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  • Locations: Budapest, Hungary; Krakow, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/27/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/08/2018 05/19/2018

** 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.
Program Description:




Program Description:

 Today the vibe in Central Europe—which many refer to as Eastern Europe due to historical links of parts of Central Europe to the former Eastern Bloc—is intoxicatingly upbeat, and its cities are moving fast toward the future.  Beneath fortified castles and at humbling stops like Auschwitz and Krakow’s Jewish Quarter, Central Europe offers thrills and history unfiltered.


 Students will spend 3 days in Budapest, Hungary exploring many historic sites, including Parliament, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and Matthias Church.  They will also enjoy shopping time and an evening river cruise on the Danube.

After a stop in Slovakia, students will explore Krakow and Auschwitz.  Highlights include the Jewish Ghetto, Wawel Cathedral, and a somber tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau.  An optional excursion is a tour of the striking Krakow Salt

Students will take guided tours of Prague, visiting Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Golden Lane, and Old Town Square.  In addition to some leisure time to explore, ‘Jazz on the River’ is an optional excursion. 

Students will enjoy guided tours of
Vienna, including the Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Ringstrasse, the Rathaus, and Hofburg.
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Academic Course Information:

 Students are also required to enroll during Spring semester in “HST 3100, Section W90, ‘The Hapsburgs and Central Europe Since 1618’.”  Several short writing assignments must be completed prior to departure (assigned and submitted within Pilot); students will also complete a photobook of the tour (e.g., Picaboo or Shutterfly).
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About the Faculty Program Advisor:

Dane DanielDane Daniel, Ph.D.,Associate Professor of  History, is passionate about travels and studies overseas, and is excited about the opportunities available for students in his 2018 program.  He loves to share the world with students, immersing them in the sights, sounds, tastes, and cultures of countries with rich histories.  This is the fifth time Dr. Daniel will be taking students abroad, having previously led trips to England and France, Italy and Greece, Turkey, and Germany and Switzerland.  Dr. Daniel’s travels and studies overseas began in 1986, when he traveled Europe as a musician.  After committing to a career in history, he became an exchange student at the University of Lüneburg, Germany in 1995, and then lived in Berlin, Germany from 1999-2002 during the period of his doctoral research.  Since then he has worked in archives from the Netherlands to Ukraine, and has also spent summers in Bonn and Jerusalem.

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Meals and Accommodations:

 While in Europe, students will constantly be on the move, and will have the opportunity to lodge in the cities of Budapest, Krakow, Prague, and Vienna.  They will be able to get a taste of the different cultures by dining with jazz on a river cruise in Prague, enjoying traditional Wiener schnitzel in Austria, and exploring the local cuisine of Hungary and Poland.
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 Students are required to meet with the tour director/professor for a pre-departure meeting. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. A mandatory online pre-departure orientation will also be provided through the UCIE office.
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Program Costs:

The $100 application fee for this program has been waived!

The cost of the program is ca. $3500.00. This includes round trip airfare, accommodations, in-country transportation, entrance fees, and most meals.
Not included are tuition, some meals, tips of $100 to guides and drivers, passport application costs, and personal expenses. 
To hold a space for you, the UCIE will collect a $100 application fee; and a program fee of $58.The UCIE costs are non-refundable. 
Students should apply and pay at on this webpage.

The remainder of the balance will be payable to EF Tours.

Scholarships are available and WSU Financial aid is applicable. 
The UCIE reserves the right to adjust the program price by 10%.
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Affording the Program:


WSU financial aid is applicable to this program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact the Financial Aid Representative, Gail Cyan, at to schedule an appointment and learn about your specific situation.

Some academic departments offer scholarships for study abroad, there are some scholarships available nationally as well.  Please ask your study abroad coordinator for more information.

Many students reach out to family, friends, and community and religious organizations for support.  Some choose to create an online funding site, others send out letters requesting support.  

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Passports and Visas:

A valid passport is required for all international travel. Its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. The UCIE is an official US Passport Center and we can help you with your photo and passport processing needs.  See here for more information.

Some study abroad destinations will require you to obtain a visa.  A visa is permission given to you by your host country to allow you to enter the country for a specific amount of time.  In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage.

The UCIE is happy to guide you to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.
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Health and Safety:

WSU is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

WSU faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. Please consider reviewing the following sites for further information:
International SOS ( for medical and security advice. WSU membership #: 11BSGC000054

Before travel WSU students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in several ways including:
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad
  • Get advice on how to travel with your medication
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad

WSU faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)   in case of an emergency abroad.

If you are participating in a WSU Ambassador Program, you are automatically covered with a UHP Health Insurance Packet  through University Health Plans.  
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Contacts and More Information:

University Center for International Education (UCIE)

Program Coordinator:

Megan Trickler

Faculty Program Advisor:

Dr. Dane Daniel

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