The mission of the Center for the Study of Europe is to promote understanding of Europe through its cultural heritage; its political, economic, and religious histories; its art, literature, music, and philosophy; as well as through its recent emergence as a new kind of international form through the European Union (EU).  Operationally, the center provides a focal point and institutional support for the study of Europe across Boston University through coordination of teaching missions, support of research, community-building among faculty and students, and outreach beyond the University.

All Boston University faculty involved in the study of Europe through research or teaching, regardless of the school or college in which their appointments are based, are welcome to affiliate with the Center for the Study of Europe.

Boston University’s Center for the Study of Europe is a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) and the Council for European Studies.

News, Events & Opportunities

  • Italy Conservation Summer Field School

    San Gemini Preservation Studies Program is now accepting applications for the summer 2019 field school. Now in its 21st year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they... [ More ]

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

    The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) funds faculty-mentored research experiences for BU undergraduates in every discipline through a variety of awards. The Spring 2019 application deadline is Thursday, December 6 by noon, see flier for more details!  Spring 2019 UROP Flyer

  • Undergraduate Study Abroad Opportunities with Jagiellonian University

    Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland offers English taught interdisciplinary MA degree programmes, undergraduate study abroad programmes, and double degree MA programmes coordinated in consortium with world leading universities. All of the programmes are designed using the best assets to equip students with core academic knowledge whilst emphasizing the importance of... [ More ]

  • Paid internship opportunities at the European Parliament in Washington DC and Brussels

    The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of paid, full-time internships aimed at US graduates. Interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from January 16th – April 15th, 2019, with an option to extend the internship for... [ More ]

  • Yale Undergraduate Policy Competition – October 13th and 14th

    The Yale Undergraduate International Policy Competition (IPC) is a brand-new competition model combining the realism of a case-competition, the team-driven style of a Hackathon, and the international affairs content of Model United Nations. For undergraduate students excited for a chance to solve real-world problems with real-world solutions and have their... [ More ]

  • Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe’s Dublin Office – Programmes

    Strategically based, The Leuven Institute draws on expertise from across Brussels, Benelux and the wider European Union to produce bespoke residential programmes and events, at its campus in the historic Irish College in Leuven, for higher education authorities, business organisations, commercial entities, the public sector and the voluntary community on... [ More ]

  • Call for Initiative on Cities Doctoral Research Fellowship Applicants

    The Initiative on Cities is seeking a talented BU doctoral student to assist with research activities in our office. You will be working directly with our staff and affiliated faculty to produce nontechnical reports and white papers for publication by the Initiative, support survey work with public officials, conduct literature... [ More ]