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: Apply from this page if you do NOT intend to seek credit for this course. Those seeking credit should click here for a simplified SRAS application AND for instructions on completing an application with University of South Alabama. The cost of the credit-bearing program is $5,999 and includes pre- and post-abroad work.

Course and Itinerary


Faculty Leader and School of Record

Budget Breakdown


Prague, Czech Republic;
Tbilisi, Georgia;
Berlin, Germany;
Warsaw, Poland;
Kyiv, Ukraine
Geopolitics, History, International Relations, Sociology


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

Dates & Costs

  • Summer 2020
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 18 May 2020 - 10 June 2020
    Application Deadline: 14 February 2020
    Cost: $4,795

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.