Resources for Teaching Europe

The UNC Center for European Studies is the only federally funded Title VI National Resource Center and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence in the southeast United States. As part of our programs, we administer outreach to K-14 educators across North Carolina, and provide digital resources accessible to educators and students across the world. CES offers fully funded professional development trips to UNC and Brussels, Belgium to enrich educators’ understanding of the European Union and western European cultures, histories and languages. Browse the categories below for a brief overview of our resources, or use the main navigation menu to learn more about available classroom resources, professional development initiatives, and opportunities for K-14 students.

Professional Development

A fully funded, one-week trip to Brussels, Belgium, for K-16 educators to learn more about the European Union and its institutions
Funded trips to UNC for trainings with CES faculty and staff.
We send UNC Europe experts to schools and institutions around NC for specialized educator trainings. Email us to schedule a training.

Opportunities for Students

Learn. Travel. Speak.



Educator Experiences

What I Learned as a Global Scholar in Finland

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“This experience prompts me to be more mindful of how I live and how I teach. I embrace Finland’s “less is more” philosophy, applied equally to my consumer habits, as well as my practices as a teacher educator.”

Elizabeth Crawford, Assistant Professor and Elementary Education Graduate Program Coordinator, at the Watson College of Education at UNC-Wilmington, won a Global Scholar Curriculum Development grant from UNC’s Center for European Studies to travel to Finland in May 2016 and to infuse newly acquired materials and European content into her courses. Read more to learn about her experiences in Finland.

Thoughts from Brussels Study Tours

Overall, I had a fantastic time and learned a tremendous amount about the EU and the EU/US relations. I’m very grateful for this opportunity” – 2017 Participant
It is evident most people do not know the different levels of integration [in the EU] and it needs to be taught more clearly to Americans—and perhaps some Europeans as well.” – 2017 Participant
I am much more interested in teaching about the EU now that I’ve had this experience. I feel more confident in addressing issues and having students ask me questions about the EU.” – 2016 K-12 Participant

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