For Educators


Professional Development and Curriculum Enhancement for Educators
Through the Bridge to Europe initiative and
with funding from the European Union and the US Department of Education, the ESC is expanding its K-12 outreach programming targeted at high schools and high school students in Pittsburgh and the surrounding regions. If you are interested in learning or teaching more about Europe, whether you are a teacher, a student, or somewhere in between, explore the many opportunities for curriculum development, field trips, class visits, and more!

Brussels Study Tour
Travel grants support a weeeklong summer study tour to Brussels, Belgium for undergraduates, K-12 educators, and faculty teaching at community colleges or minority serving institutions to learn about the EU.

Conversations on Teaching Europe (CoTE)
Videoconferencing technology connects experts with K-12 teachers to discuss strategies and techniques that infuse information about European cultures, people, and history as well as contemporary issues into K-12 curricula.

French Immersion Institute
High school French teachers improve upon their language skills, their understanding of French and Francophone culture and share relevant teaching strategies in an immersive environment.

School Visits
Prominent scholars, policy makers, advocates, and other visitors working in careers related to European politics, culture, are made available to area high schools on an ad-hoc basis. 

Teacher Forum on Internationalizing the K-12 Classroom  Organized in concert with the other area studies centers at UCIS is a competition and conference that celebrates educators, school leaders, and pre-service teachers who engage students in global awareness.