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Howard Community College in Columbia, MD offers a Study Abroad Program that will cover the buildup to and major events of World War II. The focus of the course will be on the military engagements analyzing how the war was fought on the battlefield. Also, there will be emphasis on the home front and how the war affected non-combatants in Europe. Finally, the course will focus on the victims of the war with a special emphasis on the Holocaust itself.  There will be a mandatory Five week class session held at HCC prior to departure and eleven days will be spent in Europe.


There will be nine in-class sesions at HCC prior to the program departure.  Attendance is Mandatory.  Classes will meet on Monday's and Wednesday's from 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM from February 22 - March 21, 2016. 

The program itself:
Day 1. Depart for France.
Day 2. Arrive in Paris, travel to Bayeux.
Day 3. Visit Bayeux Museum, British Cemetery.
Day 4. Tour British and Canadian D-Day Beaches in Normandy.
Day 5. Tour American D-Day Beaches.
Day 6. Falaise Pocket Tour.
Day 7. Visit Arromanches, Mulbery Harbor Museum and 360 Museum.
Day 8. Visit Bayeux Tapestry and Bayeux Cathedral.
Day 9. Travel to Paris, settle into accomodations.
Day 10. Visit the Holocaust Memorial.
Day 11. Visit the Army Museum and Napoleon's Tomb.
Day 12. Depart for US.

Schedule is subject to change depending on prices and entrance availability.


Issues in History- HIST-202 (3 Credits). The student will be able to describe the major steps leading up to the beginning of the Second World War.  Also, the student will be able to explain the major military engagements of the Second World War and its impact on the home front. Finally the student will be able to evaluate the impact of the war on Europe and the United States.

Prerequisite: ENGL-121


The cost of the program (not including the cost of taking courses for credit) is $3100*.
(Limited Financial Aid available for HCC credit students)

The $3100* cost includes:

• Round trip airfare to and from Paris
Transportation to and from Paris to Bayeux
• All transportation in France
• Room accommodations (shared rooms)
• All planned entrance fees to sites
• Some meals

* HCC reserve the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee up to 10% due to increased program costs, flight costs, and/or currency fluctuations. The Program is subject to modification and cancellation at the discretion of HCC.


Frederick Campbell
Phone: 443-518-4852


$500 Non-Refundable Deposit due: at Registration       
$1300 Initial Payment due: October 16, 2015
$1300 Final Payment due: November 13, 2015

Note: If you do not make payments on time you will automatically be dropped from the program and will not be able to re-register.


Contact Program Director, or
International Education Office, CL 113
Howard Community College
Phone: 443-518-1640
Fax: 443-518-4571

WWII 2010 Study Abroad


International Education - Globalizing the Campus

Contact Us

Contact the Int'l Ed - Globalizing the Campus Office
Howard Community College

Phone: 443-518-1640
Fax: 443-518-4571

Office Hours

Room CL 113
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm