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*WCU Summer in Italy and Poland: Venice and Krakow during the Holocaust
Krakow, Poland; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020
Rolling Admission 06/30/2020 07/09/2020
NOTE: Please note that costs and dates are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Director listed below to confirm updated information.

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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Area of Study: History, Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit
Available to Non-WCU Students?: No Faculty/Staff Director: Jonathan Friedman
Academic Level: Graduate Students
Program Description:
Program Description:
The course augments student learning about how German and Italian forces implemented the Final Solution in Italy in general, and Venice, more specifically.  The course deepens student learning of a particular aspect of the Holocaust, and enables students to learn about a key Jewish community in Europe, which the Nazis and their Italian allies destroyed during World War II.  The course also enables students to visit the key killing center of the Holocaust, which was Auschwitz.
Finally, the course gives students academic experience in the field by having them present research papers at the University of Venice Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, which will be held from 1-3 July 2020.

This program will travel to Venice, Italy and Krakow, Poland

All participants will stay in pre-arranged hotels in each of the cities the program visits.

The language of instruction for this program is English. 

All participants will register for HIS 660—Field Studies (3 credits).

Participation in University of Venice Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Jewish Museum and Ghetto of Venice
Synagogues in Krakow
Jewish Ghetto in Krakow
Oskar Schindler Museum
Auschwitz Memorial Site

In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the credits taken as part of this program, all students will be billed a $100 non-refundable study abroad application fee through the Bursar's office upon applying to the program. All participants will also be required to purchase WCU's mandatory international insurance prior to the start of the program.

Students will also be responsible for the following costs*:
  • Airfare (estimated) - $1,300
  • Hotels - $1,700
  • Meals - $500
  • In-country transportation - $150
  • Conference Registration Fee - $350
*Please note that all costs listed are estimates and are subject to change. 

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Scholarships (depending on availability and the number of students accepted to deliver papers at the Venice conference)
History Department - Dreyer Scholarship
Graduate Student Association Scholarships
WCU Foundation Scholarship
College of Arts and Humanities Scholarships
Center for International Programs Scholarships

Dr. Jonathan Friedman,

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