European summer school, an intensive and multicultural
program, offers a unique opportunity for Oberlin students to experience
the social, cultural, political, and business climates of Europe while
on site in the Netherlands, Belgium and German. Fully
credited courses by Oberlin College, offered in English, explore the
economics, institutions, and business practices shaping European integration
over six weeks during July and August, the program offers student participants
opportunities to explore Europe more widely from a central location
with excellent transportation links.
College is pleased to cooperate with the Center
for European Studies at the University
of Maastricht. Located in the dynamic Limburg region region in the
southeastern part of the Netherlands, Maastricht
is just north of the French speaking Belgian city of Liege and just
west of the German city of Aachen. At the center of the Cologne-Brussels-Luxembourg
triangle, the location offers opportunities to visit international institutions
such as the European
Commission, the European
Parliament, the European
Court of Justice and NATO along
with a variety of international business operations including Philips,
DAF and the European distribution
center for Nordson.
academic program is comprised of three components: two elective courses
(3 credit hours each) and an optional tutorial program.
- Students choose
from one of the following two options for the first three weeks:
Economic Integration - The aim of the course is to provide
a deeper understanding of the efforts toward further economic cooperation
and integration in Europe. Topics include: the history of the EU,
economic principles of custom unions and common markets, economic
and monetary union in the EU, the common agricultural policy and eternal
Management - The course examines the financial management of
international firms and organizations, in particular the problems
of international capital budgeting, issuing securities, and dealing
with exchange-rate risks. An overview of the functions, structures
and innovations in contemporary international financial markets will
- Students choose
an elective course from one of the following three options for the
final three weeks:
& Politics: Current Topics in the European Union - The
course will give an introduction to the key institutions guiding European
integration. After an brief history of the EU coverage will be devoted
to the legal framework of the EU and the European Community which
governs the internal market, the four basic freedoms, economic and
monetary union and EU enlargement. Links between the EU and member
states will also be examined.
Communication - The course is designed to raise your awareness
of the variety of cultural values in today's world and help you compare
your own cultural background with that of various European cultures.
The course reveals how organizational cultures can be managed effectively
and outlines ways of learning intercultural communication.
Culture: History & Art. The course addresses cultural and
political developments that have marked Europe. Lectures will focus
on highlights of European cultural history and artifacts will be used
to illustrate the wide variety of social, cultural and political developments
that have influenced European history.
on EU Current Events (ungraded and no credit) -
10 hours of optional tutorial-based disscussion of current events
in European political economy conducted by Professor David L. Cleeton.
Preparatory readings will be drawn from the Financial
Times and The
- $3,600 for 6 credit hours. The fee covers class excursions and
course materials including all book, use of the university library
and computer facilities.
- Students will be housed in single or double rooms at the International
Student dormitory at the University of Maastricht. Costs are $1,150
for a single and $975 for a double. Students are responsible for their
own meals but the dormitory has built-in kitchens in the double rooms
and a communal kitchen for students with single rooms. The dormatory
has wireless internet connections, free use of laundry room, and recreational
facilities (tennis and basketball).
- Detailed information will be communicated to accepted participants.
Students must arrange for their travel to and from Europe but may
be able to obtain reduced price airfare through the Council on International
- A $750 nonrefundable deposit will be required approximately two
weeks after notification of acceptance in the program. Details will
be given to accepted applicants.
Student Identification Card (ISIC)
- All students traveling on the program are required to obtain an
ISIC. The card provides a number of benefits including reduced travel
through CIEE and an travel insurance coverage. Click on the card for
financial aid in the form of special scholarship awards is available.
Separate applications are required.
the Oberlin-in-Europe program
application by clicking on the form icon at the left.
are due no later than Monday 31 March 2008.
David L. Cleeton
the Oberlin-in-Europe Scholarship application
by clicking on the form icon at the right.