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Drexel Fall Break in France, Belgium & UK: World War One Seminar
London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Ypres, Belgium (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Drexel applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum Cumulative GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Eligible Majors:||All Majors|
|Type of Program:||Study Tour||Housing Options:||Hotel|
|Program Advisor:||Ahaji Schreffler|
The ProgramTake part in the global commemoration! 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. Students in this program will gain first hand insight into some of the key moments in European history by visiting France, Belgium, and England. Students should already be familiar with the causes, course, and consequences of the Great War, having completed either History 235, 259, or 267, courses that examine a horrendous war that many historians believe “shaped the twentieth century.” This program gives students an opportunity to probe much deeper into this tragic conflagration by penetrating to the level of the soldiers who fought it and gaining an understanding of their horrific experience and insights to the reasons they persevered so long.
The program activities in France, Belgium, and UK are designed to ease students back into the past, helping them gain a better feel and understanding for another time. The trip weaves closely together (1) visits to many of the best war museums in the world, (2) several battlefield tours, including numerous cemeteries and memorials, offered by museums and well-established WWI tour agencies, (3) a battle reenactment, (4) a WWI stage play, and (5) classic WWI films.
All majors are welcome to apply, though priority may be given to students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who have not yet fulfilled the HIST prerequisite still have an opportunity by enrolling in HIST 235 for spring 2014 term.
The AcademicsCredit: Students will be registered for HIST 298, Soldiers Enduring the Great War, for 3 credits as part of their fall 2014 course load. Students will also have the option of completing an additional assignment for 1 extra credit.
Pre-requisite: Students must have completed one of the following courses: HIST 235, HIST 259, or HIST 267 in order to participate in the trip. Students who have not yet fulfilled the prerequisite still have an opportunity by enrolling in HIST 235 for spring 2014 term.
About the Instructor: Dr. Eric Brose, Professor of History in the History and Political Science Department of Drexel's College of Arts and Sciences.
2014 Program CalendarPrior to departure, students are required to attend an introduction/preparatory session during summer term. Session may be conducted online. Details TBD. Trip spans 12 days including travel time.
Departure: Sept. 4th; Arrival: Sept. 5th
Return: Sept. 16th
Tentative Itinerary:--The Museum of the Army
--Reenactment of the famous Battle of the Marne
--National Museum of the Great War
--Day tours of the Battles of the Somme and the Passchendaele campaign
--Imperial War Museum
--Day trip to Oxford University
--WWI theater performance
-- Other related activities
2014 Program Fee: $900-Due April 1st: $25 application fee + $500 Advance Payment
-Due June 1st: $400 Final Payment
-All program fee payments are only refundable if student is not accepted or program cancels due to low enrollment.
Included in the Program Fee:
--11 nights lodging
--Entrance fees (museums, tours, reenactments, etc.)
Expenses not included in program fee: (approx $2,000)
Evacuation Insurance: $36
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