1 The UK s European university EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME Brussels and Paris
2 CONTENTS Foreword from the Dean for Europe 3 European Summer School Programme Brussels 4 Paris 5 Brussels Summer School: Europe and the World 6 Paris Summer School: Revolutions 10 Fees, entry requirements and how to apply 15 Further information 16 The University of Kent 18 Five great reasons to attend a University of Kent European Summer School Bring international relations and the arts and literature to life in the cities that are home to politics and European culture Brussels and Paris Study a wide range of subjects taught in English by specialist academics and practitioners from across the world Expand your professional, academic and social networks to help further your future career Experience two weeks of academic and life-enhancing immersion in a European capital city Benefit from special access to people and places off the tourist route
3 3 FOREWORD FROM THE DEAN FOR EUROPE The University of Kent has a strong tradition of welcoming students from across the world and has an excellent international reputation; our academics are engaged in collaborative research and teaching with universities around the globe. Many of Kent s programmes have a strong international focus and, as the UK s European university, we have long-standing links with continental Europe giving us access to the very best professors and practitioners in the field of international relations and European culture. To celebrate the University s 50th anniversary, we have established the European Summer School Programme, taught in English, which builds on our international reputation and specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels and Paris. The summer schools are open to undergraduate or postgraduate students and to those already in work, and will enable both to either develop their knowledge of the politics of the European Union (EU) or to study the revolutionary influences of French history and culture. Students benefit from tailor-made sessions that combine campusbased teaching and cultural activities, with each summer school enriched by a number of visits to sites related to the topics discussed in lectures. For example, in the past, students have explored the modernist buildings of Paris and visited the battlefields of the First World War, guided by experienced and knowledgeable academics. The supportive interdisciplinary learning environment is ideal for those wishing to enrich their academic knowledge and professional skills while benefiting from the cultural opportunities of studying abroad. Professor Roger Vickerman, Dean for Europe, University of Kent
4 4 European Summer School Programme EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME: BRUSSELS Brussels Summer School highlights Our Brussels Summer School gives you the opportunity to: engage with professionals working in institutions such as NATO, the European Commission and the European Parliament participate in a specially designed careers workshop, led by an experienced and certified careers coach explore the city s major historical sites such as the Grand Place as well as historical sites outside Brussels, such as the battlefields of the First World War in Flanders debate with academics and practitioners who have both theoretical and practical experience. For details of the programme, see p6. Where you study Our Brussels Summer School is based at the University of Kent s Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) and makes the most of our established links with the numerous international organisations based in Brussels. BSIS is a specialist postgraduate centre, which offers English language-based degrees covering the spectrum of international affairs. Our strong links with Brusselsbased organisations greatly enhance the teaching on our programmes and short courses with students benefiting from the many opportunities for research, internships and future employment that studying in Brussels brings. The city of Brussels Brussels, the capital of Europe is a vibrant city with an excellent public transport system, which makes it easy to get around quickly. It is home to the main institutions of the European Union, NATO, numerous political organisations, NGOs, think tanks and multinational companies. It is a truly international city and although the official languages are French and Dutch, English is widely spoken as well. Brussels has an active cultural scene with a diverse range of music and art venues. The city also hosts regular events including jazz weekends and film festivals.
