Explore Europe’s current challenges by analyzing the ramifications of the building pressure on the European Union, or focusing on terrorism and its consequences.
- Build hands-on knowledge by negotiating politics as a European diplomat in a simulation game, or visiting sites of recent terrorist attacks to reflect on causes of terrorism and anti-terrorism tactics
- Bring theory to life by traveling on course-integrated study tours and meet actors that define the face of Europe, such as politicians, lobbyists, NGOs, think tanks, journalists, and researchers
- Gain an insider’s perspective on local politics during field studies such as visiting the Danish Foreign Ministry and Parliament, or by debating burning issues with former extremists and current activists
This program is right for you if you study political science, international relations, government, or you are interested in the European challenge of terrorism.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
The European Game of Politics: Crisis and Survival
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
You will gain a deeper understanding of the political and institutional fabric of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, major policies, and “how to play the game.”
Week-Long Study Tour: Brussels
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Denmark-Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: Two semesters of political science at university level, with at least one focusing on either international relations or comparative politics.
This course is a study of terrorism and its challenges to liberal democracies and international politics. You will analyze its causes, aims, and forms, as well as counter-terrorism strategies.
Week-Long Study Tour: Belfast-Brussels or London-Oslo
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Application Process for Other Approved Programs
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
University of St. Thomas application deadlines
- Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
- Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
- any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
- the course approval process
- how to apply to Other Approved Programs
- Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
- Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
- Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
- Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
- Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
- View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Student Policies.
- Some programs have additional criteria.
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions.
The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad.
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA