Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Berlin, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Frankfurt, Germany; Munich, Germany; Normandy, France; Nuremberg, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic
- Program Terms: Winter
- Restrictions: Elon applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Winter
|Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility:||0-First Year and Above||Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite:||None||Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||All courses in English|
|Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options:||Shared Hostel/Hotel|
|Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option:||No||Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||No|
|Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||01+04||Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available:||Elon Core Curriculum|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity:||30||Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager:||Allegra Laing|
|Click here for a definition of this term Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar Course #:||GBL 151||Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 1:||Michele Kleckner|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 2:||Andrea Sinn||ELR Unit:||1 unit|
|Click here for a definition of this term Activity Level:||Moderate|
The goal of this interdisciplinary course is to come to a better understanding of life during of the era of World War II by looking at the experiences of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians. We will focus on the invasion of Normandy in France, Germany under Hitler, and the Holocaust in and occupation of the Czech Republic. We will also visit Budapest, focusing on the siege of the city in 1944. We’re particularly interested in the effects of the war on ordinary people, how it shaped people’s lives in a variety of different ways and places in Europe, and how they responded to it. Some readings consist of first-person accounts, which describe the experiences of a variety of ordinary people in different wartime contexts. We’ll visit sites, hear presentations, and speak with survivors connected with life during the war.
Beyond academic content, study abroad courses at Elon promote cultural awareness and personal growth. This is a time to interact with different peoples and see different ways of life. These experiences will help you to develop self-awareness, intellectual curiosity, and tolerance.
Objectives: The basic academic goal of this course is to increase your basic understanding of World War II and the impact of the war on the lives of ordinary people. In addition, the course seeks to increase your awareness of and appreciation for cultural differences. Finally, it will support your growth as a person.
Application and acceptance required. Additional travel fee is required. Counts toward Civilization requirement, and satisfies one unit of experiential learning toward fulfillment of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Counts toward German Studies minor and Jewish Studies minor. No credit for students who have completed HST 257.
This Winter Term course has a required one semester-hour fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course associated with it. Students accepted into the Winter Term course will be automatically registered for the associated fall course. There is no additional cost for the prerequisite preparatory seminar course for students who are registered full-time even if the one credit creates an overload for a student's registration.
It is Elon University policy that students who are registered part-time for the fall semester will be charged the additional one credit hour of tuition for the fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course. Students will also be charged four credit hours of tuition for Winter Term in addition to the program fees. If students contact the Bursar's office to verify that they will be enrolled full-time in the spring semester, the four hours of Winter Term tuition will not be collected.
There will also be a required meeting about the course in May.
The Spring meeting time, date and location to be announced.
The fall pre-departure course will meet on Wednesdays from 05:30-07:10 PM. Location TBA.
Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during pre-registration for Winter Term.
To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.
Students will be housed in shared accommodations.
Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet (link at top of page).
Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.
Program Leader 1: Michele Kleckner
Senior Lecturer in Computing Sciences
2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
Program Leader 2: Andrea Sinn
Department of History and Geography
CB 2225, 112D Lindner Hall
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
Click "apply now" from this brochure to get started, and complete your application by the deadline listed below.
|The most interesting moment of my abroad experience was what we learned in Normandy. It was so interesting to actually physically be on the beaches that young Americans once stormed.|
|— Taylor Davis, Winter 2014|
|Read what others have said about this program.|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Winter||2018||08/31/2017 **||Rolling Admission||01/03/2018||01/23/2018|
|NOTE: See the Deadlines Webpage for Winter Term 2019 information.|
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.
March 5: Priority application period begins.
March 15, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Priority period deadline. All applications received during the priority period are reviewed for eligibility and merit rather than time of submission.
March 27: Status notification for students that applied by the priority deadline.
Change period begins. Students that applied by the priority deadline can change into an open program by completing a Change Form (available in the GEC starting March 27).
March 29: Rolling period begins. All programs with spots remaining will reopen for application. New applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.
Sept. 3, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Final application and deposit credit deadline. Students accepted to programs that cancel after this date will not have the deposit credited to their account.
Sept. 4, 5 p.m. EDT: Final deadline for students on a wait list to enroll in an open program. No students will be accepted into programs off of wait lists after this date. Students that are not accepted into programs will have the deposit credited to their account after this date.
Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.
The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.
Indicates that deadline has passed