5 5 EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME: PARIS Paris Summer School highlights Our Paris Summer School gives you the opportunity to: immerse yourself in French culture and visit some of the most important cultural sites in the world, such as the Louvre and the Palace and Gardens of Versailles enjoy daily seminars taught by experts in the fields of architecture, art, creative writing, drama, film, literature and philosophy, followed by guided visits to relevant sites such as the Centre Pompidou, the Orsay Museum and the Catacombs explore our Paris Centre s Montparnasse location; the area where Picasso and Modigliani had their studios; where Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway frequented the cafés; and close to the Jardin du Luxembourg, an expansive, classically designed park, home to the French Senate. For details of the Paris programme, see p10. Where you study Our Paris Summer School is based at the University of Kent s centre in Paris, which is located in the heart of historic Montparnasse, the ideal location to study French culture. The University of Kent, Paris offers a unique selection of innovative and cross-disciplinary postgraduate degrees in the Humanities. The Centre provides students with an exceptional opportunity to study film, art, creative writing, literature, history and architecture, and so follow in the footsteps of eminent intellectuals and artists who lived in, and took inspiration from, Paris. The city of Paris Paris is known as the capital of European culture and knowledge. It boasts a vast range of museums, theatres, monuments, exhibitions, music venues and cultural activities. Famous sites include the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sorbonne, the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower. Paris is a perfect place for walks thanks in part to the Haussmannian revolution, but it also boasts an excellent public transport system, making it easy to visit all its attractions. English is widely spoken.
6 6 European Summer School Programme BRUSSELS SUMMER SCHOOL: EUROPE AND THE WORLD Provisional programme content For all the latest programme information, please visit Europe and the World is the theme of the Brussels Summer School. This builds on BSIS s academic strengths in international relations. Within this context, various subthemes are covered including migration, the European Union s (EU) relationship with emerging powers such as China, and the EU s response to the global economic crisis. Over a period of two weeks, students participate in a series of guest lectures, seminars and debates delivered by academics, policymakers, diplomats and European civil servants. The Summer School offers students the opportunity to discover how the EU functions, how it acts as a global organisation and the challenges it faces. Students also benefit from a careers workshop which gives an insight into a range of employment opportunities and outlines the transferable skills that make students attractive to potential employers. To mark the end of the Summer School in Brussels, a formal dinner is held to congratulate students on successful completion of the programme. Students spend the evening in the company of guests of honour who have contributed to the Summer School programme. Format and structure Two-week programme Students participate in daily academic sessions based around a variety of themes and are taken on excursions to explore Belgian culture and key political locations Doing Business in Europe It has been more than 20 years since the establishment of the EU single market, which aimed to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital across all EU member states. Discover how business and trade are promoted within the EU and internationally. Explore the challenges associated with an EU member state wishing to promote their individual business interests while simultaneously demonstrating their commitment to the EU single market. Europe and Emerging Powers We assess the economic powers of Brazil, Russia, India and China, more commonly referred to by the acronym BRIC. Do they form a coherent group and a possible challenge for the West? What role do they play in global governance today? Is their economic growth sustainable? Will China be the determining factor? Finally, if China is the emerging giant among the BRICs, what benefits can China bring to the EU and what are the challenges that accompany these? Europe and the Global Economic Crisis What are the problems arising from the financial crisis in the EU? Was the crisis an economic problem, a
