Host a European Diplomat in your Classroom

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About the Program

The European Union Educational Outreach Program provides for classroom visits by senior European diplomats and experts to American high schools to deepen student and teacher understanding of the European Union.

Presentations will last one class period (45-55 minutes) or longer if desired and will include information about the European Union’s history, current events, and culture.  Students will be provided the opportunity to ask questions.
Target audiences are history, government, social sciences, and foreign language classes in grades 9-12.
Eligibility requirement: schools must be located within 30 miles of downtown Washington DC.

Timeline

The program will took place in Fall 2012 and was structured around the significance of the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent EU enlargements which brought Central and Eastern European countries into the EU family, as well as the dynamics of the EU-US Transatlantic Relationship. More information about the 2013 program will follow soon.

Feedback from Participating Teachers:

“This activity was very beneficial to my students because they rarely interact with individuals from other countries.”
“This is a great program and the more exposure the students have to the international community, the better they are prepared for the future.”
“The ambassador shared a wealth of knowledge with our students. Our students held their own and asked pertinent questions regarding the new Europe. It was all very good.”

Supporting Materials

To prepare for the presentations, you will be provided with background materials on the European Union for your students.

Program Coordinator:

Sandi Auman
Cultural Affairs Officer
Delegation of the European Union to the United States
sandi.auman@eeas.europa.eu
202-862-9541