UMW in Poland | Holocaust Memory & Polish Art & Culture

UMW in Poland

Holocaust Memory and/or Polish Art and Culture


Program Dates

February 26 — March 5

Spring Break 2022


Register for this program by November 1, 2021. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.

View our cancellation policy.

Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
$2,270 payment due December 15, 2021.


  • 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
  • COVID-19 testing
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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 Poland, guided by Dr. Marcel Rotter and Dr. Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich of UMW’s German Department. Discover the breathtaking art, architecture, and culture of Poland’s most famous cultural landmarks.  Visit former concentration camps, Holocaust memorials, and historic sites in Warsaw and Krakow, Poland and surrounding areas as you study the history of 20th-century antisemitism under the German Third Reich.

MEMO TO STUDENTS: Considerations for Travel Abroad Amidst Continuing Uncertainties


Students will stay in a local hostel.


Students will earn 1 credit for IDIS 350Q Holocaust Memory or IDIS 350X Polish Art and Culture. Students may elect to take both courses (for a combined total of 2 credits).  As part of their coursework, students will:

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

These courses satisfies the Beyond the Classroom OR Diverse and Global Perspectives 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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