7 7 policy problem or a (lack of) solidarity problem. If so, who was to blame? Is there a better alternative? Has the UK done better or worse by not joining the Euro, the single currency used by 18 member states of the European Union. Field Trip: Visit to the First World War Battlefields Ten million soldiers died during the First World War, which took place between 1914 and Through a powerful and emotional journey, students develop an understanding of the human cost and political impact of the First World War and discover how that has helped to shape the Europe that exists today. Visits are made to the scenes of some of the most intense fighting of the War, especially in and around the Ypres Salient. In addition to the battlefields, visits are also made to the German military cemetery at Langemark and the largest Commonwealth cemetery at Tyne Cot. The trip closes with attendance at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. Established in 1927 to honour fallen soldiers, it has taken place every evening since then. The European Union and Neighbouring Countries The eastern enlargement of the EU has created new challenges and raised questions on the place of former Soviet states in wider Europe. Discover how the Eastern Partnership (EaP) seeks to establish close relations with the EU s neighbours and analyse whether this process is doomed to enter into competition with Russia s regional integration initiatives. The focus is mainly on the relationships between the EU, Russia and Ukraine as Ukraine is the most important country in between. To solve the complex European puzzle, students look at the (self-) perceptions of these states and at issues of power. The EU s dependence on Russian gas is used as a central case for discussion. International and European Migration Within the everyday discourse on migration, terms such as illegal immigrant, refugee, migrant or expatriate are used, but few have reflected on the implications of these terms. Here, students examine migration from a number of perspectives, often reflected in the choice of terminology an individual or organisation uses. In addition, migrants motivations are explored alongside some of the theories that explain their movement. We conclude with an overview of policy competencies on migration, or the governance of migration. Introduction to EU Politics Discover the politics and institutions of the EU through a combination of lecture and interactive role play. In this two-part unit, students learn about power and influence in the complex setting of the EU, and then put into practice what they have Excellent opportunity to learn more about the EU; the Summer School has surpassed my expectations and the speakers and teachers were exceptional. Summer school student
8 8 European Summer School Programme BRUSSELS SUMMER SCHOOL: EUROPE AND THE WORLD (CONT) learnt in a simulation exercise. In the simulation, they represent an EU member state and, as part of a team, work through a set of strategic challenges designed to test their knowledge of the EU and to help develop collaborative skills. Life in the European Parliament: Tour and Question and Answer Session with a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) In a specially guided tour, students explore the dynamic setting of the European Parliament and witness first-hand how and where decisions are made on policies that affect the daily lives of EU citizens. After the tour, students take part in an exclusive question and answer session with an elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP), where they can ask direct questions on the role of a European politician and the inner workings of the European Parliament. Visas, Borders and Global Mobility What does globalisation mean for mobility? Who is mobile, who is immobile? What are the criteria applied to distinguish between desired and undesired movement? What are the techniques of governing undesired movement? Here, the structures of governing mobility, from legal infrastructures to political questions of sovereignty and citizenship, are highlighted and discussed. Workshop: Finding Your Dream Job In this bespoke workshop, students receive coaching from a qualified Careers Coach and internship coordinator. Through multiple exercises, students learn about the art of effective networking; interview tips and tricks; and how to write a strong and convincing CV and letter of motivation. Provisional speakers Dr Fernando Andresen- Guimarães Dr Andresen-Guimarães is the Head of the United States and Canada Division in the European External Action Service. He has also worked as the Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the European Commission, Mr José Manuel Barroso. His book, The Origins of the Angolan Civil War, was published by Macmillan (UK) and St. Martin s Press (US) in 1998, revised edition in Dr Tugba Basaran Dr Basaran is Lecturer in International Relations at BSIS. She has ten years professional experience in international cooperation and development. She continues to be civilian personnel for peace operations and elections, and is a regularly invited expert on security, development and borders issues. I really enjoyed this experience. The lectures were brilliant, the group was great, the organisation was flawless. I m incredibly grateful to the University of Kent and must say that the programme well exceeded my expectations. Summer school student
