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*WCU Spring Break in Germany: World War I Studies in Otzenhausen, Germany
Otzenhausen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WCU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 01/26/2018
Rolling Admission 03/08/2018 03/20/2018
NOTE: Please note that dates and costs are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Director listed below to confirm the information.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Housing Options: Other (see "accommodations" section below for details) Area of Study: History
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit
Available to Non-WCU Students?: No College: Arts & Humanities
Program Description:
100 Years after America’s entrance into the First World War, this program, through lectures delivered by European experts and by travelling to World War I battle fields such as Verdun, offers students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the First World War’s history and legacy.
Students will utilize the European Academy located in Otzenhausen, Germany (about one hour west of Frankfurt) as their operating base. Various excursions to battle fields and historical sites will enable them to visit nearby nations such as Belgium and France.
For the majority of the program, students will  be housed at the European Academy, however while on overnight excursions, participants will stay in shared hotel rooms.

The language of instruction for this program is English. Prior knowledge of German is not required for participation.
Students will receive credit for completing HIS 460: Field Studies, World War I. This is a three credit upper level history course.
Excursions include ones to St. Mihiel, Verdun and the Maginot Line. Seminars will address various aspects of the First World War, from military tactics and strategy to its representation in art and literature.
In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the 3 credit hour course, all participants will pay a program fee of $2,329, which includes all room/board (including hotels during excursions), and all ground transportation in Europe. All participants will also be billed the non-refundable $100 study abroad application fee upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase the mandatory WCU international insurance prior to departure.

Not included in the program costs above is the round-trip airfare (estimated at approximately $800.00).
Email Dr. Kodosky at for information about possible history department supplemental funding.
Dr. Robert Kodosky, History Department

This program is currently not accepting applications.