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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Bordeaux, France; Florence, Italy; Freiburg, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Student-determined location in Europe, Student-determined country in Europe; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • Program Fees: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Open to: All UWRF students, Non-UWRF students Credit Bearing: Credit bearing
Program Description:
International Traveling Classroom

Program Overview:

Tentative 2019 Dates: Jan. 28 - May 10, 2019

The International Traveling Classroom (ITC) is an innovative, one-of-a-kind education abroad program that allows UWRF students to live and learn for one full spring semester in multiple location throughout Europe. You will travel and take courses with UWRF faculty in five countries, earning at least twelve credits, with each European-focused exploration consisting of lectures, discussions, debates, interactive field trips, and hands-on projects. Contemporary Europe (INTS 365, 3 credits) is required of all participants. A variety of other courses are offered that meet all general education and University criteria.

If you are interested in more information about the 2019 ITC program, please contact  2019 Group Co-Leaders Dr. Charles Rader ( Rich Wallace ( or ITC Coordinator Meg Langie (
International Traveling Classroom


The ITC stays on the move, stopping at several different European locations over the course of the semester. In the Spring of 2019, ITC will venture to Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and more!


Courses offered are regular UWRF courses that vary every term based on the faculty who are leading and teaching on the program. In general, Contemporary Europe (INTS 365 - 3 credits) is required of all participants. Other courses will meet university, general education, or liberal arts requirements.

In the Spring of 2019, the following courses are tentatively offered:
  • INTS 365 - Contemporary Europe (GP - required course)
  • GEOG 110 - Physical Environments (SI)
  • GEOG 289 - Representing Place (HF)
  • SOCI 210 - Social Problems (SB)
  • CRIM 231 - Crime, Justice, Media (EC)
  • SOCI 220 - Sociology of Diversity (ACD)


A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.

Photo Gallery:

Check out what current ITC students are up to by visiting the ITC blog at

Housing & Meals:

We reserve spots in youth hostels and reasonably priced hotels. These are relatively inexpensive options for travelers that allow you to meet people from all over the world. They often have kitchens, internet access, television rooms, and other amenities. The rooms in hostels are somewhat like residence halls or dormitories with several beds per room. Some meals are provided. European cities offer a plethora of dining options for times when you eat on your own. Try your hand at preparing some local dishes with ingredients from local grocery stores and markets, take in the sights, smells, and sounds of a local restaurant or cafe or grab a take-away meal, sit in a park or city square and people watch.

Travel Arrangements:

Students fly to and from Europe as group, and then travel independently/with others to the designated study sites once in Europe. We expect you to take some weekend trips and to travel at the end of the semester independently. One of the advantages of the ITC is that you'll be with a group for much of the semester and ITC staff will be available to answer your questions and help you make plans. We'll have thorough orientations that cover the main questions about traveling both as a group and independently. You might choose to spend some time traveling alone (we'll cover safety tips and other issues related to that), or you might spend time traveling with others in our group. If you want to travel to the UK or Ireland, for instance, chances are there will be others in the group who want to do the same! Europe has wonderful transportation systems, including trains, buses, trams, and more. You'll receive a global Eurail pass that is included in your program fee. This provides you with an inexpensive means to travel extensively around Europe. We'll talk more about different modes of transportation and costs during orientation.

Additional Information:

More information is available on the ITC website.
  • Participants attend mandatory evening orientation meetings during the fall semester prior to the semester in Europe.
  • Qualified students are admitted on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Most of the ITC study sites are part of the Schengen Region and so therefore do not require a visa for entry/exit, but students are limited to 90 days within the Region in a six-month time frame. Additional travel in the Schengen Region at the end of the semester should to be planned carefully. If you plan to travel outside of the Schengen Region during your free travel, make sure to research (or ask the Office of International Education for help) any visa/other entry requirements of the countries you'll be visiting.

How to Apply:

Check out the information on How to Apply, then come back to this program’s brochure and click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 01-OCT-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.