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Central European Travel Seminar Faculty-Led Immersion Academics


To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply. 

Course Information

During Spring 2019 you must take a mandatory preparatory course, GEOG 366, Special Topics (3 credits), which fulfills GE-IVA and Foreign Culture. This class will meet late afternoons, twice a week, day and time TBD.

During Summer 2019, the seminar course in Europe is IDIS 340 (3 credits) on the physics, geography, and music of Central Europe. Both courses are team-taught by the 3 faculty leaders: Professor  Dr. Jeff DeGrave (Geography & Anthropology), Dr. Chia-Yu Hsu (Music & Theater Arts) and Dr. Jim Rybicki (Physics & Astronomy). 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program fulfills the Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives and Integrative Learning Outcome I1 requirements upon completion of all course assignments.

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, the summer course fulfills GE-V and 3 credits of the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion (students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details).

Academic Calendar

The tentative program dates are May 31 - June 27, 2019. You will arrive in Berlin, Germany and depart out of Krakow, Poland. These dates are still tentative, do not book flights until after orientation in March.

To learn more about the program itinerary, see last year's schedule: CETS calendar 2018