Laurentians walking abroad

European Studies

About Our Program

Bonjour! Ciao! Hallo! Pack your bags and grab your passport--you’re about to embark on an adventure to Europe.

In preparation for your journey, our program will help you develop the language skills and historical context needed to navigate life across the pond. 

Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, you’ll discover Europe's relation to the rest of the world through art history, economics, government, and literature.

Program Offerings

  • Minor

Department

Learning Experiences to Prepare for Your Career

With an emphasis on immersive and interdisciplinary study, you’ll have a wide range of opportunities to prepare you for a globally oriented career.

Study Abroad

We don’t just want you to study Europe, we want you to experience Europe! You can choose from more than 30 semester-long programs offered in more than 20 international locations, including Austria, Sweden, the Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, and Spain.

Research

Make the most of your time abroad by diving into research, either during the semester or as part of a paid summer fellowship. 

Senior Year Experience (SYE)

View Europe in a larger context with a Senior Year Experience. Andrew Childs ’21 explored Spain and the Czech Republic’s relationships in history through architecture.  His project highlighted how the modern outlook of the two countries, along with Europe’s history, culture, and identities, is represented not only by their people but by their buildings.

Among the 150+ clubs and organizations at St. Lawrence, you’ll find many that involve your passion for international relations, art, and language, including: 

  • Model U.N. 
  • French Club
  • I-House
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Euphrates Club
  • Thelomathesian Society
  • Photography Club

Why St. Lawrence for European Studies

94%

of recent St. Lawrence graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate schools within 7-9 months of Commencement

77%

of St. Lawrence graduates studied more than one discipline

6

The number of classes you need to complete the European studies minor (and you can complete these all while you’re abroad in Europe!)

Students in front of ancient ruins

Graduates in the European Studies program pursued careers in:

  • Diplomacy
  • International Business
  • Education
  • The Arts

24

The number of official languages spoken in Europe. We’ll prepare you with cross-cultural speaking skills you’ll need to navigate the countries of your choice

61%

of St. Lawrence students study off campus

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Program Requirements & Courses

Explore European studies minor requirements, as well as electives and combined study options.

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With more than 30 study abroad programs, the world is at your fingertips. Take advantage of our global network and put your knowledge into action and explore Europe.

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We’re excited to learn more about you, tell you more about our interdisciplinary academic programs, show you around our beautiful campus, and help you navigate your college search.

Apply to St. Lawrence

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