The European Study Center offers comprehensive semester and summer programs including: university courses taught in English, French language courses, cultural activities, multiple excursions, and professional visits.

Courses are taught by professors from the University of Strasbourg. Students enroll in one of three academic tracks during their semester abroad: Business, EU Studies and Political Science, and French Culture and Language. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. All majors are welcome to apply. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. All courses may be taken in English. Students with sufficient foreign language skills in French can take courses in French.

Academic Program

Welcome to the Château

Why live in the dorms when you can live in a castle? During the semester program, you can choose to live at the CEPA Study Center Château de Pourtalès, which is a 250-year-old castle nestled in a beautiful park near the EU institutions and Strasbourg city center. Homestay and student housing options are also available.

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Academic Program

Academic Program

Courses are taught in English or French for students with sufficient language skills. Many courses offered in the semester that will cover subjects such as political science, European Union studies, economics, business, public management, European history and culture, elementary/advanced courses in French language.

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Cultural Program

Cultural Program

Many wonderful opportunities to learn more about Europe and the European Union beyond books and the classroom are included during the semester - for example trips to important historical, cultural, and political sites in and around Strasbourg, Germany, and Belgium.

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News and Events at the Castle

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Welcome ESC Fall students

            We are happy to welcome our EU Studies Group for their semester abroad at the ESC Strasbourg. “Keep your eyes on the price” and enjoy an exciting fall semester, full with unique experiences! Our students will have many wonderful opportunities to learn more about Europe and the European Union […]

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Congratulations to our 100th student group this year!

100th student group hosted by CEPA in 2016 Celebrations are in order for a group of 12 study abroad students and their faculty leader from the University of Florida. We are proud to share this event with them. This June marks a milestone for CEPA, welcoming their 100th study abroad group so far for the […]

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Brussels Excursion

Our 3-day Trip to Brussels, Belgium February 14-16, 2016 Written by: Abby Hundley, EU Studies Student Spring 2016 from Mercer University My first long trip of the semester was organized by CEPA, which took my group to Brussels during the École de Management’s winter break. While Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament […]

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Strasbourg is an amazing place

During their first weeks in Strasbourg, our Spring 2016 student group discovered Strasbourg to be the “Capitale de Noël” and the capital of Europe. Once a year, Strasbourg turns into a sea of lights. Since 1570, one of the biggest christmas markets of Europe takes place here, with over 300 stands nestled around the famous […]

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