The Europe Program provides the opportunity for second-year LIU Global students to explore and experience the great cities of Europe and the impact that Europe has had on global history and politics. Through study travel in London, Berlin, Paris a...
I learned so much about other religions and came to see and respect religion in a whole different light. I also really improved my cross-cultural skills and have foundational understandings of the history, politics, economics, culture, language of four new extremely important cultures in the world. More importantly, from those f...
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The Europe Program provides the opportunity for second-year LIU Global students to explore and experience the great cities of Europe and the impact that Europe has had on global history and politics. Through study travel in London, Berlin, Paris and Rome, as well as extended residence in Madrid and Florence, students gain unique perspectives on Europe’s cultural and political innovations, as well as the impact these forces have had on the rest of the world. In this yearlong program, students study the emergence of the modern European nations and the role that these nations have played in the first wave of globalization during the Imperial Age. Students also gain an understanding of the role of Europe and the European Union as a major geopolitical player in the contemporary Global Age. The program has two parts: Europe I in the fall and Europe II in the spring semester.
The Europe I Program:The Europe I Program is based at the Franklin Institute at the University of Alcalá, located in Alcalá de Henares, a UNESCO World Heritage Site approximately 20 miles northeast of the city of Madrid. Founded in 1499, the University of Alcalá is the second oldest university in Spain. The city was the place of important events in the history and culture of Spain, such as the birth of Cervantes and key meetings between Christopher Columbus and the Spanish monarchs that commissioned his voyages to America. From Alcalá, it is a convenient 30-minute train ride to central Madrid and to major cultural attractions, such as the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, and the Reina Sofia Museum.
The Europe II Program: The Europe II Program is housed in the famed city of Florence, considered the birthplace of the European Renaissance. The Florence School of Fine Arts, the partner institution where LIU Global is housed, is located in the heart of the city’s historical center, situated on a quiet street, steps away from Piazza Santa Croce. This historic neighborhood, one of the most beautiful settings in Florence, breathes the Renaissance atmosphere and is only minutes away from the Uffizi Gallery, Loggia dei Lanzi, the Arno River, and the historic Ponte Vecchio. This advantageous location provides LIU Global students with a vibrant and inspirational surrounding to study art, culture, and politics.