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Get ready to cover the buildup to and major events of World War II with this study abroad program. Learn more about military engagements from the war, analyzing how it was fought on the battlefield. Then, discover how the war affected non-combatants in Europe on the home front. Finally, focus on the victims of the war with a special emphasis on the Holocaust itself.

This course will take you through each of these topics as you explore many of the sites where these events took place.

There will be in-class sessions held at HCC prior to departure. Attendance is mandatory.

  • Credits

    There will be in-class sessions 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 21 - March 26, 2018. 

    Europe in the 20th Century-HIST-201 (3 Credits) Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121 
    Students will be able to describe the political, economic, intellectual, and cultural development in Europe beginning with the events and conditions that led to the breakdown of European stability and World War I. Students will examine the diplomatic maneuverings of the Peace of Paris and its consequences, the roots and impacts of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and the evolution and development of totalitarianism in Germany and Italy. Students will also explain the origins, events, and results of World War II, the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Empire, and the quest for a united Europe.

  • Schedule

    The Program

    Day 1- Depart for Paris, France.
    Day 2- Arrive in Paris. Visit Shoah and Deportation Memorials.
    Day 3- Visit Army Museum and Napoleon’s Tomb. Open afternoon in Paris.
    Day 4- Travel to Bayeux. Visit Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral. 
    Day 5- Visit Bayeux Cemetery and Museum.
    Day 6- Visit Mont Saint-Michel. 
    Day 7- British Beaches D-Day and Pegasus Bridge Museum.
    Day 8- Canadian Beach D-Day Tour. 
    Day 9- Visit Arromanches: 360 Museum and Mulberry Harbor Museum.
    Day 10- American Beaches D-Day Tour.
    Day 11- Travel to Paris, open afternoon.
    Day 12- Depart for the US.

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

  • Program Director

    Frederick Campbell
    Phone: 443-518-4852

  • Details

    Program Dates: March 28 - April 8, 2018

    The cost of the program (not including the cost of credit courses) is $3400*.

    Limited Financial Aid available for HCC credit students.

    The $3400* 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 reserves 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.


    $500 Non-Refundable Deposit due: at Registration       
    $1450 Initial Payment due: October 13, 2017
    $1450 Final Payment due: November 10, 2017
    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.

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