The EU offers activities for high school and college students, legislative staffers, aspiring journalists, professors, researchers, mid-career professionals, and more, providing an intimate look at the inner workings of the EU.

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Visit the EU

European Union Visitors Program

The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) is a young leaders program that invites Americans with a career-related interest in the EU to visit Europe and gain a first-hand appreciation of the EU’s institutions, policies, and values.

Group Study Tours

Study tours to Brussels give participants a better understanding of the European Union and of relations between the EU and the United States. Learn about tour opportunities for congressional staffers and graduate journalism students.

EU in the Classroom

The Schuman Challenge

The Schuman Challenge is an academic competition for undergraduate students from D.C.-area colleges and universities to engage in rigorous dialogue on transatlantic issues. Student teams, under the guidance of a faculty mentor, analyze the opportunities and challenges for effective transatlantic implementation of one of the five priorities of the EU’s Global Strategy and present and defend their strategy in front of a panel of judges at the EU Delegation.

The Euro Challenge

The Euro Challenge competition is an exciting educational opportunity for American high school students to learn about the European Union and the euro. Student teams select one member country of the “euro area” to examine an economic problem at the country level, and to identify policies for responding to that problem. Teams compete at the regional and national level, with the top five teams receiving scholarship awards.

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Educational Programs

EU-US Young Leaders Seminar

This seminar convenes US Fulbright students with European Erasmus+ and Marie Curie alumni to discuss key issues in transatlantic affairs.

Model EU

EU simulations through Model EU are an excellent way for high school and college students to learn about how EU institutions work. Participants are invited to represent one of the EU Member States at a European Council meeting or act as a commissioner representing the European Commission. There are many ways to run Model EU – our toolkits will help you get started.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are the EU’s reference program for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. They contribute to research, jobs, growth, and investment by equipping researchers with knowledge and skills, and foster research cooperation across borders, sectors, and disciplines.

Erasmus+ Opportunities

Study Abroad

Erasmus+ offers study abroad opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for 3-12 months within Erasmus+ Programme countries, as well as to and from Partner countries.

Higher Education Training & Teaching

If you work in higher education, you can spend time teaching or training at an institution in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country. These opportunities are available to staff working in the education sector, as well as individuals who work in business, public bodies, social partners, research institutes, and NGOs. Learn more.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a prestigious, integrated, international study program that allows you to earn a joint master's degree from two or more higher education institutions in Europe.

Jean Monnet Activities

Jean Monnet Activities aim to promote excellence in teaching and research on EU studies around the world, and foster dialogue between academic and policymakers on EU policies.

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