Picture of the Riverside in Lyon, France


Kapellbrücke in Lucerne, Switzerland

Goethe and Schiller at Theaterplatz in Weimar, Germany

New Interdisciplinary M.A. Program in European Studies

The M.A. in European Studies -- with a  4+1 B.A./M.A. option -- trains students to think across disciplines and cultures and apply a diverse array of methodologies to the study of Europe in a global framework.

This program includes one semester of study in Europe that will position students to be more successful in finding their place in the global workforce.

Now accepting applications, on a rolling-admissions basis, through May 1st.

Read EuropeNow 's interview with Prof. Janet Horne (French Department) about European Studies at the University of Virginia

Europe Now


The Masters of European Studies Program is both pleased and proud to announce the presentation of the theses of our graduating MA students! This event will take place in the German Conference Room, New Cabell Hall 236, on May 3rd, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Genevieve Hebert will present her thesis, "Forgotten Community: Northern Ireland and the Brexit Settlement," Emma Krasnopoler will present her thesis "Châteaux as Sites of Heritage and Hegemony: An Exploration of Power, Discourse, and Dissonance Within France’s Heritage Regime," and Justine Stolworthy will present her thesis "Beyond the Binary: The Growth of Non-Aligned Identity and Rise of the Alliance Party in Northern Ireland." We invite our faculty and students to attend. 




Spotlight Europe


C’est l’un des rares sujets qui fassent l’unanimité lorsqu’on parle d’Europe. Le programme Erasmus ne suscite pratiquement que des louanges. Une exception, à l’heure où l’Union européenne essuie des critiques de tout bord.


We are in a remarkable period of urbanization of the planet, as the percentage of the world’s population living in cities continues to grow, likely rising to 70 percent by 2050. However, it is not clear that we are creating cities and urban [...]

Nationalism, Nativism, and the Revolt Against Globalization

This special issue takes recent events at the University of Virginia as its vantage point to explore the resurgence of xenophobic nationalism across Europe and the word. Co-edited by Manuela Achilles (UVA), Kyrill Kunakhovich (UVA), and  Nicole [...]

Visit of the Ambassadors of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania to the University of Virginia. Wed., April 22, 4:00 pm, Harrison Auditorium.

.A dry spell and record temperatures caught up with Europe last summer, testing farmers from Scandinavia and England, as well as France, the Netherlands, Germany and southern Europe. Along the Elbe in Czechia so called “hunger stones” marking [...]

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:30-1:45 PM. New Cabell Hall 236. The talk will be followed by a discussion; lunch will be provided.

Drop in for an informal information session on Zoom on Tuesday, April 20 at 4PM! Passcode: 00000