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Global Perspectives Seminar in Belgium and Switzerland

Term To Study: Fall 2020
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
Program Starts: Jul 12, 2020
Program Ends: Jul 28, 2020
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $5,000
Link 1: Global Perspectives Seminar in Belgium and Switzerland
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Program Locations:

Belgium Brussels
Switzerland Geneva
Contact Phone: 248-370-2843
Contact Name: Alex Zimmerman, Director Of International Education
Contact Email: azimmerman@oakland.edu
What is Included: Accommodations, flights, cultural activities, intercity travel by air or rail, and meals
What is not Included: OU tuition not included
Program Description

Incoming freshmen and transfer students are invited to participate in an experiential learning opportunity in Belgium and Switzerland. During the summer prior to your first semester at OU, earn college credit while learning in a progressive manner to gain a global perspective and real-world experience, applicable to your entire academic career.

The program runs during summer 2019 from July 21 – August 6 (tentative dates).

Studying in Brussels, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland, students will learn firsthand from practitioners in the fields of international relations and diplomacy. In Brussels, the group will tour the European Union (EU) facilities and speak with EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organization experts and administrators, members of the European Parliament, and representatives of European think tanks. In Geneva, they will tour United Nations (UN) facilities and speak with employees of UN agencies such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Trade Organization and the International Organization for Migration.

Participants get a head start on their college careers.

Complete a general education requirement (Global Perspective: PS1600 Issues in World Politics)
Political science majors (and related degrees): earn credits toward your major
Honors College students: earn honors credit

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Population: 10438353
Capital: Brussels
Per-capita GDP: $ 38200
Size: 30528 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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