“I really enjoyed my time here, it helped explain the EU in a way that was helpful and easy to understand.”

“This has been an amazing experience. Brussels has so much to offer. I have learned so much in the classroom, on field trips, and at my internship.”

“Far exceeded my expectations. Loved every minute of it. Internship was challenging. Class was educational. Field trips were spectacular. Awesome housing. IES staff were incredibly helpful. Everyone I met at IES had a smile and was so welcoming. Thanks so much!”

“My internship at the Institute for European Studies has been an incredibly rewarding and illuminating experience. As a research assistant to the Foreign and Security Policy cluster, I was afforded the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with experienced scholars and practitioners in the IR field, and gained invaluable research and writing experience that will stay with me throughout my academic and professional careers. Under the expert guidance of IES researchers, I was able to better appreciate the complex dynamics of European integration and conceptualize challenges facing EU foreign policy. Additionally, the Institute's location within the political and diplomatic heart of Europe enabled me to take advantage of unique networking and professional experiences. I would highly recommend the IES internship experience to any student of European affairs seeking a welcoming, energetic and collaborative environment.”