty from other universities.
The Conversation on Transatlanticism and Europe offers a unique academic experience that brings together students and scholars involved with two Jean Monnet Centers of Excellence: the European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Center for European Studies (CES) at KU Leuven. Students will have the opportunity to attend a synchronous class taught by professors on both sides of the Atlantic, and attend a Spring School, where they will visit their Leuven classmates and professors for a week in Belgium and host their Leuven colleagues for a week in the states. The class and spring school are enhanced by a number of related activities, including roundtables, workshops, a blog, and other interactive online resources.
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