Kapellbrücke in Lucerne, Switzerland

Picture of the Riverside in Lyon, France

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.

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

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


Europe Now

New! "How the Coronavirus Reshapes the Global Economy Is Our Choice," by UVa European Studies affiliate Peter Debaere (Darden School of Business Administration) 

The coronavirus hits the global economy at a time when globalization is under fire and inequality is a major topic of debate in many countries. In this article, Prof. Debaere argues that we may make international cooperation possible and improve its rules, if we choose to address the inequities and in an uncertain world find ways to share the benefits of technological progress and globalization. If instead we continue to blame our problems on globalization, we will continue to erode global cooperation without finding common solutions. 

To read the full article, click here.




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