Study History Abroad

The Holocaust in Prague

Rebecca Hughes, Coordinator

There is almost no better place to study the Holocaust than Prague. In this four-week global seminar, we visit key sites in and near Prague, and we spend a long weekend in Krakow, Poland with a day at Auschwitz-Birkenau. In addition to studying the Holocaust, students explore the stunning beauty and rich history of Prague. Students walk the cobblestone streets, taste Czech food, and attend a musical performance. Highlights of this seminar include a long weekend trip to Krakow Poland, and a day trip to Cesky Krumlov, a picturesque medieval city.

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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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“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
“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