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Study the idea of Europe this summer and travel to Denmark.

Europe in Theory and Practice

July 5 to August 10, 2021

This hybrid online-study abroad summer course will look at the idea of Europe as it has been defined by critical theorists and as it is experienced now in different parts of the European Union. We will look at a number of political, social, economic, and cultural issues that give us a better sense of what it means to be European in the twenty-first century.

In the online portion of the course, students will learn about the history of the European Union, as a concept and as a political reality. They will learn and discuss topics that they will explore on the ground during a two-week learning experience in-country: freedom of the press and secularism in multi-cultural societies, social welfare models in different European countries, imagining “degrowth”and new ecologies in post-capitalist societies, and EU funding for the arts.

During the two weeks abroad, students will revisit these topics from a Scandinavian perspective with local experts and a series of experiential learning opportunities.

Program Details


LLC 397
LLC 495
Europe in Theory and Practice (1 unit) Independent study: Comparative News Analysis (0.75 units)



Costs do not include airfare or meals and are subject to change without notice as a result of currency fluctation, enrollment, or other factors.

What's included?

  • 1.75 units of University of Richmond credit
  • While in Denmark:
    • Accommodations: Shared student housing will be in locations managed by our partner DIS. Housing is located in walking distance of DIS campus or easily accessible with public transportation.
    • Travel insurance
    • Orientation
    • Local transportation
    • All in-country program excursions

Dates: July 5 to August 10, 2021

July 5 - July 23: On-line component

July 24 (Saturday): Depart for Denmark

July 26 (Monday): In-country component begins

August 6 (Friday): Course ends

August 10 (Tuesday): Participants depart

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Scholarship ($3,000). For more information on the scholarship, please contact June Wise at

  • Olivier Delers, Faculty Leader

    Associate Professor of French - Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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Application Deadline

Friday, April 9, 2021


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