International Symposium in Strasbourg a great success

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

Geography
Birte NIENABER, University of Luxembourg
Bernard REITEl, Université d’Artois

Sociology
Philippe HAMMAN, Université de Strasbourg
Cédric DUCHENE-LACROIX, Universitaté Basel
Ramona VELEA, ISIG, Gorizia

History
Birte WASSENBERG, Université de Strasbourg
Martine CAMIADE, Université de Perpignan

Law
Frédérique BERROD, Université de Strasbourg
Antoine ULLESTAD, Université de Strasbourg
Marcin KRZYMUSKI, Europauniversität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

Cultural Sciences
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

Limited number of $500 awards available

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.

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Apply soon! Offer expires on October 15th

or when there are no longer any awards remaining.

Promotional code: CFAWARD2017

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5 Great Reasons to spend your Spring 2017 semester in France or Germany

  1. Take your coursework in English at European universities
  2. Earn US transfer credit
  3. Live in a historic castle or villa
  4. Develop and refine your career skills
  5. Spend your free time traveling and discovering Europe

All majors are welcome!

  • Business, Economics, and Finance
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • German / French Language and Culture
  • and more…

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Want to hear from real students? Meet our ESC student ambassadors!

rachel-klineRachel Kline (University of Florida)

Studied abroad in Strasbourg, France
Spring 2016


“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!”

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interview-shahShilan Shah (The College of New Jersey)

Studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany
Fall 2015


“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.”

Read more about his experiences »

Students can save $200 for Spring 2017 semester abroad

Please share this news with your students!

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.

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All majors are welcome!

  • Business, Economics, and Finance
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Foreign Languages
  • and more…

Program Benefits

  • Courses taught in English
  • 12-15 transfer credits
  • Exciting cultural excursion
  • Free time to explore Europe
  • Gain valuable career skills
  • Additional scholarships and grants

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10th anniversary of Humber at the CEPA Study Center Chateau du Pourtales

For 10 years, Humber College (School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism) and CEPA Europe have been running a semester abroad program in Strasbourg, France open to students with a major/minor in Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, and Tourism & Hospitality Management.

During the program students reside at the historic Chateau de Portales and complete seven weeks of classroom instruction. Weekly field trips are taken to breweries, wineries, patisseries, hotels and attractions around France, including Paris.

After 10 years, we feel very honored to have this relationship with the people at Humber College. Together, we work hard to continously improve the program in order to make it an excellent opportunity for their students to connect their classroom learning with real-world experience.

Kristy Adams – Program Coordinator/Professor

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Kristy, Brent, Carter (12) and Griffin (9)

“The experience and CEPA changed our lives! That’s the truth.

Our family will always have the unbelievable memories to hold onto for the rest of our lives. We are so incredibly thankful for the opportunity to experience Europe. I truly cannot think of a day that goes by where our trip doesn’t touch us in some way. Whether we are looking at some of the artwork we brought back or singing our own kugelhopf song or Skyping Biggi or looking at our photos, smiles our brought to our faces each and every time.

Thank you Uli for all that you and your team provide to EVERYONE who graces the Chateau’s doors and CEPA’s programs.

WOOHOO HUMBER and CEPA!!!!

And thank you for letting me, my family and so many of us over the past 10 glorious years enjoy the ride!!!!”

All our love,
Kristy, Brent, Carter (12) and Griffin (9)

Summer abroad program in Strasbourg, France

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.

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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)

What’s included:

  • 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

Courses:

  • 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.

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APPLY AT:
http://piratesabroad.ecu.edu/?go=ECUinStrasbourg

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Nicolas Médevielle
Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
Office: Bate 3301
252-328-1529
medeviellen14@ecu.edu