UMW in Austria & the Czech Republic | Holocaust Memory • Austrian & Czech Culture


UMW in Austria & the Czech Republic

Holocaust Memory | Austrian & Czech Culture


Program Dates

February 24 — March 4

Spring Break 2023


Register for this program by November 1, 2022. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.

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Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
Final $3,085 payment due December 15, 2022.


  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • 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)
  • Most 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 Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic guided by Dr. Marcel Rotter, Modern Languages and Literatures and Dr. Suzie Kim, Art and Art History. Visit historic sites in Vienna and Prague 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 the Czech Republic and Austria’s most famous cultural landmarks.


Students will stay in a local hotels.


Students will earn 1 course credit for IDIS 350FF Holocaust Memory or IDIS 350BB Art & Culture in Prague and Vienna. 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 Prague, Czech Republic and Vienna, Austria
  • 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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