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For information about our 2017-18 EU in NC tours, please visit our archived page.

About EU in NC

The “EU in NC” Study Tours are intensive, development experiences for educators from across North Carolina and the southeast US. The Tours provide K-12, community college, and HBCU/MSI educators with in-depth knowledge of Europe critical for developing lesson plans and finding resources for teaching about contemporary Europe. The tours include meetings, discussions, and interactive sessions with faculty experts and practitioners in the Triangle on contemporary Europe and the EU. These sessions will both inform educators about European topics, and show them how to integrate content learned into the classroom.

Study tour participants receive certification of one continuing education credit and approximately 10 hours of professional development, provided they complete the post-tour lesson plan/module creation.

Hotel accommodations are provided for the tour, and participants traveling more than 40 miles round-trip will receive reimbursement of $.67/mile up to $50. Friday dinner and Saturday lunch will be provided, Saturday breakfast included in hotel accommodation.

Reimbursement is contingent upon completion of post-tour lesson plan/module development.


2024 Schedule

The 2024 tour has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates!

  • 5:00-5:30 | Arrival, Dinner
  • 5:30-7:00 | Exploring Black Europe through Short Films


  • -9:30 | Hotel Check-out, Breakfast at hotel
  • 10:00-11:00 | Europe’s Changing Climate
  • 11:10-12:10 | Split Session K-12 and Community College Pedagogy
  • 12:10-1:10 | Lunch & Learn
  • 1:10-2:10 | Teaching European Languages for a Global Workforce
  • 2:15-3:00 | VR Tours & Closing

Resources: Past Programs and Lesson Plans

EU in NC 2020 Poster.

EU in NC 2020 will be hosted at UNC Chapel Hill on March 6-7, 2020
This EU in NC Study Tour was catered toward educators that teach Europe & the EU in advanced high school classrooms, including:

  • AP European History
  • AP World History
  • AP Human Geography

And other similar courses

Full schedule of the workshop can be found here.

Lesson plans created from the workshop can be found on our Lesson Plan Page

View the Jean Monnet Project Appendix to the Teaching the EU Toolkits! The Appendix contains all of the resources created by educators, sorted by grade level/institution and type. Find what you need to teach about the EU, from a creative writing activity on the refugee crisis, to a Literature of the African Diaspora syllabus that includes units on Europe.



On the Tour:
“I will recommend this tour to my Colleagues! Biggest take away: I have great ideas to help fully add an EU component to the courses for Global Scholar Program! Great Job!” – 2017 Participant

On the specific session, “21st Century Varieties of Capitalism” with John D. Stephens:
“This was excellent. I learned far more that I expected in such a short period of time. I’m especially appreciative of having such a knowledgeable presenter who puts things in context and offered exampled to clearly explain the content.” – 2017 Participant

People listening to a speaker in the Ackland Art Museum.
Community college and HBCU/MSI faculty listen to a tour of European art at the Ackland Art Museum on May 19.

A picture of an EU in NC group.
Educators outside the Varsity Theater on Franklin Street, before a screening of the documentary Fire at Sea.

A lecture given by John D. Stephens.
John D. Stephens lectures on varieties of capitalism in the 21st century, and what it means for Europe.