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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland; Heidelberg, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; Leiden, Netherlands; Leuven, Belgium; Munich, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Utrecht, Netherlands; Zurich, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/28/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Courses in English Language Prerequisites: None
Special Options: Research Minimum GPA: 3.4
Program Description:
EuroscholarsEUROPE (Multiple Sites)
EuroScholars Program

Fall:  Varies by location
Spring:  Varies by location




Program Description
Study and conduct research at a top research university in Europe! EuroScholars is a unique program, offering talented undergraduates the opportunity to do research for a whole semester, or even a year. You will be part of an international research group, conducting research under supervision of a professor at one of the top European Research Universities. The research is accompanied by an independent literature study (and an elective, if applicable) and is combined with a language/culture course and a European orientation program(2-3 days), called the Midstay Program, in a European city.

The main element of the EuroScholars program is the Research Project. Most available Research Projects are existing projects in which the EuroScholars student is invited to participate. About 175 Research Projects in many fields of study are available at the 9 partner universities. Projects are available in Arts, Performing Arts, Biology, Chemistry, the Humanities, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Biomedical Sciences, Economics, Management, Politics, and Social Studies. The other part of the curriculum is built around the Research Project in dialogue with the supervising professor.

A group of internationally renowned European Research Universities is involved in this unique study abroad program. Designed for advanced undergraduate students, as well as postgraduates, looking for an international research experience, this might well be a once-in-a-life time-experience. Europe has a long and rich tradition of academic hands-on research. In this program students will work under the direct supervision of professors and other academic staff on research projects in many different fields. This is an exciting opportunity to become familiar with the European academic culture and to find out whether a research career might be a future option. Participating Institutions The participating institutions are research-intensive universities, all internationally recognized for their outstanding research in numerous fields.

Program Links Courses
The EuroScholars program offers a flexible curriculum individually built around each student's academic needs, making program unique for every student. The curriculum is established in dialogue with the professor supervising the Research Project - the central element of the curriculum.  This flexibility means you can make the best use of the opportunities host institutions offer in combining research with coursework.

Two options
There are several standard elements in the curriculum regardless of the host university: a Language & Culture Course(s), a Methods & Literature Review (independent study) and the Research Project (including a paper or article). The Language & Culture Course(s) will give you basic knowledge of the language and culture of the host country. In most institutions, you will enroll in a regular scheduled course with other international students. The Methods & Literature Review will provide you with the opportunity to best contribute to the Research Project by independently reviewing scientific literature on the area of research.

There are two different basic curriculum options to assure that the characteristics of the program are best represented (academic research and language/culture). Both options have a total of 15 credits for one semester of participation. The credits per component and for the full program will vary. A full-time credit load must be maintained by the student. The option choice also depends on if the preferred host institution offers courses in English in the field of study. The basic element is always the participation in the Research Project participation.
 
Option 1 (higher research focus)
Language & Culture Course(s) – 3 credits
Methods & Literature Review – 3 credits
Participation in Research Project including article/presentation/paper – 9 credits

Option 2
Language & Culture Course(s) – 3 credits
Methods & Literature Review – 3 credits
Participation in Research Project including article/presentation/presentation – 6 credits
Elective course in the field of research - 3 credits

Housing
Accommodation is included in the cost of the program. Each of the participating institutions offers good quality accommodation which is especially reserved for students participating in the EuroScholars program. Accommodation will be mostly private rooms with shared kitchen, bathroom and/or shower facilities. The housing is close to the city center in most cases and is either in walking distance or reachable through public transportation to the university campus.

Upon acceptance at one of the institutions, students will be informed about their accommodation. Please look at the university’s housing website, which is provided in each university profile, for more detailed information. Some institutions might ask for a deposit for the housing that will be returned if the room is delivered in good state afterwards. Please note that deposits are not included in the fee. Students have to pay these separately themselves.

Cost
For the current program charge amount, please check the Budget Sheets located above or contact the Lewis Study Abroad Office directly.  The program charge includes Lewis tuition, accommodations, a comprehensive on-site orientation, program-sponsored excursions, and a mandatory $300 Lewis Study Abroad fee.

The program fee does not include airfare, passport and/or visa fees, meals, supplies, and personal expenses.

Program charges are based on costs of the prior year, as well as projections for the current and coming years. Inflation and fluctuating exchange rates make it difficult to state a fixed cost. Lewis University, therefore, reserves the right to adjust program fees and the right to cancel or alter programs and courses.

Application
To be eligible, you must be a Lewis student with at least a 3.4 GPA who has Junior, or first semester Senior standing or will have that standing when you participate.

Please click on the Application Process link in the left column to learn more about the application process and what other materials are required.  If you are ready to apply, then click on the Apply Now button.