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Public Policy and Administration in the EU, Germany, and the U.S. (6 cr.)

May 18 - June 18, 2015

Program Director: Dr. Bill Resh

V482/S482/V582 - This program takes place at Germany’s elite National University of Administrative Sciences (Speyer University) as well as onsite classes at the European Union’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. You will take five seminars taught in English by faculty from SPEA and some of Europe’s top scholars in policy, law, and political science. You will also live and study with European students preparing for careers as top officials in EU, German, and other countries’ public institutions. The curriculum takes a comparative approach to understanding public administration in the European Union, Germany, and the United States; European economic integration; Local government and administrative modernization from a comparative perspective; Policy-making in the European Union and its effects on member states; and a special course on the accession of Turkey to the European Union. For more information on these unique seminars visit the course website.

Group Excursions: Learn outside the classroom

  • On-site classes at EU institutions in Brussels, Belgium, which will include visits from parliamentarians, officials from various EU agencies, and lectures from some of Europe’s top political scientists and policy scholars.
  • European Parliament in Strasbourg, France
  • Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France
  • Tour Historic Heidelberg, Germany
  • European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany

Please see your academic/faculty advisor to determine how this study abroad program will fulfill major requirements specific to your academic needs. The IUB SPEA Undergraduate Advising Office has preapproved this course to fulfill the following undergraduate academic programs:

  • Environmental Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Management
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Financial Management
  • Public and Nonprofit Management

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline:                                 December 14, 2014

Final Deadline:                                     February 14, 2015


Contact: Ashley Stevens

Overseas Program Specialist
812-856-0796, SPEA 201

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