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UWRF: Germany: Culture, History & Politics
Berchtesgaden, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Munich, Germany; Nuremburg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring,
Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Open to: All UWRF students
Program Description:
Germany: Culture, History and Politics

Program Overview:

This course examines the history, culture, and politics of Germany and German-speaking Europe.  The tentative itinerary includes departing on May 17 and returning on June 2, with travel to Vienna, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Munich, Nürnberg, and Berlin.  History and culture will come alive as you take part in field activities that include historical walking tours and talks led by local experts.  In addition, we also plan group meals that allow you to sample traditional “German” foods, museum visits, and explorations of key historical sites.  In the past, students have explored the Schönbrun Palace in Vienna; the Hofräuhaus and Dachau Concentration Camp in Munich; salt mines, the Königssee, Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, and the Nazi Dokumentation center in Berchtesgaden; the Nazi Party grounds and German Cultural Museum in Nürnberg; the Reichstag, the former Berlin Wall, and the German Historical Museum in Berlin, and much more.  Before departure you will attend orientation seminars, lectures, and discussions and will complete readings and work to prepare you to experience Germany, while earning 3 credits (political science 371) that fulfill both the global perspective and the general education, multi-disciplinary requirements.
  • There’s never going to be a better time
  • It is a life-enhancing experience
  • You’ll meet fascinating people, and experience foreign cultures first-hand
  • You’ll have a great academic experience
  • Your experience will make you more attractive to potential employers
  • It’s affordable: you can take advantage of student rates.
  • Financial aid is available, make an appointment in the Financial Aid Office
Program leader: Dr. Wes Chapin


The May program takes place in Vienna, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Munich, Nürnberg, and Berlin.


Students earn 3 credits (Political Science 371, INTS 371) which fulfill the global perspectives and the general education, multi-disciplinary requirements.

Classes are taught in English.


A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Budget Sheets” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
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Housing & Meals:

Most accommodations are hostels. Some meals are provided in the program fee.

Travel Arrangements:

Airfare from Minneapolis to and from Europe is included in the program fee. Some local transportation is provided.

Additional Information:

Group tours, lodging while the group is together, about one-third of the meals (mainly breakfasts) and an international student ID card are included in the program fee. Students have the opportunity for a short term independent travel experience.

How to Apply:

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Dates / Deadlines:
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This program is currently not accepting applications.