Brussels Study Tour Grants
BRUSSELS STUDY TOUR GRANTS FOR TEACHERS, COMMUNITY COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS, AND MSI/HBCU FACULTY
THE DEADLINE FOR 2018 BRUSSELS STUDY TOUR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND. FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TOUR, PLEASE CONTACT EUROPE@UNC.EDU.
Each year, the UNC Center for European Studies chooses a cohort of NC K-12 teachers, community college instructors, and HBCU/MSI faculty to join a study tour to Brussels, Belgium. This tour, organized by the University of Pittsburgh’s European Study Center (and formerly by UNC-CH) is a five-day professional development opportunity to learn about the European Union in collaboration with university partners from across the nation. For those educators with a strong interest in European Studies, this study tour will provide you with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experiences to further your understanding of Europe and the European Union.
The Brussels Study Tour is by no means a leisure tour. You will have high-level briefings with EU officials and make important networking connections, while having fun along the way. Most grantees choose to travel before or after the tour as a separate vacation.
These study tour grants provide reimbursement for one transatlantic flight up to $1000; group hotel arrangements for the duration of the tour and all programmatic costs are also covered by the grant. Meals, incidentals, and any additional travel costs remain the responsibility of the grantee. The University of Pittsburgh will require a non-refundable administrative fee of $275 per applicant if you are selected by the tour.
Participants will be asked to create a lesson plan or course module, reflecting new content learned from the tour.
Save the Date for the 2018 Tour! Sunday, June 17 – Saturday, June 23, 2018
The application will go live by the end of January.
To get an idea of what the tour may possibly be like, please look at a sample itinerary from the 2017 tour. Please note that the 2018 tour will not be exactly the same cite visits or structure, but of a similar caliber and quality. Those who have been selected for the tour will be contact with more details as the 2018 tour plans are finalized.
MORE INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO EACH TYPE OF AWARDEE CAN BE FOUND BELOW.
PICTURE YOURSELF IN BRUSSELS…
NC K-12 Educators
There are three main qualities we are looking for in a K-12 applicant:
- Impact on students – how will the information learned and connections made on this trip reach the students?
- Teacher impact – how will this opportunity impact the applicant, both professionally and personally?
- Multiplier effects – how will the resources, information, and connections reach the applicant’s community of teachers at their school or in their district?
Many times, because of these three priorities, selected applicants come from either rural districts or Title I schools. However, any strong applicant should be prepared to address these questions.
NC COMM. COLLEGE, MSI/HBCU FACULTY
Strong preference will be given to NC Community Colleges applicants from schools participating in the NC Global Distinction Program,
Brussels Study Tour grants and programming are made possible by generous funding from the European Union through the Getting to Know Europe grant.