Medieval Travel Summer 2017

Visit Eastern Europe, Central Europe, and conclude the trip in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. Earn up to 6 credits studying the Middle Ages in theory and practice, and have a blast with Prof. Classen.

First, visit of Bulgaria and Romania, then flight to Austria, from there coach tour through Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Germany, always focusing on the Middle Ages.

Dates: Departure from Tucson - May 22; return from Frankfurt, Germany, June 14, 2017

 

GET CREDIT, GET MEDIEVAL, GET FIT

Video from the 2015 tour

 

Castle Bran (Dracula):

Castle Bran

 

Study Abroad Wepage (Faculty)

Generation Study Abroad:

GSA

Students talk about their 2014 experience

See also the PPP about the 2017 trip

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Step by Step Guide for Prospective Students

Financial Aid from the UA

Scholarships from the UA

But Renee Griggs, Study Abroad, who handles all financial aid and grants, would like to advise you first. She is located in University Services Building, next to the Marriott, 3rd floor (520-626-9211; griggsr@email.arizona.edu).

102 tips for the international traveler

Glossary of Medieval Architecture and Art

Emergency Contact

Behavioral Expectations

Handbook

 

Syllabus

Here a scene from the 2015 trip:

Itinerary (details tba)

We'll fly into Sofia, Bulgaria, spend two nights, visiting both Boyana Monastery and Rila Monastery as a full-day trip.

BULGARIA

Boyana Monastery:

Boyana

Continue north to Velikko Tarnovo for one night.

Cross the border into Romania, bypass Bucharest and continue on the Brasov for two nights,

ROMANIA

Brasov: Brasov

with a full-day excursion to Bran Castle.

We will stay in Sighisoara – perhaps the best preserved medieval town in Romania and birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.

 

Veliko:

Velikov

Drive west, stopping in Sibui – another beautiful medieval town--  

Sibiu

 

From there we cross over into Austria: Vienna

vienna

Day Visits to Krems, visit of Castle Duerstein:

Duerstein

 

Werfen, Golling (south of Salzburg), Innsbruck

Castle Hohenems:

Hohenems

Switzerland: Waltensburg

Liechtenstein: Vaduz

Liechtenstein

Switzerland:  St. Gallen

St. Gallen

 

Germany: Ulm

Ulm

 

Castle Herzberg: northern Hesse; a major, but mostly hidden gem of medieval castles

 

Marburg:

 

Marburg

 

Frankfurt

Frankfurt

 

Depart from Frankfurt (ca. June 15, 2016)

FLYING

 

(okay, that is not Germany, but southern France, but it captures everything what students can experience: the wow effect, 100%)

Deadline to apply, with money down, Feb. 15, 2017:

With Study Abroad (click this link): To log in: Study Abroad

GPA: 2.50 (nothing below that!, but let me hear from you if there are special circumstances)

Up to 6 credits, mostly applicable to tier two general education courses/requirement, so also for German Studies (major and minor), the thematic minor in Medieval Studies; and for many other disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, and so forth.

http://aclassen.faculty.arizona.edu/sites/aclassen.faculty.arizona.edu/files/Mont%20Saint%20Michel.jpg

 

Chaperone Carolyn Classen, J.D., Professor Classen's wife of 32 years has accompanied him on 10 previous tours.
She is a part-time Hearing Officer in Small Claims Court, Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts, and a former practicing attorney.

 

For a cheap online company that sells affordable airline tickets to students: http://www.studentuniverse.com/ (recommended by one of my students from last summer, 2010)

See also: http://isecard.com/studentflights/airfares/group.html

or the Lufthansa program: http://generationfly.com/

Also recommended, esp. for students, sta travel

or sky scanner

(again, I cannot vouch for them)

Checklist

Textbook:

Medieval Answers to Modern Problems, ed. Albrecht Classen. 2nd ed. (San Diego: Cognella, 2016)

only this book, either in digital or in printed form.

 

Instructions how to purchase the book:

 
To purchase your textbook, please follow the instructions below:      
       
Step 1: Log on to https://students.universityreaders.com/store
Step 2: Create an account or log in if you have an existing account to purchase.      
Step 3: Easy-to-follow instructions will guide you through the rest of the ordering process. Payment can be made by all major credit cards or with an electronic check.   

Syllabus

Legal Matter:

Everyone of our study tours has been a most positive, life-changing experience, but there could also be problems; hence, please note:

General alert: Grounds for dismissal from program:

- theft from anyone

- violent behavior (physical and /or mental)

- chronic and deliberate non-attendance of class and/or excursions

- chronic and excessive tardiness

- disregard of the code of conduct of the University of Arizona

Process: 1. Verbal warning, 2. written warning; 3. dismisal if problem continues

 

Incidence Report Form (for problems with and for students)

email: inti-SASE@email.arizona.edu

phone: 520 626-9211

emergency line: 520 307-9576, or UAPD: 520 621-8273

Jill Calderon: cell 520 444-0653

Director: Harmony DeFazio 541 968-8868

SASE Main no.: 520 626-9211

 

Marching song, counting in German:

always on your left foot:

eins

zwei

drei

vier 

fuenf

sechs

sieben

acht

neun

zehn

ein Stock (stick)

ein Hut (hat)

ein Schirm (umbrella)

und (at this point both of your feet must be on the ground next to each other)

then, with the left foot move, and say

vorwaerts, rueckwaerts, seitwaerts, und

and then start again with the number one in German

Note: The itinerary is subject to change.