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K – 12

CES actively engages with K-12 teachers and students to provide classroom resources and training in European Studies. The Center organizes classroom visits, training workshops and seminars for teachers, and the annual Language Teacher Summer Institute.


Classroom Programs

The Center for European Studies can provide pre-planned classroom presentations, create unique projects customized for teacher’s classes, or send materials for teacher’s to plan their own lessons as part of our Travelling Suitcase program.

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School-Wide Programs

CES offers funding and resources for schools to participate in K-12 events such as Euro Challenge for high school students, hosts Europe Day celebrations for elementary schools, and sponsors the annual 34th Street Art Wall Competition for art students in Alachua County.

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Language Teacher Summer Institute (LTSI)

The Center offers a variety of opportunities to receive in-service credit while learning about the latest technologies available for language teachers.

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Resources & Educator Training

CES offers workshops on incorporating contemporary European topics into and provides lesson plans for K-12 curriculum and co-sponsors the annual Globally Connected Conference.

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Carla Ruffer
Outreach Coordinator
3324 Turlington Hall
(352) 294-7145