European Union: Study Tour 2022

POLI 326 | 3 credits

About the virtual program

This course is led by Kurt Huebner, Department of Political Science

Format: virtual (online)

Dates:  May 2 – 20, 2022 (TBC)

Schedule: The course will be offered intensively from 9:00am – 2:00pm (PST), Monday to Friday. Students must be available for the entire program. The exact times may be subject to change depending on the daily activities.

Topic: The EU Virtual Study Tour & Internship Program (EUST&IP) is an academic activity with a difference.

The EUST & IP is an immersion inside the European Institutions. Through seminars and briefings, you participants have virtual contact with the leaders and policy-makers actively involved in the daily work of the European Union, other European institutions, diplomatic representations to the EU (including Canada) and significant civil society organizations.

There are briefings from the following institutions (partial list): European Commission, Council of Ministers, European Parliament, European Court of Justice, European Central Bank, Canadian Mission to the EU, Quebec General Delegation to the EU, delegations from Turkey and Russia, NATO, and many more.

After the Study Tour, if you are a successful applicant into the EU Study Tour, you may also consider the Internship Program that is an optional program. Internships will be offered in-person in Europe. This substantial internship opportunity is with European institutions and can be for two to six months in duration. Most internship positions commence immediately following the completion of the Study Tour but longer internships may begin later.  To be considered for an internship, please submit a brief CV to Prof. Kurt Huebner via email no later than March 8, 2022.

Funding: All qualifying students will receive a $500 Go Global Award

Eligibility requirements

General Global Seminar requirements

  • You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent Winter Session of full-time studies prior to application
  • You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g., not be under academic or non-academic discipline) to participate in a Global Seminar
  • You should have full-time student status (as defined by your faculty) in the year prior to your Global Seminar
  • You must maintain 70% average prior to your Global Seminar departure
  • You must have completed or intend to complete the necessary (or equivalent) pre-requisite courses prior to Global Seminar start date
  • Unclassified students will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Some virtual global seminars have limited spaces and final selection will be done by the faculty program director.

How to apply

Application deadline: Tues, Mar 8, 2022 11:59 PM

  1. Login to Go Global’s Gateway system
  2. Under ‘Search experiences’ search keywords: VGS
  3. Apply for: Summer
  4. Complete the statement of interest
  5. Save and Continue. Tip: Make sure to press “Submit” on the left hand side and a message should pop up confirming submission. You will not receive an email confirming that your application was submitted.

What happens next?

Students will be notified via email of the application result by the first week of April. Students will be asked to formally confirm their acceptance, and will then be registered in the course by the relevant department. All students will be required to attend a pre-program orientation session offered by Go Global in April.

For more information regarding program fees and costs, accessibility and who to contact please visit:

European Union: Virtual Study Tour and Internship | Student Services (