Central & Eastern Europe: Winds of Change

Study Abroad

In the year 1989, the world drastically began to change for millions of people in the communist nations within Central & Eastern Europe. This "wind of change" blew east and eventually lead to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Many of the people who brought about these changes were university students armed with only their voices, their minds, and their belief in democracy. For some nations, it was a peaceful process. For others, the euphoria was short lived and political and economic chaos ensued. This program will travel to five former communist nations (Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Georgia) to examine this time of change and its lasting legacy in the region.

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021, WITH A POSSIBLE ADAPTATION OF IT IN FALL 2020.

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Snapshot

Language:
English
Location:
Warsaw, Poland;
Kyiv, Ukraine
Topics:
Geopolitics, History, International Relations, Sociology

Eligibility/Prerequisites

Overall GPA of 2.5, 3.0 in major. No Russian language prerequisite.

Program Inclusions

Hostel accommodation, pre-departure information, roundtrip airport transfers, programming, travel between Berlin and Batumi, meals as per itinerary, health and emergency insurance, and SRAS in-country support.