The European Studies Center (ESC), a US Department of Education National Resource Center in European Studies and a Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, supports teaching and research as well as conferences and outreach across a range of disciplines. The ESC’s outreach program provides resources and sponsors activities that enrich the cultural and intellectual life of K-16 students, K-12 teachers, post-secondary faculty, local businesses, and the regional community.


For K-12 Students
ESC offers an array of programming for K-12 students including simulations, small group presentations, as well as an independent or small group multimedia production.

For Undergraduate Students
ESC offers an array of programs for undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh as well as other campuses in the area. The ESC provides opportunities for the personal growth and development of our undergraduate students.

For Educators
Funding from the European Union and the US Department of Education expands its K-12 outreach programming targeted at high schools and high school students in Pittsburgh and the surrounding regions.

Brussels Study Tour
Travel grants support a weeklong 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.