Program Description: We aim to have students learn history where it happened in order to best understand the people of the past. 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. This year's History Where It Happened Study Abroad program invites students to explore the story of the World Wars where they happened!
The program consists of two closely connected classes: HIST 4285/5485: From Wars to Peace: France and Germany, 1870-1945 and HIST 4485/5485: Americans in France During the World Wars.
Among other sites, we will visit a memorial to the lost at a former concentration camp, walk through actual World War 1 trenches, see where the most decorated American soldier of World War 2 won his medal of honor, and contemplate the cost of freedom at the largest American military cemetery in Europe.
The classes are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
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 4285/5285: From Wars to Peace: France and Germany, 1870-1945
HIST 4485/5485: Americans in France During the World Wars
• Before departing for France, students will also have several regular class meetings on the UWG campus.
Undergraduates are required to take six credit hours; graduate students may enroll in either three or six credit hours.
Costs and Deadlines:
The total program fee of $4985 is due in three installments with the following deadlines:
Deposit of $500 due by January 15, 2019 (same time as the application)
Payment of $2243 due February 15, 2019
Final Payment of $2242 due March 15, 2019
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, 2019.
The program fee includes: airfare, housing, transportation, daily breakfasts, cultural excursions and local transportation, travel insurance. For information on tuition and other costs, click on the Budget Sheet link at the top of the page.
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 Spring and Summer 2019 is November 5, 2018.