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Assured Admission: EURO-TAM Program

You’re intrigued by Contemporary Europe and issues such as Brexit and the refugee crisis. You’re contemplating an international career.

If this sounds like you, then you should consider the following Excel@Carolina opportunity.

Academic Program Overview
The EURO-TAM program is a dual-degree program offered through the Center for European Studies (CES) at UNC-CH, a Title VI National Resource Center and a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. The program allows students to learn salient international issues from world-renowned experts, receive advanced language training, prepare for an exciting, international career, and more.

CES EURO students

Degree specifics:
The EURO-TAM degree consists of the undergraduate Contemporary European Studies (EURO) major and the TransAtlantic Master’s Program. Students have the option to enter the accelerated (5-year) or non-accelerated (6-year) degree option.

Accelerated (5-year) degree: Students complete all general education requirements, EURO major coursework, and any double major coursework, undergraduate study abroad, and electives in their first three years.

Once students begin the graduate-level portion of the program, they complete approximately 20 hours of graduate-level coursework in the first year of TAM at UNC-CH and then spend their entire fifth academic year abroad at one of our European-Governance Track partner sites in the Netherlands, Spain, or Germany.

In total, accelerated degree students have the opportunity to study abroad for up to three semesters.

Non-Accelerated (6-year) degree: Students complete all undergraduate coursework in four years. After a graduate semester at UNC-CH, these students spend up to three graduate semesters at one or two of our TransAtlantic-Studies Track partner sites in the UK, Spain, Germany, France, or Italy. Students may also opt to join the German-Turkish Studies Track of TAM and take courses in Ankara, Turkey and Berlin, Germany after one graduate-level semester at UNC-CH.

In total, non-accelerated degree students have the opportunity to study abroad for up to five semesters.

Possible careers: The combination of EURO-TAM prepares graduates for international careers in a variety of fields including diplomacy, business, policy-making, public service, teaching, and research.

CES Euro - ForumRefuge Crisis Panel Discussion, Oct. 2015

Assured Admission Details
The EURO-TAM dual degree is open to any student at UNC-CH (as are the individual EURO major and TransAtlantic Master’s Program), but this special assured admission EURO program is only offered to highly qualified, incoming first years. By getting an earlier start, you’ll be in a better position to pursue the accelerated program if you select this path.

First-year students who take advantage of this program are under no obligation to pursue the dual degree option if their interests lead them elsewhere. Students in the program are encouraged to double major and study abroad, both of which are compatible with either the accelerated or non-accelerated degree option.

To learn more about the EURO Accelerated Program, please visit the Center for European Studies website.

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outside of Hinton James dorm on a fall afternoon