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Brussels-Lux Study Tour - June 16-22, 2024

Thank you for your interest in the European Studies Center’s Brussels-Lux Study Tour! The 2024 applications are CLOSED.

Each summer the University of Pittsburgh’s European Studies Center (ESC) plans a week-long trip to Brussels, Belgium, to learn about the European Union in collaboration with university partners from across the nation. Tour participants gain first-hand knowledge about several issues the EU currently faces through a series of site visits to EU institutions, think tanks, NGOs, and the European School of Brussels.

Who can apply for a travel grant?
K-12 teachers and community college or minority-serving institution faculty may apply. The ESC runs both a regional and national search to award travel grants for both K-12 teachers and post-secondary faculty. Educators from the Western Pennsylvania region or from across the nation can apply for a University of Pittsburgh-sponsored travel grant. Through our partnership with the Center for European Studies (CES) at the University of North Carolina, educators from North Carolina can apply for UNC-sponsored travel grants.

What does a travel grant cover?

Grants will provide up to $1,300 toward the cost of airfare to Brussels, roundtrip train fare to Luxembourg, six (6) nights shared accommodation in our contracted four-star hotel located conveniently in Brussels' European Quarter, and breakfasts for six (6) days.  In addition, the ESC at Pitt and CES at UNC will host one group dinner during the tour.  Participants will be responsible for all additional meals, any additional costs for transportation, and all incidental expenses.  There will also be a non-refundable fee of $275 USD charged to all participants to cover administrative costs.  

Applications typically open in late November/early December and close in mid-January.


Application Tips
Learn more about the study tour and write the best application possible! Watch this slideshow, presented by the ESC's Associate Director, for key tips and information.

Application deadline for the 2024 Brussels-Lux Study Tour is Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 11:59p.m. ET

Sample Applications

Between application cycles, you can consult our sample applications to gain a better understanding of requirements:

Sample K-12 Application*

Sample Faculty Application*

*These are examples and are subject to changes.


K-12 Educators

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2 and 4-year College Educators

Apply Here

Please direct questions to Samantha Moik, ESC Engagement Coordinator, at