European Politics

Examine Europe’s current challenges by analyzing the building pressure on the European Union, or focusing on terrorism and its consequences.

Program Highlights

  • 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

Student Profile

This program is right for you if you study political science, international relations, government, or you are interested in the European challenge of terrorism.

My core course, European Game of Politics, gave me a chance to experience the heart of European institutions through interactive and hands-on learning; we didn’t just read about the European Union, we lived it. As an American political science student, it is so important to learn about our largest ally, and I can’t imagine a better way to do so than on-site and with key actors.”

– Caroline Thompson, Tulane University

Core Courses