The programme of the Mediterranean branch is structured into three terms:
The first term (October to January) starts in the European Union, in Nice, France. It encompasses classes on the basics of all five modules (Conflict Management and Peace Making, Sustainable Development and Climate Action, Regional Integration and Transformation, Mediterranean Politics and Societies as well as Professional Skills Workshops). Studying in France helps students to analyse the EU perspective upon Mediterranean Politics. Mid-term exams will take place in December.
The second term (January to April) starts off in Tunis, Tunisia. Our cooperation partner, the Université Internationale de Tunis, counts among the best private universities in the Maghreb. Experts from the region and the field of Mediterranean Studies will analyse Euro-Mediterranean challenges in times of transformation and globalisation. A special focus will be with youth policies in the Mediterranean. Studying in Tunisia will provide the students with a unique experience of a historic democratisation process that turns into a role model throughout the MENA region. In Tunis the students will finalise their written exercises in all four modules.
The programme concludes in Istanbul, Turkey (April to July). The city of Istanbul with its rich cultural heritage and its bustling atmosphere offers an unforgettable experience. Our partner, the Istanbul Bilgi University, counts among the best universities of Turkey. A special focus will be given to Sustainable Development and Climate Action, as well as to Project Management classes. The last 6 weeks of the programme will be left at the students’ disposal to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the students’ theses, the final exams and a graduation ceremony.