The program is open to all academically eligible undergraduate UW-Eau Claire students. You must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3. You may apply as a freshman but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.
During Spring 2013, you will take a three-credit preparatory course, ARTH350 (GE-IV). While on the seminar, you will take a three-credit interdisciplinary course (IDIS 355, GE-V) on the art history, geography, and music of Central Europe. The course fulfills three credits of the Foreign Language/Foreign Culture requirement. (Note that students pursuing a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts & Sciences MUST take the equivalent of two semesters of a foreign language to fulfill the FL/FC requirement. See the university catalogue for details.)
Students are expected to arrive in Berlin. The program will begin spending 6 days in Berlin, travel to Dessau, Leipzig, and Dresden, then stop in Prague. After Prague, students head to Brno and then to Vienna. From Vienna, it's off to Budapest! Finally, the program travels to Krakow, Poland for the final 5 days where students will depart. The Summer 2013 program will begin in late May and end in late June.