The European Association of Study Abroad E.U.A.S.A. is a group of national Associations that represent primarily North American programs operating in Europe.

This not for profit organization seeks to give visibility  and advocacy to study abroad programs to facilitate student mobility within Europe, to foster international understanding and to improve communication, standards of best practice and share key information useful to all members of the association.

The general email address to get in touch with EUASA is contact.euasa@gmail.com

2022-2023 Initiatives

  • EUASA Community Chat: October 13th at 16:00 – 17:00 CET on Mental Health
  • The EUASA gatherings planned for Milan: Thursday, Oct 20, 17:30 – 19:30 CET (Place TBA)
  • The Political / Legal committee went to Brussels (EU Commission) for the 2nd lobbying trip on Nov 17-18  EU Commission_Nov 1718 2023_Final report
  • EUASA Community Chat: Tuesday, November 29th at 17:00 – 18:00 CET on Artificial Intelligence
  • EUASA 2nd Annual Virtual Conference in May 2023
  • The Forum will hold a EUASA co-sponsored training  at Syracuse University in Strasbourg on November 16-17, 2023

Community Chats

  • Thursday, October 13th, 2022 | 16 :00 – 17 :00 CET

Topic: Maintaining Wellness in Study Abroad

Presentation          Duquesne Wellness in Rome Brochure

  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 | 17 :00 – 18 :00 CET

Topic: Group Reflections on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Study Abroad

Register herehttps://us05web.zoom.us/j/81358338710?pwd=VWpzT3NqNkRPNlNQOWRPZHBzd2FLZz09

Committees

Website and Public Communication Committee

  • Responsible for maintenance, development, and updates for the EUASA website
  • Responsible for increasing activity, membership, and posting on EUASA’s LinkedIn page
  • Responsible for producing and distributing a bi-annual EUASA newsletter. 
  • Other avenues of public promotion and social media as required or suggested.

Political and Legal Committee

  • Responsible for research and proposals related to political and legal aims of EUASA, including with the European Union
  • Responsible for developing political relationships with government organizations, specifically the European Union with the aim of furthering the objectives of EUASA.

Research Committee

  • Facilitate and conduct research of value to European Programs and their home institutions (e.g. Carbon Footprint of European Study Abroad, Europe-wide Economic Impact Study as possibilities)
  • Conceive of and carry out a Europe-wide RD and onsite staff conference
  • Interface with The Forum on their European conference (Milan, Oct 2022)

Outreach, Advocacy, and Community Building Group

  • Responsible for representing Europe and EUASA at the table in sector discussions, through maintaining and developing links with Forum on Education Abroad, Education USA, NAFSA, EAIE, etc., and representing on-the-ground perspectives of Study Abroad
  • Working to raise the profile of Study Abroad with host country governments, and with the European Union.
  • Working to raise the profile of EUASA amongst host-country associations, staff and programs, to position EUASA as the pan-European representative body of study abroad.

Past Community Chats

Title: Finding Order: Navigating Pandemic Protocols

The APUAF team that created the Covid-19 Fact Sheets will provide a quick history of why and how these precious tools came together before opening the discussion of restarting our programs with new protocols affecting nearly every aspect of our programs.

Title: Technology & Study Abroad: Tool or Hindrance? 

What has the COVID-19 emergency taught us about technology and study abroad? How can we leverage technology in our mission and delivery of authentic transformational experiences abroad? 

1ST EUASA Virtual Conference

February 10 and 11, 2022

The EUASA Conference Team selected the following themes for the sessions.  

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a European Study Abroad Context
  • Study Abroad for Generation Z Students
  • Mental Health for Staff and Students in Europe
  • Evolving Hybridity in Teaching and Learning in Study Abroad
  • Climate Action and Sustainability in European Study Abroad
  • Drawing the Battle Lines:  The Future of Study Abroad in Europe

2021 Initiatives

  • 2 letters & 2 responses from the EU Commission
  • 1 letter to the US State Dept that resulted in a video conference with DOS and CDC
  • 4 community chats in (Fall 2020)
  • Workshop on DEI (collegues from APUNE) Spring 2021
  • Several letters and a video conference with the CEO of The Forum
  • Met with group from Portugal to assist them in setting up Assoc.
  • Planning of virtual conference on Feb 10-11, 2022