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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
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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 17. 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 2017, this program will be led by Professor Jill Olm (Art & Design),  Dr. Karen Mumford (Watershed Institute), and Dr. Jeff DeGrave (Geography).  Click here for the itinerary from 2016: Summer 2016 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 and art 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. 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 2017.pdf


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"CETS not only sparked a desire in me to continue traveling, but also prepared me to make the most of those future experiences. I would have never been able to experience what I did without the insight of classmates and professors, and the efficient planning it took to see as much as we did. Now that I was a part of CETS, I have the tools to continue to travel for the rest of my life." -Ashley Eberle, summer 2016

"My experience abroad was eye opening about both the world and myself. I was able to learn so much about the countries and cities we went to just by being there. I was also able to learn so much about who I am and what I am capable of doing and handling in life." -Kendra Polzin, summer 2016

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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