Program Description: We aim to have students learn history where it happened in order to best understand the people of the past. The History in France program will allow students to earn six credit hours of upper-level history credit in three different topic areas: the Reformation, the World Wars and modern American culture in France. In order for students to truly grasp the magnitude of the Reformation, they will visit one of France’s major medieval cathedrals as well as a parish church divided between Protestant and Catholic congregations. In order to understand D-Day and its costs, we will take students to the actual beachheads and military cemeteries. The program will begin with class meetings in Carrollton and will then spend two weeks in Strasbourg, based at an 18th century château, where students will participate in classroom discussions and a variety of field experiences. The program will then shift from Strasbourg to Bayeux, where instruction will focus around three main field experiences, including an all-day exploration of the D-Day battle sites.
Cultural Excursions include: Field Trips include museums in Strasbourg and nearby cities, Strasbourg Cathedral, visit to a World War I battlefield, a World War II concentration camp, a traditional Alsatian village, the Bayeux tapestry and a private tour of the D-Day beaches in Normandy
Description of Strasbourg, France: Strasbourg is the seat of several European institutions, such as the Council of Europe (with its European Court of Human Rights, its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and its European Audiovisual Observatory) and the Eurocorps, as well as the European Parliament and the European Ombudsman of the European Union. The city is also the seat of the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine and the International Institute of Human Rights.
Strasbourg's historic city centre, the Grande Île (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city centre. Strasbourg is immersed in the Franco-German culture and although violently disputed throughout history, has been a bridge of unity between France and Germany for centuries, especially through the University of Strasbourg, currently the second largest in France, and the coexistence of Catholic and Protestant culture. The largest Islamic place of worship in France, the Strasbourg Grand Mosque, was inaugurated by French Interior Minister Manuel Valls on 27 September 2012.
Economically, Strasbourg is an important centre of manufacturing and engineering, as well as a hub of road, rail, and river transportation. The port of Strasbourg is the second largest on the Rhine after Duisburg, Germany.
• HIST 4231: The Reformation
• HIST 4485 01: Special Topics: Royale with Cheese: American Culture in France
• HIST 4485 02: Special Topics: America and France in the Age of the World Wars.
• Before departing for France, students will also have several regular class meetings on the UWG campus.
Costs and Deadlines:
The total program fee of $5,299 is due in three installments with the following deadlines:
Deposit of $500 due March 1st, 2017 (same time as the application)
First Payment of Remainder of balance $2400 due March 5, 2017
Second Payment of Remainder of balance $2399 due March 15, 2017
Deposit is non-refundable unless student is not accepted into the program. Refunds are at the discretion of the program directors, minus all expenses already paid. No refunds will be granted after March 15, 2017.
The program fee includes: airfare, housing, transportation and many meals on site, cultural excursions and local transportation, travel insurance.
Additional costs that students will pay separately: 6 credit hours of UWG tuition, reduced UWG campus fees (Special Institutional Fee, Tech Fee and International Fee only), passport ($135, if you don't have one or need to renew), personal expenses
Scholarship information: Interested in applying for anEducation Abroad Scholarship?Click here. Deadline for Education Abroad Scholarship applications is the same as your program deadline. First time international traveler? Apply for aWolves Abroad Granthere. Deadline for applications for AY 2017 is November 5, 2016.