European Studies

European Studies Director: Juana Gamero De Coca (Spanish and Portuguese)
Office: RAJ B01 Telephone: 802-443-5287
Office hours: Mondays 10:15 - 11:15, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 and by appointment.

The program in European studies seeks to enrich the understanding of Europe --its issues and its people-- by combining the proficiency in one or more of the main languages spoken in this region with a solid interdisciplinary background in history, geography, politics, economics, literature and culture. An integral part of the program is the study abroad in Europe, usually at one of the Middlebury’s schools in France, Germany, Italy or Spain.

 As an EUS major you will be exposed to an interdisciplinary understanding of issues related to Europe and its constituent countries. Through coursework at Middlebury and at the Study Abroad Program of your choice you will achieve a high level of linguistic and cultural competence. While spending a semester or a year in one of our Programs in Europe you will take advantage of the opportunity to enroll in courses along with  French, German, Italian or Spanish natives, and to participate in various internship programs.  At Middlebury you will take regional courses in various disciplines and participate in seminars on global issues. 

Sample courses:

  • FREN 0344 Women in French Historical Film
  • GEOG 0223 Geopolitics of Europe
  • GRMN 0442 Germany Today
  • HARC 0201 Italian Renaissance Art: 1350-1550
  • HIST 0246 History of Modern Europe: 1900-1989
  • ITAL 0252 Italian Culture: From the Sixties to the present Day
  • SPAN 0304 Ideas and Cultures of Spain

Program in International and Global Studies

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