Study History Abroad

China Global Seminar

Zhiguo Ye, coordinator

In this global seminar section of UCOR 2000 “The Emergence of the Modern Global System,” you will explore the world history of East-West interaction from China’s perspective. The course will cover key themes of UCOR 2000, including systems of global interaction through ideas, religions, trade, technology, and wars.

Students in the three-week program will visit many Chinese historic sites in Beijing and Wuhan, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Confucius Temple. There are also activities to help students immerse themselves into the local culture and life, such as visiting universities and Christian churches, local food tasting, and theater performances.

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The Holocaust in Prague

Rebecca Hughes, coordinator

Spend three weeks learning more about the Holocaust in and around Prague, a city rich in culture and history. During this early fall 5-credit course, HIS 3366, you’ll pass UNESCO World Heritage sites on your way to school, attend class in a 17th century palace, and immerse yourself in student life in one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals. Known for its stunning, well-preserved architecture, this Central European city stands as the major cultural and economic center of the Czech Republic. Explore the city’s dynamic history and witness the juxtaposition of traditional and modern.

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“I never imagined myself walking on the streets of China and exploring the historical sites I used to only read in books. This once-in-a-lifetime experience has broaden my horizons and knowledge of Chinese history through exploring the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall, etc., engaging in Chinese traditional and modern culture, and tasting variety of food that was both fun and adventurous. Everything went great from the beginning up to the end of the program. This program has changed my worldview for the better.”
Bennieg H. Skelton
“For me, one of the most profound experiences on this trip was being able to experience empathy on a whole new level for the victims. I had always felt a great sense of sympathy and sorrow for those who lived through the Holocaust, but with the education I received I felt like I could be closer to understanding their struggle. There was a definite shift in my thinking here and I believe that studying history gives us this power of understanding and empathy that no other discipline can. With this new understanding I can start asking more difficult questions and try to find answers as to how we move on from this terrible time in history.”
Danielle Flintoff