Study Abroad in London/France
Participants in this eight-day study abroad program in England and France will walk in the footsteps of Allied soldiers in commemorating the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, the largest military operation ever organized.
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May 30 - June 8, 2019
D-Day and WWII Culture in England and France
Participants in this eight-day study abroad program in England and France will walk in the footsteps of Allied soldiers in commemorating the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, the largest military operation ever organized. Tour Churchill’s underground London War Rooms. Walk the beaches of Normandy on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day assault. Learn firsthand about the Nazi occupation of Paris and its legacies of fear and genocide. Experience a wide variety of intercultural sites and tours relating to the English, French, and American contexts of World War II.
Developed in partnership with STLCC’s Veteran Services and member colleges of the Missouri Consortium for Global Education (MCGE), this program promotes study abroad to veterans, their families, and all other students across Missouri. Course outcomes include STLCC Global Education (GLE) or independent study credit with emphasis on the cultural history Armed Forces, civilian, and underground resistance communities of WWII, specifically those that were essential to the success of the Normandy invasion. Students will also have plentiful opportunities to learn about other related elements of English and French heritage and culture.
Who Should Apply?
- ALL STLCC students, veterans, and community members interested in WWII and D-Day, British and French culture, and the general socio-economic costs of war.
- All students from Missouri community colleges and universities as well as independent travelers with an interest in military history, cultural enrichment, and international studies.
- All students interested in European art, literature, journalism, architecture, and cultural studies relating to World War II.
- The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on uneven pavement and gravel paths.
- All students must be 18+ years of age to participate.
- Required: GLE:101 Cultural Aspect of D-Day and WWII in England and France (3 credit
- Course may be audited.
- Two mandatory pre-departure orientation meetings at St. Louis Community College will be scheduled.
The estimated program fee is $3295* per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 21 participants.
The program cost includes:
- Airfare to London and from Paris and airport transfers.
- Lodging in 3 star hotels.
- Daily breakfast, some lunches and some dinners.
- Private coach and public transportation for the included tours.
- English speaking tour guides.
- Entrance fees to included attractions.
- Tours and activities to include:
- London and main attractions, Churchill War Rooms, Imperial War Museum, and much more.
- Portsmouth and main attractions, D-Day Museum and Memorial, Royal Marines Museum, Portsmouth Overlook, Southwick House, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, HMS Victory, and HMS Warrior.
- Normandy and main attractions, St. Mere Eglise Airborne Museum, Bayeux Tapestry, Omaha Beach and Memorial Museum, Normandy American Cemetery and Visitor Center, Gold Beach German Gun Battery of de longues-sur-mer, Juno Beach, Juno Beach Centre, Sword Beach, Benouville & Merville battery, Caen War Museum and Peace Gardens and much more.
- Paris and main attractions: Arc D’Triumphe, Notre Dame, Memorial to the Deportation of the Jews from Paris, Musée des invalids/Musée de L’Armée, Napoleon’s Tomb, and much more.
- Gratuities for tour guides and included meals.
- Limited emergency health and travel insurance.
The program does NOT include:
- STLCC tuition (3 credit hours)
- Gratuities other than specified above
- Lunches, dinners and snacks not included in program
- Independent touring
- Optional health and travel cancellation protection insurance (strongly recommended)
- Miscellaneous expenses
* This final price may vary due to number of participants, taxes, fees and exchange rate imposed by outside vendors.
You can follow this payment schedule or pay quicker with larger payments:
- Immediate deposit to secure your spot - $500
- By Oct 19, 2018 - $750
- By Nov 20, 2018 - $1000
- By Jan 18, 2019 - $1045
- Full refund: Cancel before Oct. 19, 2018.
- Penalties and fees will apply for canceling after Oct. 19, 2018.
- No refunds for cancellation on or after Nov. 25, 2018.
STLCC strongly recommends that in addition to the included program insurance you consider purchasing additional health and travel insurance to cover trip interruption and cancellation.
Space is limited to 25 participants. Apply today!
Dan Yezbick is Professor of English at STLCC-Wildwood. He has taught cultural studies and media history abroad in England and France, is proficient in French, and has served as Assistant Director and Instructor for a variety of five-week comprehensive summer programs in London, England. He is the Global Education Coordinator at the Wildwood campus, and previously served as Global Chair at STLCC-Forest Park. He is a multiple award-winning teacher who has earned a national reputation for his scholarship in media history. He co-led this study abroad program in 2017.
Mark Applegate is Professor of Physical Education at the Forest Park campus and a US Army veteran who co-led this study abroad program in 2017. His expertise in fitness, physical health and wellness proved a valuable asset to managing the group and the program.
St. Louis Community College has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated in this brochure is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the administration and/or Board of Trustees of the College for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The College further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the College and the College assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the college from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The College is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.
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