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Eastern Europe Travel Study

Travel Study

Eastern Europe: Poland, Serbia, and Bosnia

Genocide in the 20th Century and Beyond

Anticipated: Winter 2016
Last offered: Winter 2014

This 16-week class gives students an opportunity to not only study important historical events, but a chance to visit the sites of some of those events and meet and talk to people who were part of this history. Students will gain a greater understanding of some of the calamities of the 20th century (and beyond) by not only reading and discussing them, but also by visiting the locations where these horrors took place and meeting people who witnessed them and were part of them. Students will write several short papers regarding readings before they travel and will keep a journal during the trip, recording their reactions to the various places they visit and people they meet. (Prerequisite: one HIST course; and COMP 2000, COMP 2010, or COMP 2020)

HIST 4700: Genocide in the 20th Century and Beyond (3 credits)
See CourseWizard for course syllabus
Instructor: Gary Gershman, Ph.D, J.D., Professor | (954) 262-8211 | Parker Building, Room 355

If you choose to enroll in the course, please follow these directions:

  • Complete the application and the Release of Liability form.
  • Make three copies of the application and the Release of Liability form.
    • Submit one copy to your instructor.
    • Submit one copy to the Office of the Dean in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences with your deposit and copy of your valid passport.
    • Keep one copy for your records.
  • Register for the class with your academic advisor during open registration.
  • Submit payments to the Office of the Dean in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Required Documents

Travel Study Application
Release of Liability Form
Passport (valid for at least 6 months following the end of the trip)
Frequently Asked Questions


Day 1
Depart for Krakow

Day 2
Arrive in Krakow

Day 3
Walking tour of Krakow, Eagle Pharmacy, Schindler Museum

Day 4

Day 5
Travel to Belgrade via Budapest, walking tour of Budapest

Day 6
Arrive in Belgrade, walking tour of Belgrade

Days 7–8
Meetings with students, diplomats, and journalists

Day 9
Leave for Sarajevo, walking tour of Sarajevo

Day 10
Mothers of Srebrenica, University of Sarajevo

Day 11

Day 12
Tunnel Museum

Day 13
Travel back to U.S.A.

Included Services

  • airfare
  • hotel accommodations
  • breakfasts
  • entrance fees to all museums, parks, etc.

Not Included

  • tuition and NSU fees related to this course

  • travel insurance, including trip cancellation, trip interruption, medical, and emergency evacuation and repatriation (required)

  • medical insurance (required)

  • snacks, lunches, dinners

  • incidental travel in each city

  • incidentals, gratuities

Travel study trips often require strenuous activity that may be difficult for some students. In many destinations, special accommodations are not available. If you may require special accommodations to participate in a travel study trip, please speak with the respective faculty member to determine whether or not you should enroll in this class.

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