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The Holocaust

Czech Republic, England, Germany, Poland | AIFS Global Education Center | Summer 2023
Holocaust memorial.

Overview

Spend a summer studying and traveling across four European countries and five cities with AIFS! Spend 6 nights in London, 6 nights in Berlin, 3 nights in Prague, 3 nights in Kraków and 5 nights in Warsaw. 

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Course available in history

  • Housing

    Accommodation in twin and triple rooms in student residences or tourist-class hotels on a bed and breakfast basis in each location

  • Meals

    Breakfast is included throughout. One group meal each in Berlin, Prague, Kraków and Warsaw and occasional group lunches per the itinerary. Students need to budget for all other meals.

  • Cultural & Academic Activities

    Guided tours by local experts, museum visits and excursions to places of historical, academic and cultural interest

  • AIFS Travel Manager

    who will be with the group throughout the program and be available to provide local information, answer questions, take care of logistics and deal with emergencies

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Transfers between the airport and accommodations overseas

Program Details: Study + Travel The Holocaust

Dates

May 8, 2023May 30, 2023

Term

Summer

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees

$7,290

Eligibility

Open to Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • History

Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Academic credit for this course is awarded by Fairfield University. Fairfield University is a private Jesuit university founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, well known for their commitment to international education. Fairfield is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 

In 2020 Fairfield and AIFS partnered to develop a school of record relationship that will allow academic credit to be available for both Fairfield and non-Fairfield students. 

Course syllabi and faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Fairfield University. 

  • History

In this program, students will attend lectures, workshops and watch guest speakers. They will also visit relevant sites such as the House of Wannsee, Terezin and Auschwitz – Birkenau.

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Living Abroad

Day 1Optional overnight flight from the U.S. to London.* 
Day 2Arrive in London. Transfer to London residence.* Orientation meeting with AIFS staff including preparation for course content and discussion on trauma. 
Day 3Morning class followed by guided sightseeing tour of London. Welcome dinner. 
Day 4Morning class followed by a visit to the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum. 
Day 5Morning class followed by a free afternoon.
Day 6Visit to the Weiner Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide for a talk and a visit to the temporary exhibition on the International Tracing Service. Afternoon class. 
Day 7Study day.
Day 8Transfer from London residence to the airport for flight to Berlin. Sightseeing tour followed by a group dinner. 
Day 9Morning class. Afternoon self-guided visit to the Topography of Terror exhibit. 
Day 10Morning class followed by a walking tour of the Jewish sector to include the site of the Old Synagogue; Womens’ Protest Memorial; Hackesche Höfe; Otto Weidt courtyard; Old Cemetery site (Moses Mendelssohn’s burial place); Jewish Boys’ School; New Synagogue and Bebelplatz (site of the Nazi book burning). 
Day 11Morning class followed by an afternoon visit to Sachsenhausen Memorial by public transportation with audio guides.
Day 12Morning class followed by a guided tour of the House of the Wannsee Conference. 
Day 13Morning seminar at the German Resistance Memorial Center. Free afternoon. 
Day 14Transfer from Berlin to Prague with a visit to Terezin Concentration Camp and tour of the ghetto en route including a packed lunch. Check into accommodation in Prague. 
Day 15Guided walking tour of Prague Old Town, including the famed Charles Bridge and a tour of a local brewery including a group lunch. 
Day 16Morning class followed by entrance to the Jewish Museum including a guided walking tour of the Jewish quarter.
Day 17Morning class followed by a transfer from Prague to Kraków through the beautiful Moravia wine region with a group lunch en route. Check into accommodation in Kraków. 
Day 18Guided tour of Kazimierz where more than 70,000 Jews lived before World War II, including visits to the Old Synagogue Museum and the ‘Schindler’s Factory’ museum. Dinner at a traditional Polish restaurant. 
Day 19Morning class followed by free time to explore Kraków. 
Day 20Transfer from Kraków to Warsaw with a guided tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau en route. Check into accommodation in Warsaw. 
Day 21Visit to Lazienki Palace and Botanic Gardens, balance of the day free.
Day 22Half-day excursion from Warsaw to Treblinka Extermination Camp including a group lunch. 
Day 23Morning class followed by a tour of the Warsaw Ghetto including entrance to the Jewish Cemetery and visit to the POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews. 
Day 24Morning final review session followed by a free afternoon. Farewell group dinner. 
Day 25Optional return flight from Warsaw to the U.S.* 
Barcelona,Spain
A group of happy students at a carnival.
A view of Prague.

Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    March 15, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 7, 2023
  • Program Begins
    May 8, 2023
  • Program Ends
    May 30, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    May 31, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

Optional Flight Package

Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Depature City

Fee

  • Atlanta
    $1,978.00
  • Boston
    $1,863.00
  • Buffalo
    $1,886.00
  • Charlotte
    $2,047.00
  • Chicago
    $1,978.00
  • Cincinnati
    $2,116.00
  • Columbus
    $1,886.00
  • Dallas
    $2,139.00
  • Denver
    $2,346.00
  • Des Moines
    $2,047.00
  • Detroit
    $2,047.00
  • Houston
    $2,277.00
  • Los Angeles
    $2,116.00
  • Miami
    $2,024.00
  • Minneapolis
    $1,955.00
  • New York
    $1,702.00
  • Newark
    $1,702.00
  • Orlando
    $2,001.00
  • Philadelphia
    $1,955.00
  • Phoenix
    $2,185.00
  • Pittsburgh
    $1,886.00
  • Raleigh/Durham
    $2,001.00
  • San Francisco
    $2,231.00
  • Seattle
    $2,231.00
  • St. Louis
    $2,047.00
  • Washington/Dulles
    $2,231.00
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