War in Europe: The Eastern Front
This interdisciplinary program offered by History and Sociology 6 s.h. of credit studying the causes and consequences of war in Europe. While traveling through the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, and Poland, students will learn about the impacts of World War II, the Cold War, and the Holocaust through the exploration of various historic sites, museums, and cultural exchanges. Extended excursions included in this trip are: visiting Berlin's "DDR" Cold War Museum, Jewish Holocaust Memorial, and Berlin Wall; Dresden's Military History Museum, Prague's Museum of Communism and Jewish Museum; Krakow's Auschwitz Death Camp; and Budapest's Hammer and Sickle Tour, House of Terror, and the Hospital in the Rock.
SOC 3800 – Sociology of War – 3 credits
HIS 3531 – History of Eastern Europe 1939 to 1989 – 3 credits
HIS/SOC 3530 – Bloodlands: World II, the Cold War, and the 21st Century – 3 credits
Students are required to take HIS/SOC 3530 and either HIS 3531 or SOC 3800.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Paid to Appalachian State
1Tuition and fees for summer programs can be found at this link. After selecting the appropriate summer tuition and fees cost sheet scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates". Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
2Program Cost includes airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee..
Estimated Additional Costs
3Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
4Some non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa prior to entering the countries included in this program.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet
to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates
. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheet
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships
The international component of this course will run from 5/28/2020 to 6/29/2020.
3 meetings; dates and times TBD.
Dr. Jason White
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Jason White earned his PhD in history from Brown University in 2008. His specialty is early modern British history and his book, Militant Protestantism and British Identity, 1603-1642, was published in 2012. He studied Scottish History at the University of St. Andrews and spent eight months in the archives in Edinburgh researching his dissertation. He has a deep and abiding love for all things Scottish, including Scotland's national dish, haggis.
Dr. Cameron Lippard
Dr. Lippard loves studying abroad since he has led or co-led ten programs to places around the world. At App State, Dr. Lippard teaches courses on race and ethnic relations, social problems, immigration, and research methods in the Department of Sociology. His research interests have focused on Latino immigration to the United States but has also ventured into understanding the cultural relevance of craft beer and moonshine. On the trip, he will be teaching the course, “Sociology of War,” as well as the team-taught course, “Wars of Our Fathers.” Dr. Lippard has been to Spain and Germany but is really excited about exploring Italy for the first time. Dr. Lippard sees this trip as not only a pilgrimage to broaden one’s views of the world but also as a unique opportunity to link the past to the present and the personal to the social outcomes of armed conflict.
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building and pay by cash, check, or debit card.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
- Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order.
- Pay through the Touchnet online payment system. If using the Touchnet system please make sure that you are making the payment for the international charges. Please see the Touchnet Payment Instructions.pdf.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2020 but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.