November 14 - 1:00pm - UBC Life Building - Multipurpose Room
November 14 - 1:00pm - UBC Life Building - Multipurpose Room
This is an Arts Research Abroad (ARA) funded program. ARA is a funding body made of the Faculty of Arts – Dean’s Office, anonymous donors and Go Global that supports research intensive Global Seminars.
The ARA program offsets the cost to students for participation in an ARA course. Up to 70% of the cost may be offset for academically qualified students; up to 100% of the cost may be offset for academically qualified students who demonstrate financial need (as determined by Enrolment Services). The ARA program does not fund course development costs; faculty salaries; costs related to tuition, textbooks, course materials, visas, and vaccinations; daily meals; or personal expenses incurred by students.
For more details, please see the Eligibility and Fees and costs section.
Applications are reviewed as they are received, so early applications are encouraged.
Please note that you can apply for up to a maximum of 3 Global Seminars.
Shortlisted students can expect to be invited for interviews in early January.
Selected students will be notified mid-January.
This course is led by UBC faculty member Kurt Huebner
The EU Study Tour & Internship Program (EUST&IP) is an academic activity with a difference.
The EUST & IP is an immersion inside the European Institutions. Through seminars and briefings, participants have ‘face to face’ contact with the leaders and policy-makers actively involved in the daily work of the European Union, other European institutions, diplomatic representations to the EU (including Canada) and significant civil society organizations.
There are briefings from the following institutions (partial list): European Commission, Council of Ministers, European Parliament, European Court of Justice, European Central Bank, Canadian Mission to the EU, Quebec General Delegation to the EU, delegations from Turkey and Russia, NATO, and many more.
Locations are key sites of European institutions and civil society organizations (please note that locations are subject to change): Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Antwerp and Hachenburg.
Participants come from universities across Canada (including Dalhousie, Toronto, York, Carleton, Montreal, Victoria, Bishops, and UBC).
The European Union Study Tour & Internship Program
After the Study Tour, if you are a successful applicant into the EU Study Tour, you may also consider the Internship Program that is an optional program. This substantial internship opportunity is with European institutions and can be for two to six months in duration. Most internship positions commence immediately following the completion of the Study Tour but longer internships may begin later. However, the Internship is not coordinated through Go Global.
A typical day might include:
Note: this is an intensive academic experience, not a Contiki tour of Europe!
Notable environmental conditions:
May 12-June 1: Brussels‐Frankfurt‐Luxembourg‐Strasbourg
Jun-August: optional internship, Brussels*
Prior to your time in the field, you will be required to attend pre-departure sessions in Vancouver.
Internship dates for 2019: Monday June 3 – Friday August 2. Some flexibility required, depending on the location and host organization.
To be accepted for this Global Seminar, you have to meet both program-specific requirements as well as ARA eligibility.
No specific eligibility requirements. Preference shown to fourth-year undergraduate students in political science and International Relations. Third year students, and those in other disciplines (international studies, economics, commerce, journalism, etc.) are also encouraged to apply, particularly if student has completed coursework in the politics, economics and history of Europe.
This is a highly competitive program that is generously funded through the Faculty of Arts – Dean’s Office, Anonymous Donors and Go Global. The funding provided for this program is limited to only UBC Vancouver students in the identified Arts Majors
CAD $5000 (Approximately) plus tuiton and flight
Students do not pay the Go Global fee when applying to a Global Seminar. The Go Global fee is built into the Program Fee and is payable upon acceptance to the program.
All qualifying students will receive ARA Funding. A separate application is not required. ARA Funding provides eligible students 70% of funding for the program fee and flight. Accepted students with demonstrated financial needs are eligible for 100% funding for Program Fee and Budgeted Flight.
This amount will differ for domestic and international students. This amount will be assigned to you on the Student Service Centre (SSC) according to normal UBC tuition timelines. Read about tuition fees.
This amount is not determined or applied by Go Global.
All students participating in a Global Seminar will have tuition applied to their SSC account.
Travel to the destination is a separate cost. However, 70 – 100% funding is provided for the flight at a budgeted cost of $1,000. You are responsible for arranging your own travel. You should not book your flight until you are notified to book. All Global Seminars only run if there is a minimum number of students enrolled.
Some examples include: personal mobile communication, personal transportation that is not related to the learning outcomes of the program, additional meals that are not already identified as part of the program fee, immunizations, Visas
Adjustment on deposits
Students are eligible for an adjustment of their deposit under the following circumstances:
Withdrawal after acceptance in program
Withdrawal after deposit posted on SSC
Withdrawal after deposit due date
Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.
Students who decide to withdraw their application must submit a request in writing by email to the Global Seminar Advisor at email@example.com.
If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of the program:
The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844
Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053
UBC is committed to preparing students for safe and successful international experiences. In order to achieve this, any student participating in a Go Global Program must complete the following:
Failure to successfully complete these and any other requirements may result in withdrawal from the Go Global Program.