9 9 Dr Tom Casier Dr Casier is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at BSIS and holds a Jean Monnet Chair. His research interests include EU- Russia relations (including energy), Russian and EU foreign policy and European Neighbourhood/Eastern Partnership. His recent articles have appeared in International Politics; Journal of European Integration; Democratization; and Geopolitics. Dr Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels Dr Klekowski von Koppenfels received her PhD in Government and MA in Germany and European Studies from Georgetown University (USA). Prior to coming to BSIS, she was a Research Officer at the International Organisation for Migration, working primarily on research into human trafficking and reintegration of return migrants. Michael Mann Michael Mann is Chief Spokesperson to Catherine Ashton, the EU s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. In recent years, he has also worked for the Financial Times, Reuters and Bloomberg. Dr Sebastian Oberthür Dr Oberthür is the Academic Director of the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Trained as a political scientist with a strong background in international law, he focuses on issues of international and European environmental governance, with an emphasis on institutional issues and perspectives. From 2006 to 2013, Dr Oberthür was a member of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Dr Mike Palo Dr Palo is an Associate Professor of History at Vesalius College of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His fields of interest include 19th- and 20thcentury diplomatic history, the history of the world wars, Belgian history, and contemporary international relations. He is currently working on a textbook that will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of international relations and history from 1815 to the present. Professor Harm Schepel Professor Schepel is Director of Law Programmes at BSIS. His research interests lie in the broad fields of European and international economic law, law and development, legal sociology, social theory and political economy. He also sits on the Board of editors of the European Law Journal. Mona Shair-Wloch Mona Shair-Wloch is a Certified Coach (ACC) accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). In addition to life and career coaching, Mona s areas of expertise in training are public speaking and powerful communication. Mona has broad experience in the functioning of the European institutions, lobbying, human rights and network development. Dr Jamie Shea Dr Shea is Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, which provides NATO with a strategic analysis capability to monitor and anticipate international developments that could affect allied security. Dr Shea began his career in NATO and has since held a wide variety of roles, including Director of Information and Press. Professor Roger Vickerman Roger Vickerman is Professor of European Economics and Dean for Europe at the University of Kent. He founded the Centre for European, Regional and Transport Economics in 1993 and has been its Director since then. He was also Director of the Kent Centre for Europe, which is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Glynis Whiting Glynis Whiting is President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. In addition, Glynis has her own consultancy firm, WhitingEaton Associates, which works with companies and organisations large and small to create business development opportunities and shared value, engaging momentum for change at all levels. Dynamic atmosphere. Excellent academic staff Summer school student
10 10 European Summer School Programme PARIS SUMMER SCHOOL: REVOLUTIONS Provisional programme content For all the latest programme information, please visit The main focus of the Paris Summer School is Revolutions. This allows students to explore how French culture has long been at the centre of innovation in the fields of architecture, film, art, drama, creative writing, literature and philosophy. Students spend two weeks in Paris in an interdisciplinary environment, attending seminars given by academics from the University of Kent and visiting important sites and museums related to the programme. The experience of living and studying in one of Europe s major capital cities gives students an insight into a wide variety of subject areas. Students gain expertise, skills and intercultural awareness, all of which are attractive to potential employers. Format and structure Two-week programme Students participate in daily seminars, lectures and workshops as well as guided excursions to explore revolutionary Paris The environment and experiences encourage independent thought. It cannot be recommended too highly. A strong theme revolution revisited in history, architecture, art, literature, culture, film and contemporary politics. Summer school student Contemporary Digital Cinema: Revolutions in Technology and Creativity (includes visit to Festival des Nouveaux Cinémas) What does digital film-making mean to you? Are you aware of what format the films you view were shot on (celluloid or digital) and is this significant to you as a viewer? Focusing on the relationship between technical and creative innovation in independent film, this session explores a range of films from the first decade of innovation in digital cinema and includes extracts from some of the most exciting work. Students are given the opportunity to produce their own short films. Copernican Revolutions and Philosophical Debates at La Belle Hortense What is the difference between breaking new ground and breaking the mould? Why is it important, for scientists and non-scientists alike, to have an understanding of how science progresses? Here, we look at philosophical revolutions and philosophical accounts of scientific revolutions. Philosophical discussion initiated in the morning will continue at philosophical cafés in the afternoon.
