The European Council (EC) is one of five regional councils operating under the auspices of the System Council for International Education of the University System of Georgia (USG). The EC seeks to foster greater understanding and appreciation of the cultures and societies of Europe by sponsoring programs and activities for the University System of Georgia’s students, faculty and institutions. The EC sponsors summer study abroad programs for USG students and transients at seven locations in Europe that last 2-5 weeks. Most courses are taught by faculty from EC member institutions. While most of the enrollment is from USG institutions, students from other colleges and universities throughout the US are also encouraged to enroll. Students in all EC programs blend classroom experiences with group and individual travel as they earn academic credit through their home institutions.