European Studies Center

The European Studies Center (ESC) was established in 1984 and is charged with the university-wide responsibility of coordinating and developing scholarship and teaching related to Europe. The Center promotes the study of Europe at the University of Pittsburgh by developing new courses, lectures, symposia, and conferences with international participants. Center research foci include comparative public policy, social and intellectual history, multiculturalism in Europe, questions of identity, and Europe’s historical and contemporary role in the world.

Services Offered: 
Cultural Festivals
Guest Speakers
High School Student Events
Intensive Summer Language Study Opportunities
Internships
Pre-professional Workshops with High School Students and Staff
Professional Development Workshops
School Visits

Resources

Here is a sample of materials generated by the European Studies Center or as a result of programming in which they participated.

Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules

Intended Audience:
Students, 6-8, Faculty, K-12

This unit is designed to familiarize students with the EU Single Market and consumer rights.  It is targeted to the educator's 6th grade English Language Arts class.
 
Melissa Englert participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit...

Intended Audience:
Students, Higher Education, Faculty, Post-Secondary

This unit familiarizes students with academic research through the topic of marine litter and European Union policies and initiatives.  It is targeted to undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines learning about information literacy.
 
Serene Rock participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit...

Intended Audience:
Students, 9-12, Faculty, K-12

This unit familiarizes students with the formation and history of the European Union.  It is targeted at the educator's 11th grade US History students.
 
Meredith McGovern participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://...

Outreach at European Studies Center

Allyson Delnore
Associate Director
European Studies Center
Photo of Samantha Moik
Samantha Moik
Engagement Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh
European Studies Center