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Fall 2013
Dec 9-13

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    EUC Photo Contest

Photo Contest Spring 2014

Photo Contest

2013 is the European Year of Citizens and this year’s EUC Photo Contest is all about “European Citizens.” The European Year of Citizens 2013 is dedicated to the rights that come with EU citizenship from which all 500 million Europeans benefit daily– as does the European economy. Debate on the future of Europe is still on and this debate is about EU citizens' rights and about their future. We want photos that show what it really means to be an EU citizen!

Original photos with titles and captions may be submitted by U of I students, faculty, and staff. Winning photos will be featured at EU Day 2014, and winners and will receive:

  • 1st Place - $50 gift card (IU Bookstore)
  • 2nd Place - $35 gift card (IU Bookstore)
  • 3rd Place - $20 gift card (IU Bookstore)

 Submission Deadline: 4:00 pm January 15th, 2014
Additional details and the submission link can be found here.

    Related Events

Info Session:
Study Abroad in the UK & Ireland

December 11, 5:00-6:00pm

Room 101, International Studies Building,
910 S. Fifth St.



Study Abroad in the UK and Ireland Info Session

Learn more about study abroad programs in the UK and Ireland with study abroad advisor Kara Porter, who studied abroad in the UK.

Swedish Film Screening

December 12, 5:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana

Swimsuit Issue


Swedish Movie Night

The Scandinavian Club will be screening The Swimsuit Issue (Allt Flyter, Sweden, 2008). The comedy is about a bunch of aging athletes who decide to form the first Swedish all male synchronized swimming team. All are welcome to this event!

Info Sessions:
Beinecke Scholarship

December 12 & 13, 3:30-4:30pm

Illini Union Bookstore, Room 514, 809 S Wright St.,


Beinecke Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 27, 2014

The Beinecke Scholarship is a merit and need-based award to students seeking to gain a graduate degree in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences. Current juniors who are U.S. citizens are eligible.

Thursday, December 12th – 3:30-4:30pm: information session & discussion with alumni

Friday, December 13th – 3:30-4:30pm: workshop on how to craft a strong application

For questions, contact topscholars@illinois.edu

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Irish Education in Ireland

"As we all know, English is the vast majority language spoken in the Republic of Ireland. But did you know that Irish Gaelic, even being considered a minority language, is actively taught in schools? Irish enjoys a prestige status in Ireland, as it is the national and first official language of the Nation. However, it is not the first language spoken by a long shot -- only 3% of the population, located in the Gaeltachtaí, an Irish language speech community, speak Irish as a first language."
Read Linguistics major Lais Kiehl's full blog entry on EUC's Linguis Europae blog.

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts with others!



Study Abroad Summer 2014

MACS 364: Food Networks: Media, Technology & Sustainability in Stockholm, Sweden
Application Deadline: January 3, 2014
On Campus Class Meetings: Mondays starting March 17 from 2-4:50 pm
Program Dates Abroad:
May 18-26, 2014

This 3-credit course will study food production and branding through diverse food-related media networks – looking comparatively at food marketing and production in Sweden and Illinois. The class will focus on the development of “environmentally-friendly,” “sustainable” and “organics” products. Students will learn how things such as geography, culture, local businesses, and national policy shape communication on sustainability.

Students will meet professionals, researchers, and producers in advertising, media, food policy, and product design in Sweden and Illinois and will have a chance to research food product innovation and marketing. Program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Apply here. For any questions, contact Professor Anita Chan.

Spring 2014 Courses


For a list of selected Spring 2014 Courses relevant to EU Studies click here.

If you wish to add a course to this list, please go to our short web form at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9569047 and insert information about your course(s).

Scholarship for UIUC Student to Pursue a Master's Degree in Sweden

Scholarship to Study at Stockholm University
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Open exclusively to seniors at UIUC interested in pursuing a Master's Degree at Stockhold University.  Stockholm University offers 76 Master's programs in English. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and living expenses for most programs. Details and application are available here.  

Visiting Scholars Program at Harvard University

2014-15 Visiting Scholars Program, Center for European Studies at Harvard University
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Every year, The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University is pleased to host 20-25 researchers in residence from the US and abroad in its Visiting Scholars Program. Applications are welcome from post-doctoral social scientists and historians who are working on modern Europe and transatlantic relations. Applicants must possess a PhD at time of application.

Visiting Scholars are admitted on a competitive basis for a period of at least 3 months and up to one year during the 2014-15 academic year. Most will have their own sources of funding (sabbatical salary or external grants) as the Center does not fund visitors.

To learn more about the Visiting Scholars program and to apply visit the website.

All inquiries should be directed to Ms. Sarah Delude.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table

The final meeting of the semester will take place on Tuesday, December 10, upstairs at the Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon from 5-6pm. Contact Jasmina Savic with questions.

Kaffeestunde (Coffee Hour): German Conversation

At Cafe Paridiso, 801 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.  Free and open to everyone. The final meeting of the semester will be on Thursday, Dec. 12, 3-5pm. 



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