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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Budapest, Hungary; Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Poznan, Poland; Strasbourg, France
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/05/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/18/2019 04/18/2019

** 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.
Program Description:

Department of Political Science 
Vince Hernandez
vhernandez@tamu.edu  
Allen Building, Room 2010  
(979) 845-3127

Study Abroad Advisor
Irene Scott
isscott@tamu.edu   
Study Abroad Programs Office Pavilion, Room 112 
(979) 845-0544

Group of CIFE students

"I never thought I would be able to study abroad for an entire semester, but with CIFE I traveled to multiple countries for essentially the cost of an A&M semester. The exposure to the EU in the classroom was coupled with excursions to political, historical, and cultural landmarks, making it one of the most rewarding experiences of my college career!"
~ Claire Stieg, Fall 2012

"Studying abroad with CIFE was an amazing experience that left me yearning for more when it comes to the EU. I learned so much in the classroom, but the part that I loved the most was that they made us learn outside the classroom by taking us to different parts of Europe. This was the perfect program, in my opinion."
~ Ryan Cardenas, Fall 2013

“The past 14 weeks have been intensive lectures about different subjects from various perspectives about the European Union. In addition, you get to go and see for yourself the different important European countries. In Brussels, you get some first-hand experience on how the European Union works. You learn transferable skills, you can apply to international business or international law that will certainly help you obtain a Master’s Degree as well as in your professional career. It was an invaluable experience.”
~ Jacob Keller, Spring 2015

Spring 2019
 European Semester CIFE: Understanding
Europe and the EU  January 18 - April 18 


Germany, Hungary, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Poland

 
About 
Texas A&M and the Centre international de formation européene (CIFE) are offering an innovative undergraduate program in European Union studies allowing students to:

Benefit from an intensive study abroad program in Europe studying in Berlin, Germany for 13 weeks while traveling to Brussels, Belgium, Strasbourg, France, Budapest, Hungary, Poznan, Poland, and Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. 
Earn 15 semester credits in Political Science and Liberal Arts equivalent transfer coursework.

Explore the European Union, its historical foundation and the contemporary political, economic, social and cultural challenges facing Europe while studying at the CIFE - one of the most renowned institutions of high-level academic teaching in Europe.For more information, visit CIFE website at www.european-semester.com

CIFE Spring 2019 program brochure 
CIFE Spring 2019.pdf

Fall 2013 Program Video Poznam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkVUOy7G4Sk  

Program Video 
https://youtu.be/oQj8OVxONL8

 
Courses  
Listed below are the CIFE study abroad courses offered. These courses will be processed by Texas A&M Office of Admissions “by title” for transfer credits (Pass/Fail). If you have more questions about transfer credits, please contact your program advisors. The Texas A&M equivalents for POLS majors are listed in [ ]. 
  • Political Systems of the EU and its Decision Making Process [POLS 306 or as pre-approved]
  • European Law [POLS 306 or as pre-approved]
  • European Markets and Economy [POLS 306 or as pre-approved]
  • Studies in European Civilization and Culture [LBAR 331 or as pre-approved]
  • Studies in European Civilization and Culture II [LBAR 332 or as pre-approved]
Eligibility
  • Open to all majors.
  • 2.0 minimum GPA 
  • Good standing with the University
Application Process
Create an application by clicking the button "Apply Now" on this page. Students will be required to complete all items.

Cost
 
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $14,250
CIFE fee (Tuition, Lodging, Daily meal stipend of 10 Euros, Excursions, and Inland Transportation) $13,650  
Medical Insurance (CISI) $112  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $400  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $88  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $3,550+
International Airfare (current rates $800 - $1,500) $1,500  
Travel Documents (passport only with at least 6 months validity after the program return date) $155 and visa if applicable. $300  
Meals (approximately $135/week * 13) $1,750  
Personal Spending Varies  
Total Estimated Cost $17,800+