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  • Locations: Brussels, Belgium; Dusseldorf, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; otzenhausen, Germany; Paris, France; Saarbrucken, Germany; Saarland, Germany; Strasbourg, France
  • Program Terms: Maymester/Early Summ
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester/Early Summ 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2019 05/24/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Education Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5 (Undergrad)
Service Learning: Yes Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate
Payable Account Code: 8141
Program Description:
DISCOVER THE HEART OF EUROPE: Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg
*The application deadline for this program is February 1, 2019*


Program Description
Spend ten days in Europe this coming May with KSU's Discover the Heart of Europe program! Participants will travel to four countries (Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg) while studying the political and economic organization of the European Union as well as contemporary issues in European politics. Students can earn up to six (6) hours of academic credit in this all-inclusive seminar, which combines lectures, workshops, and excursions to some of the most beautiful and dynamic cities in Europe. You and your classmates will visit the beautiful Alsatian city of Strasbourg, with its mix of French and German influences. You will also explore the Roman origins and medieval splendor of Trier, Germany. Next stop Luxembourg City, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Finally, we will spend two days experiencing Brussels, Belgium - known to some as "the capital of Europe".

Our hosts, the European Academy Oztenhausen, will provide all housing and all meals and will arrange all transportation. Students will enjoy well-appointed rooms and excellent dining facilities. Wifi is included - so you'll never be out of touch with home while you are away.

Join us on an adventure to discover the heart of Europe!

NOTE: All program content will be delivered in English. No prior knowledge of a European language is required (though it will certainly won't hurt!)

Program Dates (subject to change)

May 13 - May 24, 2019

Pre-trip meetings: February 15, March 15, April 12, April 23 & May 3, 2019
Post-trip meeting: May 31, 2019


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Program Cost (subject to change)

$3,645.00 Cost includes airfare, lodging, all tours, ground transportation between major cities, travel insurance, and most meals.

***PROGRAM FEES DO NOT INCLUDE TUITION. Cost is subject to change. ***

*** KSU degree-seeking students in good academic standing who pay the international fee are eligible for the Global Learning Scholarship***

A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit will be subtracted from your total program fee. Payments are broken down into two installments:

1st installment of $1,672.50 is due March 1, 2019
2nd installment of $1,672.50 is due March 15, 2019

For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships website!
Global Learning Scholarship

*** KSU degree-seeking students in good academic standing who pay the international fee are eligible for the Global Learning Scholarship***

In order to receive scholarship, students MUST submit the Financial Aid Acknowledgment Form to the Office of Financial Aid (located in Kennesaw Hall; AND complete the Global Learning Scholarship online application by March 1, 2019

Students will again be housed by our host organization, the Europäishe Akademie Otzenhausen. Continuing our previous arrangement with the academy, all lodging and food for the duration of the trip is provided, including our hotel stay in Brussels during our overnight excursion. The rooms are comfortable and located on-site making access to seminar rooms and dining facilities quick and easy. Dining facilities offer a diverse range of locally-sourced food and can accommodate a range of dietary preferences.

Safety & Security
During pre-departure orientations, students will receive information on health considerations, travel safety, money matters abroad, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural immersion and sensibility, student responsibilities and course requirements.

The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on Germany, Belgium and France , please visit:

The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries:

Health and Safety Handout.pdf

Education Abroad Program Physical Requirement Assessment: Physical Assessment Form.pdf

Medical Clearance Form Information
A completed medical clearance form is required for acceptance onto this program. In order to complete the medical clearance form please follow these steps:
1. Print and fill out the medical clearance form provided in your application or here: 
Education Abroad Medical Clearance Form Final.pdf
2. Print out the physical assessment form here: Physical Assessment Form.pdf
3. Print out this brochure page (or at least the part with the program description)
4. Take the medical clearance form, physical assessment, and program description to a licensed medical provider
5. Once the entire medical clearance form is filled out, please return to the Education Abroad Office via mail, fax (470-578-9171), or in-person


Students may take EUST 2050, EURO 3234 or both for a total of 6 possible hours. 

EUST 2050: Introduction to European Studies, 3 credit hours
This course is a survey of the foundational figures, themes, and texts in European Studies in an interdisciplinary and global context. It serves as an introduction to European Studies with a focus on the Modern Era. Students engage with appropriate texts from a variety of European countries and cultures in an interdisciplinary intellectual environment.  

EURO 3234: Introduction to the European Union, 3 credit hours.
The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the European Union (EU). The course traces the development of the EU from its origins in the 1950s to the present day. Student will explore the EU’s governing institutions, including their structure and relationship to one another. Students will be introduced EU policy-making processes. Students will use this knowledge of structures and processes to explore current EU policies and issues, including EU-USA relations.

Application Deadline
Application deadline is February 1, 2019

A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. Please note: you will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this deposit!

NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program. If taking this course for graduate credit, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.

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Faculty Contacts
Dr. Thomas Doleys
(470) 578-6497

Dr. Allison Webb
(470) 578-2466

Faculty Backgrounds
The Discover the Heart of Europe program is designed with a rotating schedule of Directors and Assistant Directors. Each faculty member involved in the program makes a two-year commitment. In their first year, an Assistant Director is mentored by the current Director. They travel to all of the sites, meet our collaborators and partners, and acquire a general familiarity with program while assisting with the delivery of course content. During their second year, the Assistant Director take over the Directorship and mentor the program's future Director.

Dr. Thomas Doleys has experience with study abroad first as a student, having spent a term at the University of Warwick during his
undergraduate studies, and secondly as a faculty member, having taught a course on the political economy of regional integration in Vanderbilt University's London program. More recently, Dr. Doleys took a cohort of graduate students in KSU's Master of Science in International Policy Management program on an education abroad experience in Geneva, Switzerland in 2015 and he took an undergraduate group to Havana, Cuba as part of KSU's Around the World in 80 Days study abroad program in the fall of 2016. Additionally, Dr. Doleys's research on the European Union has taken him to cities like Brussels where he has interviewed officials at all of the major European Union institutions. Finally, Dr. Doleys also
serves as the faculty advisor to KSU's newly-formed Model European Union simulation team. In this capacity he has led student groups on week-long trips to Antwerp (2016) and Brussels (2018).



All application deposits are non-refundable, except in the case of:

*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and on or before the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program.  Alternate program must take place within the same calendar year and be accepted before a refund for the first program can be issued.

Refunds for application deposits will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee, which is separate from tuition, is charged to the student's account.  The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.

All program fees are non-refundable.  In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application deposit and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.


Program fees do not include tuition.  Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.

Education Abroad Program Coordinator
Andrea Henriquez
(470) 578-2416