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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Levanto, Italy; Paris, France; Student-determined location in Europe, Student-determined country in Europe; Various locations throughout Europe, Various countries throughout Europe
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UWRF applicants only
  • Program Fees: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: Junior-Senior Credit Bearing: Credit bearing
Program Description:
Semester Abroad: Europe

Program Overview:

By participating in this program, students are able to study abroad in a European country of their choice and design their own projects to complete in their semester abroad. Students must be of junior or senior status when they participate.

Are you an independent, self-directed junior or senior who enjoys developing research projects? This 12-15 credit program allows you to design a project proposal, in conjunction with your advisor, and complete the project in Europe. Examples of past research includes: training techniques for German Rescue dogs, development of marketing campaigns in Spain, folk music traditions of Ireland, developing a vaccine for malaria in horses, the experience of religious pilgrims in Spain, jazz music in Prague, horse rehabilitation in Italy, the universal health care system in Germany, cave geology in Slovenia, and the structure of the British parliamentary system.

You will work closely with your advisor Spring semester to develop your project, and attend preparatory Tuesday night seminars that will help ready you for independent travel. You will also identify a site and European faculty mentor who will oversee your project at the site you have chosen. Additionally, you will receive periodic visits from a UWRF faculty as you complete your project.

The Fall semester will begin with a week's group meeting in Paris where you can meet students from other universities and discuss their projects. From here, you will travel to your research location and spend the next 6 weeks completing your work. At the end of the research period, all students will meet for another week in Italy at the end of November to discuss their completed research project. From there you may elect to return home or travel through Europe until your scheduled flight home. Research projects are due shortly after the following Spring Semester.

In order to be considered for the program, contact Dr. Rich Wallace.
Prague SAE


Paris, Italy, various student-chosen project locations around Europe


Participants register for 6 credits of INTS 377-70 Semester Abroad and 6 credits of a department 378-70 course (Semester Abroad Research). Students with a 3.0 GPA may register for an additional 3 credits of independent study. Courses meet university, general education or liberal arts requirements.

INTS 377-70: Through this course, students will prepare a research project in a subject area (during spring semester) and carry out the research project in a European country during fall semester. The research period is from eight to ten weeks; students will be free to travel during the remaining part of the semester. Semester Abroad is open to students in all university disciplines. Prerequisites: participation in the Semester Abroad orientation seminar; 2.25 GPA; junior or senior standing.

Departmental 378-70: The research component of the a semester of independent study and research in a European country. Prerequisites: Participation in Spring Semester Abroad Orientation Seminar: 2.25 GPA; junior or senior standing.
London SAE

A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.

Housing & Meals:

Housing is provided during the week-long orientation in Paris and the week-long wrap-up in Italy, but is arranged by the student at their project site/location. A few group meals are provided during the meetings in France/Italy, but are mostly the responsibility of the student.

Travel Arrangements:

Airfare from Minneapolis to and from Europe is included in the program fee.

How to Apply:

Check out the information on How to Apply, then come back to this program’s brochure and click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.