Medieval Summer Tour 2014

Travel and study with Prof. Albrecht Classen through medieval Europe, from Italy to Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands (6 countries):


Instructor: Prof. Classen: 301 LSB, Dept. of German Studies, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721

520 621-1395

Please take a look at this introductory video. I hope it will give you a good idea what this travel course is all about.

Then go to Study Abroad  (click on: Apply Now on the top right hand bar) and begin with your application process. Thank you. For a grant opportunity through SILLC, click on this link. Deadline, Feb. 14, 2014




Ca. June 10 – ca. June 30, ca. 3 weeks.

Approx. itinerary:

Arrive in Rome (Italy) and stay first in Orvieto

Visit of Assisi


Venice (stay on Lido)

Graz (Austria)

Krems (with visit of Melk and Duerenstein)

Prague (Czech Republic), with visit of castle Karlsteijn

Nuremberg (Germany)

Ruedesheim, with visit of Bacharach

Gent (Belgium)



Utrecht (The Netherlands)

return from Aiport Shiphol, Amsterdam



6 credits. Price, including tuition, 3 weeks of hotel rooms, coach, breakfasts, and all entrance fees, ca. $5500., depending on the number of participants

Deadline to apply, with money down, Feb. 15, 2014:

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

GPA: 2.50 (nothing below!)

Up to 6 credits, mostly applicable to tier two general education courses/requirement, so also for German Studies (major and minor).


Chaperone Carolyn Classen, J.D., Professor Classen’s wife of 29 years has accompanied him on 8 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: (recommended by one of my students from last summer, 2010)

See also: (again, I cannot vouch for them)




Medieval Answers to Modern Problems, ed. Albrecht Classen (San Diego: Cognella, 2012)


Instructions how to purchase the book:

To purchase your textbook, please follow the instructions below:      
Step 1: Log on to
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.   


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




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