At IES Abroad, we work hard to provide our students with an academic experience that is challenging, engaging, and timely. That’s why we’re excited to share that our IES Abroad European Union Center based in Freiburg, Germany, has introduced a new course this semester called The United Kingdom and the European Union – A Troubled History. Taught by lecturer Dr. Iannis Carras, the course provides students with a thorough understanding of Great Britain’s ever-changing relations with continental Europe. A major focus of the course has been Brexit, a prominent topic in the current European discourse.
A parallel course is being taught at the IES Abroad London Center and includes online sessions. Students enrolled in the courses meet online to discuss course topics and also have the opportunity to meet in person during the semester on a course-related excursion.
This spring, IES Abroad faculty from the London and European Union Centers led students on an excursion to Brussels. While there, students met at the Scotland House with a Senior Advisor of the Brexit-Unit of the Council of the European Union and with a policy officer on cross-cutting issues. The meetings made for great discussions in a course session led by Dr. Carras the next day.
Next, European Union students embark on program-related field trips to London, Stockholm, and Riga. In London, European Union students will meet with our London students enrolled in the course for more discussion on Brexit and other course-related topics.
Dr. Carras and Dr. Christian Schnee (IES Abroad London) recently completed a lecture tour where they visited Hope College and the University of Redlands to serve on a discussion panel concerning Brexit. They also stopped by the IES Abroad headquarters and sat down to share their expertise on Brexit, and its impact on study abroad in our latest Facebook Live.
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