11 11 From Futurism to Concrete Poetry: Typographical Revolutions in Italy, France and the UK (includes visit to the Musée Rodin and sculpture garden) Modern and contemporary poets have experimented with collage, layout and typography to add new visual dimensions to the effects and resources of the written word. These new forms of expression seek to achieve for literature the impact that was previously the prerogative of painting, drawing, posters and photography. Professor Peter Read will present Italian Futurist words in liberty, lyrical ideograms by Guillaume Apollinaire and picture poems by Ian Hamilton Finlay. You visit the Musée Rodin and sculpture garden to see works by Rodin and Camille Claudel, which were often inspired by literary subjects. Honour into Merit? France s Changing Elites in an Age of Revolution Palais de Salm, Musée de la Légion d Honneur The Museum of the Legion of Honour is situated next door to the Musée d Orsay, and is housed in the former residence of the German Prince of Salm-Kyrbourg, which was confiscated during the French Revolution. Its collection of medals and other artefacts charts through material culture, evolving notions of honour and merit during France s troubled history. Students learn how to understand the dynamic interrelation between power, hierarchy and symbolism. Immigration and Integration (includes visit to Cité nationale de l histoire de l immigration) The French Revolution focused on equality and giving more political, civil and socio-economic rights to the masses. France developed a major colonial empire from the 19th to the mid-20th century, and has welcomed migrants persecuted in their own countries. But how are immigrants represented in museum space? Picasso in Paris: Reinventing the Visual Arts (includes visit to the Picasso Museum) Pablo Picasso moved from Barcelona to Paris in May 1901 and, a month later, opened an exhibition of 64 of his paintings at Ambroise Vollard s well-respected art gallery. Picasso was then 19 years old. We look at some of the best works from his early years in Paris, including selections from the city s Picasso Museum, in order to see how he dramatically reinvented the arts of painting and sculpture. Rising Up and Rising Down: Revolution and Bloodshed (includes visit to the Catacombs de Paris) Students are taken on a tour of the haunted tunnels of the Paris catacombs, into caverns that hold the bones of more than six million people. The visit is used as the inspiration for a piece of creative writing that responds to some of the darker chapters of Paris s history. Students are taken through a range of literary responses to violence,
12 12 European Summer School Programme PARIS SUMMER SCHOOL: REVOLUTIONS (CONT) The programme was very well planned, and living in Paris for two weeks is an experience that will stay with me for a long time. It makes me very glad that I chose to study at the University of Kent. Summer school student before finding their own voice, their own way of representing the wreckage of history. UNESCO s Role in Europe and the World The successes and failures of UNESCO are analysed critically, taking advantage of in-depth insider knowledge of this organisation. We cover the overall organisation of UNESCO and its intergovernmental structure, analyse some of its recent decisions and their implications and discuss the genesis and progress of its World Heritage programme. Versailles, (includes visit to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles) The Palace of Versailles, situated on the outskirts of the metropolis, is one of the best-known landmarks of France. Explore the history of the Palace since the late 17th century and learn how to understand the concept of a site or realm of memory. Provisional speakers Professor Gerald Adler Professor Adler is the Deputy Head of Kent School of Architecture. He is active in furthering a wider knowledge and appreciation of Tessenow and the position he represents that of silent modernism. He has worked in practice across Europe and Japan, and works as a Lead Examiner for the Architects Registration Board. Dr Ana de Medeiros Dr de Medeiros is the Academic Director of the University of Kent s Paris Centre as well as Reader in French and Life Writing at the University of Kent. Over the years she has taught in Boston, Paris, Marburg and Canterbury. She has published a number of volumes on the works of Francophone women authors and is currently writing a study of the works of Marie Nimier. Professor Gordana Fontana- Giusti Professor Fontana-Giusti is an architect, architectural theoretician and urban designer, and was the coordinator of Agora-Cities for People, a European Commission project in urban research and design. She lectures widely, including at international conferences at UNESCO Paris and at Walk 21 Switzerland. Dr Stefan Goebel Dr Goebel works in the field of British and German cultural and comparative history, and holds degrees from the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the experience and memory of the two world wars and on urban history.
