|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Intersession||2014||10/02/2013 **||Rolling Admission||01/02/2014||01/19/2014|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Professor(s):||Dr. Randy Willoughby||Internships:||No|
|Disciplines offered:||Political Science||Accomodations:||Hotel|
|Program Advisor:||Ali Droster - email@example.com|
Paris | Brussels | Vienna | Istanbul
POLS 494/594: Special Topics: Western Europe and the Islamic World
Dr. Randy Willoughby
Intersession Program 2014
EuroTour takes advantage of four great cities on the continent: Paris, Brussels,Vienna and Istanbul. Following are the tentative dates for your stay in each city.
January 2 - 7 ~ PARIS
January 7 - 9 ~ BRUSSELS
January 9 - 14 ~ VIENNA
January 14-19 ~ ISTANBUL
This course features an academic, governmental and cultural tour of key cities in Europe and will involve a series of briefings from leading European academic, military, literary, and political personalities and experts on the European relationship with the Islamic World. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in dialogue with individuals managing the complex relationships of European and international politics.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.
Please note : train and plane travel between the following cities is included in the cost of this program.
- Train from Paris to Brussels
- Plane from Brussels to Vienna
- Plane from Vienna to Istanbul
Students are still responsible for their travel to Paris and their return from Istanbul. Local travel costs are itemized in the Program Cost webpage.
Student accommodations will be in hotels located conveniently in each of the four cities. Rooms are double occupancy and each stay includes breakfast for students.
In Paris students will be staying near Gare de Lyon. With the vibrant restaurants surrounding the Bastille and shopping in the Marais just a 15 minute walk away, and easy access to Metro Line 1 (with stops including the Louve, Champs Elysees and the Arc du Triomphe), students will be able to explore all Paris has to offer.
Brussels is quite quaint as far as big cities go. The Grand Place, or main plaza in Brussels, is a 5 minute walk from your accommodations. Belgian waffles and fries await around every corner.
With accommodations just across the river from the old city center and St Stephan's Cathedral, you will find yourself a 15 minute walk away from many of the main attractions for tourists in Vienna. A city on a smaller scale makes the Viennese UBahn (subway) easy to navigate, leaving the summer palace, Vienna Zoo, and the UN Office at Vienna a quick ride way.
Your final destination of Istanbul again situations you near the Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque, as well as the Grand Bazaar for any last minute souvenirs you never knew you always needed.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIESStudents will have the opportunity to explore each city's diverse professional, cultural, and historical sites organized by the instructor. A full list of excursions and activities will be provided late during the Fall 2013 semester. Previous years students have explored and experienced:
- UN Office at Vienna
- Council of the EU
- Aya Sofia & Blue Mosque
- Topkapi Palace