This four-week travel seminar offers a hands-on understanding of the history and culture of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and Poland. During the summer of 2015, this program will be led by Dr. Ezra Zeitler (Geography), Dr. Jim Oberly (History), and Professor Jill Olm (Art & Design). Click here for a sample itinerary from 2014: CETS Summer 2014 Itinerary
Central Europe has a complex history that includes the creation of multi-national empires, the formation of new nation-states after WWI, the rise and dominance of Nazism and Soviet Communism, the divisions of the Cold War, and the peaceful grass-roots revolutions of 1989 that brought down the Berlin Wall. The architecture, art, and music of the region has been shaped by leading local figures of important cultural movements from Romanticism to Post-Modernism. From the Renaissance to the "Roaring Twenties," Krakow, Vienna and Berlin emerged as European cultural capitals.
HOUSING & MEALS
Program fees include breakfast daily. The group will have dinner communally once in each city, in addition to the first night in Berlin upon arrival. Overnight stays are in shared rooms in hostels and hotels.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar click here: Academics - CETS
Below you will find more information on estimated program costs: CETS Cost Estimate 2015.pdf
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"Being part of the CETS program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only did I learn a great deal about the history, geography, and art history of Central Europe, but I also had the chance to experience a diversity of cultures and made amazing friends, as well. I've learned so much more about myself both as a student and on a personal level, and I am extremely appreciative of this opportunity." -Erin
I saw more than the average traveler and was more aware of and interested in my surroundings because of what I had learned in the classes and from the professors. – Brianna, Summer 2012
EXPLORE CENTRAL EUROPE!
The ethnic and religious history of the region is rich, complex and filled with both impressive examples of multicultural coexistence and tragic histories of persecution and genocide. The program will explore what has made the history of this region unique, impressive and sometimes tragic. It will pay particular attention to the recent developments of the late 20th Century: the fall of communism, the post-communist experience, and post-war immigration.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.