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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. Five class sessions will be held at HCC prior to departure and ten days will be spent in Europe.


There will be five class sessions (once a week for three hours each session) at HCC prior to the program departure. Dates for these sessions are March 11, 18, 25, April 1 and 8.

The program itself:
Day 1. Depart for Paris.
Day 2. Arrive in Paris, travel to Bayeux.
Day 3. Visit Bayeux Cathedral D-Day Museum, British Cemetery and Bayeux Tapestry.
Day 4. Tour British Beachheads in Normandy.
Day 5. Tour American Beachheads in Normandy.
Day 6. Tour Falaise Battleground.
Day 7. Visit Arromanches, Mulberry Harbor Museum and 360 Museum.
Day 8. Depart for Paris, settle into accomodations.
Day 9. Paris-Visit the Army Museum and Napoleon's Tomb.
Day 10. Open day in Paris.
Day 11. 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 $TBD*.
(Limited Financial Aid available for HCC credit students)

The $3000* 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       
$1250 Initial Payment due: September 27, 2013
$1250 Final Payment due: November 1, 2013

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

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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