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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response: Learn how the European Studies Center is working under the current operational posture at

Brussels Study Tour - June 19-June 27, 2022

Due to the continually evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, travel cannot be guaranteed at this time.  We will be closely monitoring international, national, state, local, and university policies to make final determinations.  Awards may be subject to additional requirements regarding health screenings and obtaining proper insurance.


Thank you for your interest in the European Studies Center’s Brussels Study Tour!

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—including Brexit, migration and diversity, and security—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 and the European and Eurasian Studies Program at Florida International University, educators from North Carolina and Florida can apply for travel grants sponsored by their respective university.

What does a travel grant cover?

Grants will provide up to 1,000€ toward the cost of airfare to Brussels, seven (7) nights in our contracted four-star hotel located conveniently in Brussels' European Quarter, and breakfasts for seven (7) 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 will open November 15, 2021


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

Application deadline will be Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:59p.m. EST

K-12 Educators

Please click here to apply.

2 and 4-year College Educators

Please click here to apply.

Please direct questions to Sam Moik, ESC Engagement Coordinator.