Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

Group and Study Tours

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​During our four- to five-day programs, study tour participants are briefed on European Union institutions, including the European External Action Service (EEAS), European Commission, European Parliament, and Council of the EU, as well as the EU’s decision-making procedures. Senior officials from EU institutions and Brussels-based U.S. diplomats meet with participants to discuss current issues on the transatlantic agenda.

Congressional Staffers

The EU Delegation, in cooperation with the European Parliament’s Liaison Office to the US Congress, occasionally invites congressional staffers to participate in a visit to the EU institutions in Brussels, Belgium as part of the “European Union-United States Cultural Exchange Program.”

Congressional staff study tours increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the European Union through their elected representatives, broaden Americans’ knowledge of EU institutions, and strengthen EU-U.S. cooperation through increased understanding of our shared values.


Graduate Journalism Students

Regular press visits to Brussels for U.S. graduate journalism students give participants a better understanding of the EU and how it works, and of relations between the EU and U.S. It is also an excellent opportunity to develop professional contacts and to discover the extensive range of services that the EU provides to journalists. Candidates should be U.S. graduate students majoring in journalism or communications; have a demonstrated interest in foreign affairs; and be committed to a career in journalism and/or public diplomacy.