13 13 Professor Laurence Goldstein Professor Goldstein works mainly in the area of paradoxes, the philosophy of logic and language, and the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Professor Goldstein publishes widely in these areas and enjoys working at the intersection of philosophy and various other disciplines. He spent a large part of his career teaching at the University of Hong Kong, and has also held posts at universities in Germany, New Zealand, the USA and South Africa. Dr Edward Kanterian Dr Kanterian completed his MA in Philosophy, History and Sociology at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and doctorate at Oxford University, where he taught for six years before coming to Kent in He has recently published a book on philosophy of logic and language, and is an active member of the Later German Philosophy project, the UK Kant Society and the Aristotelian Society. He is currently working on a book on Immanuel Kant s metaphysics and philosophy of religion. Dr Sophia Labadi Dr Labadi graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences in Grenoble (France) and holds a Master s and a PhD in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College London. Since 2001, she has worked for a number of regional and international organisations, including UNESCO, and joined Kent in Dr Virginia Pitts Dr Pitts screen production work spans drama, documentary and screendance, and explores how the sensory qualities of film can be harnessed to communicate with audiences. Her films have been screened at top film festivals, art galleries and on television. Dr Pitts has published on a variety of topics, including screen adaptation, filmmaking and collaborative screenwriting. Dr David Potter Dr Potter specialises in researching and teaching the history of early modern France. His publications include the book, Renaissance France at War, work on Tudor diplomacy, Elizabethan foreign policy and the Anglo-French conflicts of the 1540s. Dr Alex Preston Dr Preston is the author of two bestselling novels, This Bleeding City and The Revelations, both published by Faber and Faber. His short stories have appeared in Granta and The Best British Short Stories Dr Preston appears regularly on the Saturday Review on Radio 4 and BBC television s Review Show. He writes for The Observer, the New Statesman and The Guardian. Professor Peter Read Professor Read s publications include Picasso and Apollinaire: The Persistence of Memory (University of California Press, 2008); he co-edited Guillaume Apollinaire, Correspondance avec les artistes ( ) (Gallimard, 2009); and other books and essays on Apollinaire, Picasso, Cocteau, Giacometti, Desnos, cubism and surrealism. A truly fantastic experience that we will undoubtedly never forget. Summer school student
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15 15 FEES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND HOW TO APPLY Fees The same fee applies for both Paris and Brussels. Please visit the European Summer School website for further details. Early bird discount Pay your tuition fee for the European Summer School Programme early and receive a discount of 100. For further details, please visit the European Summer School website. Alumni reduction Students who have successfully completed the European Summer School Programme are eligible for an alumni reduction of 10% on any postgraduate programme at the University of Kent s BSIS or the University of Kent, Paris. Payment For detals of payment deadlines please visit the European Summer School website. Payments for both summer schools should be made through bank transfer to the following account: Bank account name: University of Kent s BSIS Bank account number: Bank address: ING Bank, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels Entry requirements The European Summer School Programme has an open access policy and welcomes people from all academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. If you are an undergraduate student then ideally you should be in your penultimate or final year of study. We especially welcome applications from working professionals and those who simply wish to learn more about the European Union or revolutionary culture in Paris. If you wish to discuss entry requirements further, English language requirements If English is not your native language, you must provide satisfactory proof or your English language ability by submitting an IELTS certificate with a minimum score of 6.0 (in all elements). Alternatively, if you feel that you are fluent in English but have no formal qualification, please us at International students International students requiring a visa for Belgium or France should make enquiries about the visa process at the same time as they make their application to the European Summer School Programme. Although we can issue a letter to support your visa application, please note that our administrative staff are not qualified to give advice on visas. Successful applicants can request a letter to support their visa application by sending an to Online application Applications can be completed in a few easy steps using the online form at Once you have completed the application form, you must also the following documents to proof of English proficiency (where necessary) photograph copy of the diploma/certificate/ transcript of the highest qualification currently held. Further information For all the latest information on our European Summer School Programme, visit our website:
16 16 European Summer School Programme FURTHER INFORMATION I literally loved every minute. Educative but in a relaxed and fun way. It s made me feel even more motivated to learn, travel, and keep seeing new things. Summer school student What are the benefits? An understanding of the key political and cultural issues that continue to shape Europe A chance to spend two weeks in Brussels or Paris in a friendly and educational setting Certificate of successful completion that is also worth academic credits Interaction with a diverse group of students and lecturers from different backgrounds Programme dates Please visit our website for all summer school dates: Locations The summer schools take place either at the University of Kent s BSIS or the University of Kent s Paris centre at Columbia University s European Global Centre. What is included in the price? We offer two fee options; one covers tuition fees only, the other covers tuition fees and accommodation for the duration of the summer school. Both options include all course materials, free Wi-Fi, travel in the city, lunch, planned group excursions and the celebratory final dinner. What isn t included in the price? Travel to Brussels or Paris, evening meals (apart from the final dinner) and snacks, and additional sightseeing. Contact hours Each academic session is approximately two hours. Students are expected to participate in regular group work sessions throughout the programme. Outdoor/cultural sessions vary in length and may take place in the afternoon or evening depending on the location and the activity. Student support and learning materials European Summer School Programme students can take advantage of a wide range of online and offline learning materials. Academic presentations are uploaded online. Computing and free Wi-Fi services are available at the Centres. Wherever possible, we will endeavour to meet the needs of students with specific requirements; please contact us to discuss your circumstances. Although students do not need to buy books for the programme, they may benefit from further reading. Once registered, students may request a recommended reading list, which they can use to familiarise themselves with the core subjects.
