Between the East and West: Discovering Central Europe

Prague, Czech Republic

Next Offered
Autumn 2013
Approximate Dates of Instruction
Application Deadline

This program examines the dynamic historical, cultural and political life of Central Europe as a whole. Academically rigorous seminar-style courses, international field trips (to Budapest, Krakow, Berlin and Vienna), and attendance at cultural events allow students to explore key issues such as the tragedy of the Holocaust, the nature and impact of the communist system, the hopes and tensions of the European Union, and how coming to terms with the past is reflected in the cultural and art scene we witness today.

  • HIST 490/CHID 471A: East European Communism and Everyday Life (5 credits)
  • POLSCI 495/CHID 471B: Democracy and its Discontents in Central and Eastern Europe (5 credits)
  • CHID 390: Colloquium in the History of Ideas (5 credits)
Fulfills Requirements
CHID Cultural and Historical Engagement
CHID 390
SSc Credit
A&H Credit
Total Program Fees

*Please note that this does not include UW Study Abroad (IPE) Fee ($300), airfare (about $1500, subject to when and where you buy your ticket), food (about $35/day), Study Abroad Insurance ($37/month) and personal spending money.Make sure to read our Fees, Financing, and Withdrawal page for information on paying for your trip.