Before each event, students are assigned alter-egos corresponding to the key actors involved in EU policy making, and they research these roles using a web-site tailored to the EU policy/issue at hand.

During EuroSim, the simulation is almost entirely run and directed by the students themselves.

What students are saying...

"I thought the EuroSim was a great way to experience other cultures and an excellent learning experience that greatly helped my public speaking. Taking on an alter ego allowed me to take on responsibility and It also allowed me to fully understand how the European Union functions."

--EuroSim 2010 participant

"EuroSim created in environment where I better learned how to deal people with wide ranges of views. It opened my eyes to the process of how business gets done in place where influence and networking is key."

--EuroSim 2010 participant

"As a first time participant in Eurosim I thought it was a great experience. It's not every day that you get to meet and socialize with people from several different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. It's good to see how several different points of view can come together and make a great organization."

--EuroSim 2008 participant

"Eurosim really helped me to understand the way the European Union functions in a hands on environment. It is a great place to meet people not only from the United States, but from various European countries. This was definitely an experience that I feel privileged to have been a part of."

--EuroSim 2008 participant

"I walked into the simulation not knowing much of the European Union and not knowing anyone other than my fellow students, but came out of the simulation gaining so much knowledge of Serbia and Kosovo, the European Union, and making friends and learning about their culture from all over the world."

--EuroSim 2008 participant

"I had a great time at EuroSim. Not only was it interesting to meet students from other schools and other countries, but it was also a great learning experience. Although I had already learned about the Europen Union in class, I didn’t feel that I had a very good understanding of how everything really worked. By going to EuroSim I really got a good understanding of how the European government works. This trip was also a great reminder of why I am studying Government and Politics; The simulation gave us a first hand experience of what it may be like to work in the government, which is a different feeling than just reading about the process in books or learning about it in a classroom. I am really looking forward to going on the trip next year to Germany which will give us an even broader understanding of Europe because we will actually be there."

--EuroSim 2007 participant

"Attending Eurosim was a wonderful experience that I was fortunate enough to be offered. At Eurosim I learned a lot about the European Union and how to work together with a large team to reach a common goal. Not only did I walk away with friends from my university that I would never have gotten close to unless I went on Eurosim, I also am walking away with learning so much that will help me in a future class that I am enrolled in fall semester.
Anyways, thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate!"

--EuroSim 2007 participant

"[Eurosim] gave me the opportunity to grow as a person. I have met so many people from all over the world… I was able to learn about them and their culture. I met people from Belgium, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, and many other places… although Eurosim is over I still keep in contact with those that I have met during the simulation."

--EuroSim 2008 participant

"The EuroSim was an amazing experience. I learned more about the EU, and political debate, than any class had taught me."

--EuroSim 2007, 2008 participant

"My involvement in Eurosim 2007 in Buffalo, NY, was a fun and learning experience. Eurosim 2007 was my first time participating in Eurosim, and I had an amazing experience. I learned a lot about the workings of the European Union and European law making. This experience allowed me to meet people from other Universities as well as other countries, and expand my network of friends and acquaintances. Having the ability to play the Head of Government of Malta, was great. I was able to learn how difficult it is for small states such as Malta to voice their opinions in the European Union, but also how rewarding it is when other countries begin to listen and form alliances. This experience allowed me to utilize my research skills, public speaking, as well as critical thinking skills. I would recommend this kind of simulation to anyone with the slightest interest in International Relations or politics. I look forward with great anticipation to my participation in Eurosim 2008 in Germany."

--EuroSim 2007, 2008 participant

"The students involved in [Eurosim] are put into a situation which requires them to intellectually and diplomatically expand themselves and adapt to situations unfamiliar to their everyday lives. This instills in the participating students pride in themselves and their home institutions."

--EuroSim 2008 participant