Study Abroad in Poland 2017
Join us May 19 through June 16, 2017 for an exploration of modern Polish history and Polish-Jewish relations while traveling through four major Polish cities!
Starting in medieval Kraków and Lublin, we’ll then explore the modern urban capital of Poland, Warsaw, travel on to Gdansk, a medieval port city, and finally end in Lviv, Ukraine.
Through workshops, tours, meetings with local historians and specialists, museums, and group discussion meetings, we will gain a deeper, multifaceted understanding of recent history in Poland and the impact this history still has on the landscape, politics, and culture.
We will also visit sites painfully marked by the Nazi occupation like Auschwitz-Birkenau, Bełżec, and Majdanek and try to understand the larger Jewish narrative of life both before and after the holocaust.
May 19 - June 16, 2017.
The program is open to UM-Dearborn students of all majors. Guest students are also eligible.
Based on the trip to Poland in Summer 2015, the total cost — program fee, airfare, meals, course credits — was about $5,000.
(The program fee covers accommodations and excursions.)
A scholarship was established to assist UM-Dearborn students with paying for a portion of the costs. For the program and for scholarship consideration, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher. The award amount varies.
Complete scholarship information can be found through the Office of Financial Aid.
Much of the trip was spent asking ourselves 'why' instead of memorizing facts and dates as I have in most of my history classes in the past. I’ve learned more about the history of Eastern Europe in one month than in 16 years of schooling.
For more information
Contact Anna Muller
Department of Social Sciences
2140 Social Sciences Building