One-credit Global Field Experience in Poland - May 12-21, 2016
In connection with the spring course "Exile under Nazism and Communism" (01:563:270/510:263/01:360:292) Professor Nancy Sinkoff (Jewish Studies/History) will lead 15 students on a week-long global field experience, "A Tale of Two Uprisings," to Poland immediately after the semester. Building on the literary and historical themes of the course, high achieving students will visit two cities, Warsaw and Cracow, with day trips to Nowa Huta (The New Steel Mill), east of Cracow, and to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the Nazi concentration and death camps.
In Warsaw, students will explore the numerous sites commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943), the Warsaw Uprising (1944), and visit Polin: The Museum of the Jews of Poland as well as the Warsaw Uprising museum, History House, the Stalinist Palace of Science and Art, and the site of the new Museum of Modern Art. Students will also enjoy a bicycle trip to Wilanów Palace and a visit to the Poster museum. In Cracow, students will tour the oldest covered European medieval market, explore the architectural heritage of Poland's Jewish community as well as visit Oskar Schindler's factory. Together we will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. There will be opportunities to engage with Polish and Polish-Jewish history in the form of theatre, performance art, and food. Students will also meet with Polish university students.
Dates: Thursday, May 12, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016.
15 available spaces
Cost (subject to change) $1,263 (includes room, limited meals, tours). Airfare may be subvented through competitive grants administered by the Center for European Studies and GAIA. Jewish Studies majors/minors may also be eligible for grants through the department.
For more information, see http://globaleducation.rutgers.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10509
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Students enrolled in Professor Sinkoff's spring course, "Exile under Nazism and Communism" are eligible to participate in "The Tale of Two Uprisings," a 1-credit global field experience to Poland that will include visits to POLIN: The Museum of the Jews of Poland.