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Spring Break 2022 Field Studies

Get up close and personal with Viking material culture and Norse mythology in Denmark and Sweden, or engage with the social and educational issues related to the Holocaust.

Engage with history and culture like these Rollins students in the ruins of Pompeii

Engage with history and culture like these Rollins students in the ruins of Pompeii

 

 

 

 


Applications

Please note: program dates may change to accommodate changes to the Rollins academic calendar.

  • Application deadlines vary by program!
  • Applications open in August.
  • Find out How to Apply!
  • Holt Students: To participate in a field study, Holt students must be currently enrolled in a degree program and matriculated through the initial admission review process (i.e. completed two semesters at Holt). Holt students must coordinate with advisors in Holt to confirm credit approval and acceptance. Graduate students may need to make special arrangements if the field study is only being offered for undergraduate credit. Holt students participating on CLA field studies pay the same price as CLA students.

Application Deadline: September 27, 2021

From the 8th-11th centuries, the Vikings ruled the northern seas, trading with and raiding communities all over Europe and beyond. This field study to the Viking stomping grounds of Denmark and Sweden will allow you to get up close and personal with the remains of medieval Viking settlements and fortresses, longboats and ceremonial mounds; and the most impressive display of Viking artifacts in the world. Along with examining Viking material culture, you’ll also have the privilege of studying Norse mythology and thinking critically about how the idea of the “Viking” informs contemporary identity politics. This Spring Break field study is embedded in the 4-credit Spring 2022 ENG309 course: Vikings. 

  • Faculty Leaders: Jana Mathews and Emily Russell
  • Program Location: Denmark and Sweden
  • Travel Dates: March 11-20, 2022
  • Credit: Embedded within 4-credit Spring 2022 course – Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: ENG190 and instructor approval 
  • Course Requirements: In-class discussions and assigned readings, reflective and critical reading and writing assignments during the trip, on-site tour guide assignment, pre- and post-trip reflective essays, pre-trip critical essay, final research paper & creative project.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2,000
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, airfare, breakfasts and dinners, accommodations, on-site transportation, on-site activities.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, personal expenses, lunches.
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens
  • Special Notifications: N/A

* All dates are tentative and subject to change depending on the final number of students, final costs and other considerations.

** Estimated costs for all programs are based on anticipated numbers of students, current exchange rates and commercial airfares. Costs are subject to change. Final prices will always be communicated to accepted students before they commit to the program.

Application Deadline: November 8, 2021

This Field Study is part of an rFLA 300-level course titled “Learning and Teaching about the Holocaust.” During Spring Break in 2022, we will travel for 7 days to Krakow, Poland, to learn about social and educational issues related to the Holocaust. You will have engaging conversations with staff and a Holocaust survivor at the Jewish Community Center, and we will talk with Hillel students from the major university in Krakow. We will stay in a hotel on the main square, eat in good local restaurants, and visit art and history museums to give us all a sense of Polish culture in Krakow, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A vital part of the trip will be our Study Tour in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp, located near Krakow. In the end, we will determine individually and together what we have learned from the experience that helps us to make sense of current societal issues. 

  • Program Leader: H. James McLaughlin and Yudit Greenberg 
  • Program Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 10-17, 2022
  • Credits: Embedded within 4-credit Spring 2022 course – Letter Grade  
  • Prerequisites: Two 200-level rFLA courses 
  • Program Requirements: Pre-trip “looking ahead” paper, and post-trip “looking back” paper.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $1,120
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, accommodations, on-site transportation, on-site activities, some (2-3) meals.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, personal expenses, airfare (estimated at $1,200), most meals. 
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: Students should be prepared for daily walking and should also be prepared for cold weather.

* All dates are tentative and subject to change depending on the final number of students, final costs and other considerations.

** Estimated costs for all programs are based on anticipated numbers of students, current exchange rates and commercial airfares. Costs are subject to change. Final prices will always be communicated to accepted students before they commit to the program.