From November 7-8 students from the European Study Center in Heidelberg and Strasbourg attended the 6th International Symposium at the Château de Pourtalès, hosted by CEPA Foundation.
Fall 2016 Topic: Conflict and Cooperation at EU Borders: Open or Closed Borders
Are border regions helpless facing the immigration crisis?
The symposium is funded through the Jean Monnet Programme, also known as the Jean Monnet Project, a European Union initiative which promotes knowledge on European integration on a worldwide scale.
Our students actively participated in the symposium along with 40 international students from the University of Stasbourg’s Certificate of European Studies. They took part in panel discussions and listened to different presentations from high-caliber professionals.
Presenters: Political Sciences
Emmanuel BRUNET-JAILLY, University of Victoria
Roland SCHERER, University of St. Gallen
Hynek BÖHM, University of Liberec
William LASSER, Clemson University, USA
Birte NIENABER, University of Luxembourg
Bernard REITEl, Université d’Artois
Philippe HAMMAN, Université de Strasbourg
Cédric DUCHENE-LACROIX, Universitaté Basel
Ramona VELEA, ISIG, Gorizia
Birte WASSENBERG, Université de Strasbourg
Martine CAMIADE, Université de Perpignan
Frédérique BERROD, Université de Strasbourg
Antoine ULLESTAD, Université de Strasbourg
Marcin KRZYMUSKI, Europauniversität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder
Christian WILLE, Universität Luxembourg
Jordi CICRES, University of Girona
Administrative Sciences/Public Management
Solange HERNANDEZ, Université Aix-en-Provence
Joachim BECK, University of Applied Sciences Kehl
Business and Economic Sciences
Hansjörg DREWELLO, University of Applied Sciences Kehl
Karen BECKER, The College of New Jersey, USA
Great news! CEPA Foundation provides a limited number of $500 awards for any student who applies for the Spring 2017 semester at the European Study Center in Heidelberg, Germany or European Study Center in Strasbourg, France.
Apply soon! Offer expires on October 15th
or when there are no longer any awards remaining.
Promotional code: CFAWARD2017
5 Great Reasons to spend your Spring 2017 semester in France or Germany
Take your coursework in English at European universities
Earn US transfer credit
Live in a historic castle or villa
Develop and refine your career skills
Spend your free time traveling and discovering Europe
All majors are welcome!
Business, Economics, and Finance
German / French Language and Culture
Want to hear from real students? Meet our ESC student ambassadors!
Rachel Kline (University of Florida)
Studied abroad in Strasbourg, France
“Not only was the excursion organized through CEPA an enlightening and awesome experience, but our trip on our own to Poland was beautiful and historically relevant!”
“Studying abroad in Heidelberg has easily been the best decision of my life so far, both personally and academically. From making unforgettable friendships with those in the European Study Center, to exploring the different realms of Europe, I have learned and grown so much as a person. Studying abroad made me appreciate other cultures and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone.”
Apply by September 30th for Spring 2017 Semester in Heidelberg or Strasbourg
Promotional code: CFSpring2017
All students who apply by September 30th for a Spring semerster abroad at the European Study Center (ESC) through CEPA Foundation save $200 on their program free. Additional scholarships and grants are available for students who qualify.
Exploring the European construction and European identities at the center of political Europe.
CEPA Europe, together with East Carolina University, would like to invite your students to study abroad this summer in Strasbourg, France. The program is open to all undergraduate college and university students wishing to earn credits in History, Political Science and/or French.
Summer is the perfect time for your students to connect their classroom learnings to “real world” settings without missing a semester.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: FEBRUARY 29
Program Dates: June 22 – July 20 (29 days)
2 courses – 6 credit hours
27 nights at the CEPA study center, Château de Pourtalès, in Strasbourg (pictured on top) and 2 nights in Brussels
Daily breakfast and 5 dinners
Visits to Brussels, Luxembourg, Waterloo, Frankfurt, Heidelberg as well as in and around Strasbourg
Public transportation passes
FORL 2700. Special Topics in French or Francophone Literature (3):
This course will focus on the city of Strasbourg, its history, its present, and its role as a European capital. Instruction will be divided between physical exploration of the city and readings chosen to inform students understanding of the cultural fabric of the city. It will also explore its culture: French, Alsatian, European and cosmopolitan, as a point of entry to explore issued linked to the European integration and contemporary France.
Course is equivalent to: HIST 3445 – Modern France, 1815-present
FORL 4700. Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures (3):
This class will examine on site the European construction 70 years after the end of World War II. We will take advantage of our location in Strasbourg to visit key European sites important to Europe such as; the Heidelberg Castle and institutions in Strasbourg, Brussels, Luxembourg, and Frankfurt.
Course is equivalent to: HIST 3435 – History of Europe Since 1914 OR POLS 3232 – The European Union
Students with the necessary credential in French can also elect to take that class as a FREN 3700/4700 class.