Polish Landscapes of Remembrance Study Tour
HIST 4970/5970
GEOG 4970/5970
May 22 - June 5, 2017

poland1As we travel from Krakow across the Great European Plain to the Baltic Sea, we will explore Poland’s diverse physical, historical, and cultural geography.

While visiting five cities, (Krakow, Owieçim, Warsaw, Torun, and Gdansk, students will gain insight into the country’s collective memory and cultural diversity that shapes its national identity.

poland2Students will observe the way historic structures, objects, memorials, and monuments contribute to Poland’s rich cultural heritage.

Trips to culturally rich museums, historic sites, and local specialty venues will immerse students in the unique culture of Poland.

poland3One of Poland’s oldest cities, Krakow was once the capital of Poland and still remains the country’s cultural center. The city is also known for its royal past, beautiful and architecturally varied churches, and historically large Jewish presence. One of a few Polish cities to survive various wars without major destruction, much of the historic atmosphere of the city has been preserved. Krakow was one of the cities included on the first UNESCO World Heritage List..

Per person cost is $3,272(excluding tuition and fees). This price includes airfare, hotel, transportation, group breakfasts, and site and museum entrance fees. Students may apply for scholarships available through the CGC and College of Liberal Arts to help with costs.

Itinerary

May 22 Depart OKC for Krakow

May 23-26 Tour sites in and around Krakow, Auschwitz,- Birkenau Wieliczka Salt Mines

May 27-30 Warsaw

May 31-June 1 Torun

June 2-4 Gdansk

June 5 Depart Gdansk for OKC

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Additional Information:
 Dr. Michelle Brym
Email: mbrym@uco.edu
or Heidi Vaughn
Email: hvaughn@uco.edu