The EU Studies Program is a comprehensive semester program which includes: university courses, French language courses, cultural activities, multiple excursions, and professional visits.

Courses are taught by professors from the University of Strasbourg and its exchange partners: Georgia State University, Mercer University, and West Virginia University. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. All majors are welcome to apply. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. All courses may be taken in English, although the option to take courses in French is available to students with sufficient foreign language skills.

Academic Program

Welcome to the Château

Why live in the dorms when you can live in a castle? During the semester program, you will live at the CEPA Study Center Château de Pourtalès, which is a 250-year-old castle nestled in a beautiful park near the EU institutions and Strasbourg city center.

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Academic Program

Academic Program

Courses are taught in English! There will be many courses offered in the semester that will cover subjects such as political science, European Union studies, economics, business, public management, European history and culture, elementary/advanced courses in French language.

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Cultural Program

Cultural Program

Many wonderful opportunities to learn more about Europe and the European Union beyond books and the classroom are included during the semester - for example trips to important historical, cultural, and political sites in and around Strasbourg, Germany, and Belgium.

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Brussels Excursion

Our 3-day Trip to Brussels, Belgium February 14-16, 2016 Written by: Abby Hundley, EU Studies Student Spring 2016 from Mercer University My first long trip of the semester was organized by CEPA, which took my group to Brussels during the École de Management’s winter break. While Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament […]

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Strasbourg is an amazing place

During their first weeks in Strasbourg, our Spring 2016 student group discovered Strasbourg to be the “Capitale de Noël” and the capital of Europe. Once a year, Strasbourg turns into a sea of lights. Since 1570, one of the biggest christmas markets of Europe takes place here, with over 300 stands nestled around the famous […]

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Welcome new students to the castle

Welcome New Students!

The new year and semester has started. Students from Canada and the USA arrived in Strasbourg this month to start their EU Studies Semester at the castle. After the first days of orientation in their new home and castle for the next months, we arranged a Get Together to get to know each other better: […]

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Leadership conference- From smart to wise

On November 24th, over 100 guests participated in the conference “From smart to wise- Acting and leading with wisdom” with Dr. Prasad Kaipa. An impressive crowd was attracted to the castle that night. There were executive directors and leaders from different companies such as Siemens, Steelcase, Mars UK, professors from the University of Strasbourg, Ecole […]

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