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European Studies

European Studies Director: Patricia Zupan (Italian)
Office: RAJ 110 Telephone: 802-443-3072

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 C.V. Starr Schools Abroad in France, Germany, Italy or Spain.

Designed for students at an advanced language level, the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad in Europe are structure to give students the opportunity to perfect their language competency through guided language immersion and facilitated social and cultural integration.

Middlebury School in Spain:

Middlebury School in Italy:

Middlebury School in France:

Middlebury School in Germany:

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
  • 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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