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The EU Center of Excellence of Seattle is pleased to be able to give two UW undergraduate the opportunity to experience the inner-workings of the EU up close by sponsoring their participation in the 2013 EU Visit Program to Brussels. The program, which runs from June 16-21, 2013, focuses on the dynamic changes taking place in today's integrating Europe and the future of the transatlantic partnership. Thanks to the support of the European Union, the EU Center of Excellence can pay the airfare and related hotel expenses for UW students selected to participate in this program, which is organized by the Network of EU Centers of Excellence.
Students selected to participate in the visit program will join students and teachers from across the US for a five-day visit in Brussels where they will meet both US and EU officials, touring the city and the major EU and international institutions based there. The itinerary will include site visits to the European Commission, the US Mission to the EU, and the European Parliament.
All UW undergraduate students in fields of study related to the European Union and contemporary Europe can apply to the EU Visit Program. Applications from students engaged with EU-related coursework or activities (e.g. Model EU) are encouraged.
To apply, send the following to the EU Center of Excellence:
Statement of Purpose. An approximately two-page statement of purpose addressing why it is important to study the European Union and how a visit to Brussels will enhance your undergraduate education in the area of contemporary Europe, transatlantic relations, and the EU.
Transcripts. Unofficial University of Washington transcript (one copy), as well as official transcripts from any other colleges or universities attended before transferring to the UW.
Letter of Recommendation. One academic letter of recommendation from a UW instructor.
Deadline: April 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Applications should be submitted to the EU Center of Excellence (120 Thomson Hall).
The European Union, the United States' most important economic and strategic partner, is a unique organization and process by which the participating member states share power across a range of economic and political areas. A visit to Brussels brings to life the accomplishments and challenges Europe has faced in uniting 27 nations through treaties, economic policies, and a common currency, as well as the future evolution of a united Europe.
For more information or questions about the EU Visit Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-616-2415.
Other EU Centers participating in the program are University of California (Berkeley), University of North Carolina, Georgia Tech, University of Colorado (Boulder), and the University of Wisconsin.
Some comments from our Seattle delegation on the overall experience:
“The mix of American and European diplomats was a great perspective on how each side views the relationship.”
“The best sessions for me were the ones where there was a great deal of interaction between the speakers and the EU Visit participants. The briefings at the Commission were particularly good because the speakers offered personal insights and met with us afterwards for what turned out to be a great conversation. The speaker at the Council chambers was also very engaging.”
|European Union Center of Excellence|
|120 Thomson Hall|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, WA 98195-3650|
|(206) 616-2415 office|
|(206) 616-2462 fax|