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Central European Travel Seminar (CETS), Summer Faculty-Led Immersion
Berlin, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Krakow, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
2.30 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Coordinator: Shanti Freitas
Program Description:
Central European Travel Seminar
Central European TravelSeminar
This program is a Faculty-Led Immersion, coordinated by Shanti Freitas, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator in Academic Affairs. Please direct all questions to or 715-836-6037, and submit all application materials to Schofield 208. It is listed on the Center for International Education website to assist students in exploring all international opportunities.

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 2016, this program will be led by Dr. Jim Oberly (History), Professor Jill Olm (Art & Design), and Dr. Karen Mumford (Watershed Institute).  Click here for the itinerary from 2015: Summer 2015 Itinerary.pdf

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.


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.


  • Schedule a general advising appointment with Faculty-Led Immersion staff by calling 715-836-6037 or emailing Shanti Freitas at


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 Summer 16 Cost Estimate.pdf


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"Studying abroad is the best thing you can do for yourself. No matter what major you have you can learn a lot not just about another culture, but also about yourself by studying abroad. I think studying abroad was the hardest, but best decision I have made while at Eau Claire." -Ashley Pohlman, summer 2015

"This program has sincerely changed my life in ways I never expected! I'm so grateful for all this program has done for me and will do for future students." -Margaret Hoppenjan, summer 2015

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.

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.

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