The EU Study Tour is an inter-institutional activity of the Network for European Studies, an ad hoc consortium
of universities whose faculty teach and conduct research in the field
of European studies with emphasis on the EU. Founded in 2004, the
Network's first participating universities and colleges were the
University of British Columbia (Institute for European Studies), the
University of Victoria (European Studies), and Capilano University
(Department of Political Studies). Since that first Study Tour, the
Network has grown and is truly pan-Canadian. The EU Study Tour and
Internship Program is the largest and most comprehensive program of its
kind in Canada and, perhaps, in North America. Capilano University provides the administrative and organizational support for the Study Tour and can offer undergraduate credit for any student participant whose institution is not participating. See Contact Us
The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is organized by a consortium of Canadian universities through the Network for European Studies (Canada).
The Network provides advice on focus, themes, core program as well as matters related to the sponsorship of student participants. For
example, the Network advises on internships and student selection. Individual faculty sponsors are responsible for recruitment, selection, and evaluation of their students participating in the Study Tour. The faculty sponsors from the participating institutions (institutes, centres and departments) collectively comprise the Network . To see if your institution is affiliated with the Network or associated with the EU Study Tour and Internship Program, see Contact Us.
The Board is responsible for the overall planning of the Study Tour, review of student selection, and review of administration. Members of the Board are Charlotte Schallié (University of Victoria); Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University); Kurt Huebner (University of BC); Heather MacRae (York University), Robert Austin (University of Toronto); Ruben Zaiotti (Dalhousie University); Robert Schwarzwald (Université de Montréal); and Conrad King (Capilano University).
Conrad King, of the Department of Political Studies at Capilano University, and Capilano's Centre for International Experience, is responsible for the administration of the Tour. Conrad King accompanies the participants in Europe and will provide coordination and an academic perspective rooted in the study of international organizations, public policy, and the global political economy.
All participants will benefit from the combination of experience and practical knowledge brought to the program by our European partners. The partner institutions, who you will meet in Europe, are responsible for developing the Study Tour academic program in Europe in collaboration with participating academic institutions.
European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C) www.ecsa-c.ca
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