May 25 - June 24, 2019
Germany, Poland, Belgium, & France
A high-impact international educational experience guided by two key principles: (1) allow the student to appreciate and understand the narrative, logic and structure of the trans-national process of European political, economic, social and security integration through extensive and direct interaction with European experts in the field and (2) enhance the impact of cross-cultural learning for the student by teaming Aggies with European university students and allowing them to jointly explore the trans-national governance process in Europe today. The unique and particular aspects of the program include extended stays in Passau, Warsaw, Brussels and Paris, and visits to Luxembourg City, Poznan and Munich included, as well as several additional cultural visits and programs afforded students within the “traditional heartland” of the EU.
All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program.
- POLS 306a : Contemporary Issues: The Political Evolution of Europe Since World War II ( 3 cr.)
- POLS 306b : Contemporary Issues: Institutions and Policies of European Integration (3 cr.) (can be substituted for LBAR 332
- Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and in good academic standing
- Approval of faculty
- Must attend ALL program-specific orientations
- Joint seminar with students at Passau University
- Several nights in Berlin, Brussels, Warsaw and Paris (staying in comfortable, modern hotels)
- Visits to the EU Parliament, Commission, and Council of Ministers
- NATO (political headquarters) and SHAPE (NATO military headquarters)
- German government and cultural sites in Berlin Highlight
- Mosel Valley Castle Tour and Rhine River sight-seeing cruise
|Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account
|Lodging and Meals
|Excursions and Cultural Site Visits
|Study Abroad Admin Fee
|Estimated Additional Expensese - not included in Program Fee
|Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 6 hours)*
|Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed)
|Meals (those not included in Program Fee)
|Textbooks and Supplies
|Total Estimated Cost
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments:
- $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
- $1,000 Program Deposit
- Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).