On this mini-term, the faculty leader will take students to explore Poland, where during the Second World War, some of the main events of the Holocaust took place that continue to be central as sites of remembrance, memory and ethnic identity.
Course of Study
“History: Visiting museums and historical sites of the Holocaust and the Second World War will help students connect to the events of the past.”
“The Present: At the same time, seeing first-hand how cultural attitudes and people in Europe have changed in three generations will increase students’ global awareness and cultural competency. Students will be prepared to be culturally sensitive and to represent themselves, Union, and even the US; to make personal connections with Europeans; to work alongside others for a common goal. This will include work to help restore a Jewish cemetery, and visiting the Festival of Jewish Culture in Kraków.”
Reflection: Students will be required to keep a diary of their impressions, thoughts, and ideas. The goal is introspection (increasing self-knowledge) and awareness of both human differences and human universals (increasing knowledge about the Other).
No experience is needed.
Students will be in shared rooms or suites that are centrally located.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
January: Application deadline is the third Friday of winter term
February: Non-refundable deposit due at the Cashier's Office in McKean House, and receipt brought to the International Programs Office