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This paper provides an overview of an initiative by the University System of Georgia (USG) to launch an undergraduate certificate in European Union (EU) studies. The program experienced numerous hurdles in making it feasible to operate: attracting a sufficient number of students, offering a diversified curriculum of courses focused on the EU, and servicing the courses with qualified faculty. The solutions to these dilemmas required innovative approaches that relied heavily on the application of technology. Although not always ideal from a pedagogical perspective, technology renders practical opportunities that otherwise would not exist, such as the incorporation of institutions in Europe into the program. Moreover, technology demands that students acquire a new set of skills not typically addressed in the classroom environment. The USGs certificate in EU Studies constitutes a model on how to utilize technology to accomplish internationalization of the curriculum and advance pedagogy but it is a model in the process of continual evolution.
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