17 17 Certificate At the end of the summer school, students receive a certificate of successful completion that is also worth academic credits (provided they have attended the minimum number of contact hours). Do I need to speak French or Dutch? All the teaching and excursions are conducted in English, which is also widely spoken in Brussels and Paris. If you do speak French (Paris and Brussels) or Dutch (Brussels), the summer schools are a great opportunity to practice and extend your vocabulary. Accommodation Accommodation for students for the period of the summer school can be arranged in advance of their trip at an additional cost. Please visit the European Summer School website for further details on accommodation. Can I extend my stay? Yes, but you will need to make your own arrangements, although we may be able to offer advice on where to stay. If you are planning on staying in the city before and/or after the summer school, please let us know. EU Internship Programme The University of Kent s BSIS also runs an EU Internship Programme, which gives students the opportunity to spend three months working with a leading international organisation in Brussels. In addition, students also spend one day a week at BSIS attending a series of guest lectures, seminars and debates delivered by academics, policymakers, diplomats and European civil servants. Further information This programme is currently only available to students under arrangements with a recognised educational institution or professional organisation and is not arranged individually. For further details, please contact Alastair Ross at or visit: summerschools/euinternship CONTACT US BRUSSELS University of Kent s Brussels School of International Studies T: E: PARIS University of Kent, Paris T: E: summerschools T: T:
18 18 European Summer School Programme THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT Academic excellence and world-leading research Kent is one of the UK s leading universities and is ranked in the top 20 in The Guardian University Guide Our academic schools produce world-class research, and Kent is rated as internationally excellent, leading the way in many fields of study. Inspirational teaching The University is renowned for its teaching style; our academics have an outstanding ability to pass on their passion for study and debate. Students are challenged and encouraged, and benefit from the expertise of our academic staff. Where the world meets Europe Kent is known as the UK s European university, with exceptional campuses in the UK and easy access to mainland Europe. We have centres in some of the most exciting and historic cities in Europe, where study and research are underpinned by the specialist facilities and resources of these chosen locations. In addition to Paris and Brussels, we have centres in Athens and Rome. A global outlook Our international reputation means that Kent attracts a high proportion of students from overseas and we have partnerships with some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including Waseda University in Japan, Hong Kong University, University of California (Berkeley), Athens University of Economics and Business, and the Sorbonne and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Kent s 50th anniversary The University of Kent opened in 1965 to welcome its first students. Known as the first 500, they were the forerunners of more than 19,000 students who are taught at the University today. One of the pioneering universities built in the sixties, Kent belonged to an era of growth and change. Now five decades later, Kent is established as one of the UK s top universities. The launch of the European Summer School Programme, featured in this brochure, is one of the ways we are celebrating our landmark anniversary. What we offer Undergraduate (Bachelor s and undergraduate Master s) courses Postgraduate taught and research degrees Pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Foundation programmes Junior Year Abroad programmes Graduate Diplomas (pre- Master s) Find out more T: +44 (0)
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