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Euro Tour: Multi-City - Political Science Program (Intersession)
Brussels, Belgium; Fez, Morocco; Marrakesh, Morocco; Paris, France; Rabat, Morocco; Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Intersession,
Program Cost
To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Intersession 2016 09/23/2015
Rolling Admission 01/02/2016 01/20/2016

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: No pre-requisite, not required to take language course in-country GPA: good academic standing
Professor(s): Dr. Randy Willoughby Disciplines offered: Graduate, Political Science and International Relations, Undergraduate
Accomodations: Hotel Program Advisor: Ali Droster -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes Program Type: Graduate- MAIR, Undergraduate
Program Description:





Intersession Program


POLS 494/594 : Western Europe and the Islamic World

Dr. Randy Willoughby

Intersession Program 2016


EuroTour takes advantage of four great cities in Morocco followed by Paris, Brussels, and Vienna. Students will spend anywhere from 2 to 6 days in each location. 

The program's tentative itinerary is as follows. Please note this is subject to change.

  • Marrakesh January 2 - 6
  • Rabat January 6 - 8 [includes one afternoon in Casablanca]
  • Fez January 8 - 9 
  • Paris January 9 - 14
  • Brussels January 14 - 17
  • Vienna January 17 - 20


This course features an academic, governmental and cultural tour of key cities in Europe and will involve a series of briefings from leading 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.

The program is challenging academically and culturally, but incredibly rich in opportunities to learn and explore. Students will be expected to complete about one third of the course readings before the seminar begins and will have papers due on February 1st, 2016. Students are encouraged to read one of the following novels of their choice at their convenience in the summer or fall 2015:

  • Amin Malouf Leo Africanus
  • Jean Claude Izzo Total Chaos
  • Yasmina Khadra Wolf Dreams

For more information please contact the instructor directly, Dr. Randy Willoughby, at

NOTE: This is an intensive, rigorous course requiring students to meet with the professor several times prior to departure. Students should anticipate reading assignments prior to, during, and after the travel program. Papers, quizes, and exams will be expected of students prior to, during, and after the travel program as well.


Student accommodations will be in hotels located conveniently in each of the cities visited. 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).

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. 

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. 


For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. 

Students are responsible for their travel to the first city of the program [Marrakesh] and their return from the final city of the program [Vienna]. Local travel costs are itemized in the Program Cost webpage. Train, coach, and plane travel between the cities experienced on the program is included in the cost of this program. Students participating in the program will be given details on the group travel purchased and provided as part of the program fees.


Students with US, Canadian, Mexican, and / or European Union citizenship will not need to secure an immigration documents other than a passport vaild until June 2016 or later. Please make sure you have a valid passport as well as at least 2 blank pages for stamps in your passport.


Students will have the opportunity to explore each city's diverse professional, cultural, and historical sites organized by the instructor. The agenda will include the following components :
  • meetings with European academics, national government officials, NGO representatives, journalists, and novelists
  • visits to cultural sites, mosques, cathedrals, museums
  • meetings with international agencies including NATO parliamentary assembly, European Council, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, International Atomic Energy Agency, and Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization
  • traditional class sessions

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)