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*WCU Spring Break in Germany: Cold War Studies in Otzenhausen, Germany
Otzenhausen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring Break
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 01/22/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/07/2019 03/19/2019
NOTE: Please note that dates and costs are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Director to confirm updated information

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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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:
Program Description:
30 years after the Berlin’s Wall’s fall, this program, through lectures delivered by European experts and by traveling to sites such as Berlin, Ramstein Airbase and NATO headquarters, offers students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the Cold 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 with various excursions to sites in Germany and neighboring nations
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, The Cold War. This is a three credit upper level history course.
Excursions include ones to Ramstein Air base, Berlin (Checkpoint Charlie, remnants of the Berlin Wall), and cultural sites that enable interacting with Europeans who experienced the Cold War. Seminars will address various aspects of the Cold War, from its representations in art and literature to national strategies and daily life
In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the 3 credit hour course, all participants will pay a program fee of $2,255, which includes all room/board (including hotels during excursions), excursion and activity fees, 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 costs listed above are the round-trip airfare to/from Germany and personal spending money.
Email Dr. Kodosky at for information about possible history department supplemental funding.
Dr. Robert Kodosky, History Department

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