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Summer Studies 
SPEA on the Rhine

Summer 2014

For the fifth time, Speyer University and SPEA (School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indianapolis, USA) offer a joint summer program on comparative public policy and administration in Germany, the European Union, and the United States.

Five seminars will provide an overview of major topics of public management, European economic integration, policy-making in the EU, comparative local government, and US and EU constitutional law.

The program will provide Speyer University, US and international students (e.g. from Russia) with a unique opportunity to study major fields of public policy and administration in an interdisciplinary and international context and to share their experiences coming from different cultures.

Important highlights of the program will be excursions to the European Central Bank and Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, to the picturesque city of Heidelberg, to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France) and, for the first time, to the EU institutions in Brussels (3-day trip).

SPEA graduate students and select undergraduates will participate in the program as part of their regular program in public administration. SPEA students are able to receive up to 6 credit points. This would require a paper and an oral presentation in two seminars of their choice as well as two reading assignments in other courses.

Students enrolled at Speyer University are welcome to participate in one or more seminars of the program as part of their regular curriculum. Students have to meet the normal seminar requirements of Speyer University: Submission of a paper and an oral presentation of it, both in English.

Speyer University and SPEA also offer a Certificate of Participation at the end of the program. In this case, participation in all five seminars is necessary. For further information, please consult the syllabus of the program (see below).

For detailed information please refer to the documents below:



Flyer (pdf)


Useful things to know






Excursion Program and details


To get a practical idea of the program, please consult the 2013 movie:

  • For our European (international) guests, please follow this link .
    To start the movie, click on the arrow on the left side of the movie screen
    To learn more about the Uni Speyer/SPEA program, follow
    this link

  • For our US guests the following link :


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