2024 Brussels Study Tour

November 8, 2023

Are you a community college teacher with an interest in learning and teaching more about European borders and region of Western  Europe? Are you a community college instructor  OR high school teacher with an interest in learning and teaching more about Europe and the EU ? Apply for this fully-funded study tour for teachers! An award will be made to ONE community college faculty or high school teachers from the Bay Area, faculty from the Peralta Community College District have a priority.

Funding for this program comes from  UC Berkeley's Institute for European Studies. Tour visits will include: the European Parliament, the European Network Against Racism, the European Commission, the European External Action Service, NATO, the EU Council, a secondary school (for high school teachers), the US Mission to the EU, and Bruegel.

Finally, to keep our sponsors fully informed, we are requiring participants to be fully vaccinated (and likely boosted) against COVID-19 in order to comply with entry requirements for Belgium and Luxembourg.

How to Apply

Please submit a CV and 1-3 page proposal describing the research, pedagogical and professional value of a study tour to Brussels. How will this study tour will enrich your course offerings addressing Global Europe themes? Be sure to  put "2024 Brussels Study Tour" in the email header.

Please send applications to ies@berkeley.edu; copy Akasemi Newsome (akasemi@berkeley.edu)

Application deadline: March 15, 2024

Program travel dates: June 16-22, 2024

The Brussels Study Tour was excellent! The accommodations were excellent, the presentations interesting, and the tour quite professional. Not only was it a fascinating time to visit Brussels (during the Brexit referendum in Great Britain), it also helped make me a more knowledgeable teacher when it comes to the intricacies of the European Union. With so many challenges facing the EU, now is a perfect time to visit its unofficial capital.
2017 Study Tour Participant