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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/21/2020
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06/07/2020 07/11/2020

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:

Overview

 

Overview

The Department of Political Science offers a five-week summer program on European Politics, beginning in Madrid and traveling to Barcelona and Berlin. Participation in the program offers students the opportunity to observe firsthand and immerse themselves in important issues that lay at the heart of politics in these countries today. Students consider the challenges of building and maintaining democratic states as well as a union of these states across a diverse continent – the fundamental project of the European Union. Students also consider Europe's experience with authoritarianism, transitions to democracy, democratic governance, and democratic backsliding – and the links between these experiences and the rise of political polarization and populism in Europe and around the world.

In Madrid and Berlin, students attend courses that emphasize our theoretical understanding of these topics. Complimenting their coursework are guest lectures by activists, academics, and policymakers and site visits to various historical monuments and political institutions in Spain and Germany. The visits outside the classroom provide students with a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what they learn in the classroom, including a trip to Barcelona. For the program’s duration, students are able to “live” and experience the politics of Spain and Germany – two states with fascinating histories that have a direct bearing on critical issues facing citizens around the world today.

All applicants must have a current passport (that is valid until at least December 31, 2020) in their possession by absolutely no later than March 1, 2020.
 

Location

 

Location

  • Visit the “Golden Triangle” - The Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofia are three art institutions on one of the main boulevards of Madrid, the Paseo del Prado
  • Berlin boasts 12 distinct boroughs, each with their own character and charm
  • Madrid population: 3.2 million;
    Berlin population: 3.5 million
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Application Process

 

Application Process


Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 13. The application deadline is February 14.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.

All applicants must have a current passport (that is valid until at least December 31, 2020) in their possession by absolutely no later than March 1, 2020.

 
 

 Dates

Dates

June 7 - July 11, 2020 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Madrid: June 7 - July 1
Berlin: July 1 - July 11

 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

 
  • Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
    • Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
    • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher

All applicants must have a current passport (that is valid until at least December 31, 2020) in their possession by absolutely no later than March 1, 2020.
 
 

Academics

 

Academics

Students will take 3 courses for a total of 8 credit hours:

POLS 385: Comparative Political Institutions (3 credits)
Taught by Prof. Jeffrey Staton. This course will provide students with an introduction to comparative political institutions. We will focus on how the rules that organize political communities influence social cooperation, order, representation and rights. We will also introduce key institutions of the European Union and consider how they have influenced European politics. We will discuss the role of domestic and European institutions with policy-makers in Berlin, Madrid, and Budapest.

POLS 385:Authoritarianism in Twentieth-Century Europe (3 credits)
Taught by Prof. Jennifer Gandhi. This course provides students with an understanding of the ways in which autocrats come to power, the strategies they pursue to maintain power, and the ways in which they fall from power. Given our locations in Spain and Germany, we investigate these topics primarily in the context of the Franco regime in Spain, the Nazi dictatorship in Germany, and the Communist regime in East Germany. We use these cases to understand general arguments in the study of autocracies and the contemporary significance of the concepts associated with these cases. Throughout the course, we consider how and to what extent history repeats itself.

POLS 385: The Political Economy of Economic Policymaking in Europe (2 credits)
Taught by Prof. Mark Hallerberg. This course provides an introduction to economic issues facing the European Union. The first goal is to increase your understanding of the current economic challenges facing European countries and the European Union more generally, including the impact of the global financial crisis that began in the US on the European Union as well as the continuing euro-zone crisis. The second goal is to understand possible solutions, both economic and political, to these challenges.
 

Housing

 

Housing

While in Madrid, students will be staying in double occupancy rooms in shared student apartments. Apartments are same-sex bedrooms and may be shared with other Emory students.  In Berlin, students will be staying in double occupancy hotel rooms with other Emory students.
 

Cost and Funding

 

Cost and Funding

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet

Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
 

Policies

 

Policies


Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details. Emory College Study Abroad will also require all students to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation by April 15. This assignment will be deployed through Canvas in early April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students  
 

Contacts

 

Contacts

Dr. Jennifer Gandhi
Program Director
Department of Political Science
jgandh2@emory.edu

Emory College Study Abroad
404-727-2240
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This program is currently not accepting applications.