UMW in Austria & Hungary | Holocaust Memory • Austrian & Hungarian Culture

UMW in Austria & Hungary

Holocaust Memory | Austrian and Hungarian Culture


Program Dates

March 1 — March 9

Spring Break 2019


Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
Final $3,050 payment due December 15, 2018.


  • Round-trip airfare
  • Transportation while abroad
  • Group excursions
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • UMW tuition (may be included in your spring course load)
  • Textbooks
  • Transportation to and from U.S. airport(s)
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses and souvenirs
  • Immunizations
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program requires a moderate level of activity, including significant walking on cobble stone and standing in exhibitions.

Spend your spring break in Austria and Hungary, guided by Dr. Marcel Rotter with the Modern Languages and Literatures Department and Dr. Rosemary Jesionowski of UMW’s Art and Art History Department. Visit historic sites in Vienna and Budapest and surrounding areas as you study the history of 20th-century antisemitism under the German Third Reich.  Visit the program’s blog for more detailed information.

  • Visit former concentration camps and Holocaust memorial sites.
  • Discover the breathtaking art, architecture, and culture of Austria and Hungary’s most famous cultural landmarks.


Students will stay in a local hostel.


Students will earn 1 course credit for IDIS 350Z Holocaust Memory or IDIS 350AA Austrian and Hungarian Culture. Students may elect to take both courses (for a combined total of 2 credits) by paying a supplemental program fee. As part of their coursework, students will:

  • Visit historical sites and memorials in Austria.
  • Study required readings prior to departure.
  • Keep a reflective diary during the trip.

These courses satisfies the Experiential Learning OR Global Inquiry general education requirement by contract with the faculty director only.

Requirements & Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for either course.  Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.


Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).


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