Millsaps College recognizes the important role Europe and European languages and cultures have played in world history. The continent and its people have had a tremendous impact throughout time on the global economy, political system, and in the arts. Today, Europe is becoming even more important due to the formation of the European Union. The primary goal of the European Studies program is to provide context for Europe's revised and renewed global prominence through interdisciplinary research and study. The European Studies program supports a dynamic scholarly community composed of faculty, students, and citizens, who share interests in Europe and together seek to enrich local and national appreciation for, study of, and exchanges with Europe.
The vibrant and exciting European Studies program is an essential component of Millsaps' endeavor to internationalize the curriculum and the campus. Seventy-five percent of the study abroad market is in Europe, suggesting students' substantial interest in a European program. European Studies allows students the flexibility to work in multiple disciplines that are relevant to their career goals. Offered by all elite colleges and universities Millsaps' European Studies program makes the College regionally distinctive and nationally competitive. Newly expanded, updated, and well-supported, European Studies is an outstanding feature of the College with great appeal to prospective students.