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  • Locations: Eichstätt, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: CatholicU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Program Type: CatholicU
Academic Level: 5. Graduate Credits: 0
Language of Instruction: English COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No
Program Description:


Migration Studies Summer Academy

Sunday, July 28 through Sunday, August 4
Eichstätt, Germany

The Migration Studies Summer Academy (MSSA) is a one-week program designed to advance research on migration studies through the development of international collaborations and expertise among faculty and graduate students.
The program will include lectures from experts from Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), The Catholic University of America (Catholic University), and other leading institutions across the following fields: Migration Studies, Psychology, Education, History, Social Work, Philosophy, Political Science, Law, Sociology, and Theology.  To supplement the lectures, the MSSA will also include local field trips.
In addition, students will work together in teams to develop research proposals and reviews based on one of four migratory themes described by Pope Francis: origin, transit, destination, and future. Concurrently, the faculty will develop long-term international collaborations. Students and faculty will present their work at the end of the academy.

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Eligibility and Participation
The MSSA will be open to graduate students from the KU, Catholic University, and partner universities.  Participation will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants. All current Catholic University graduate students are welcome to apply via the "apply now" button on this webpage.  

Program Expenses
There is no fee to attend the program, and accepted participants will be provided with a room and board package and international health and emergency evacuation insurance for the dates of the MSSA. Therefore, the only associated costs will be personal expenses and travel to/from Eichstätt, Germany. All students will also receive a partial travel stipend to help defray costs associated with travel to the program site.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.