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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; London, England; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Salzburg, Austria; Venice, Italy; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:


Earn divisional credit while discovering Europe


Take WFU divisional classes while exploring some of the most famous cultural centers of the world. Wake Forest University’s EuroTour gives students the opportunity to explore eight cities in six countries over 30 days, all while receiving credit. The program in 2022 will be led by two Wake Forest faculty members:  Dr. Claudia Kairoff  in the Department of English and Dr. Peter Kairoff in the Department of Music.  Students enroll in one of the two courses being offered, each of which provides divisional credit (Division II or III) and are specifically designed to take advantage of the European travel experience.  No prerequisite required for either course.


 
EuroTour 2019
Overview

Take WFU divisional classes while exploring some of the most famous cultural centers of the world. Wake Forest University’s EuroTour gives students the opportunity to explore eight cities in six countries over 30 days, all while receiving credit. The program in 2022 will be led by two Wake Forest faculty members:  Dr. Claudia Kairoff  in the Department of English and Dr. Peter Kairoff in the Department of Music.  Students enroll in one of the two courses being offered, each of which provides divisional credit (Division II or III) and are specifically designed to take advantage of the European travel experience.  No prerequisite required for either course.

EuroTour is unique in that students choose how to spend their time and pursue cultural experiences independently, according to their own personal interests. Trip leaders provide orientation, guidance and daily help in achieving trip objectives. Art shows – and other events – will highlight each city’s rich contributions to culture. 


 
Location This program, which visits 8 cities in 6 countries over summer session I, was first offered at Wake Forest in 1974. The EuroTour specializes in a comparative cross-country study of social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of each country. The tentative itinerary for summer 2022 includes visits to Venice, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Leipzig, Paris and London. Majors in all disciplines are eligible to apply to the program. 
Program Professor Peter Kairoff from the Music department and Professor Claudia Kairoff from the English department will be the Summer 2022 faculty directors. Professors will accompany students on the tour and oversee the program. In addition, they will each teach divisional courses from their respective disciplines. 

2022 Courses
MUS 101. Introduction to Western Music 
(D) or MUS 285 
ENG 150.  Reading, Writing, and Travel (D)
(students take only one course)
 
MUS 101. Introduction to Western Music (D) or MUS 285 for MUS majors/minors
Earn Divisional or major/minor credit while exploring some some Europe's most beautiful and musically rich cities!  We will be listening to inspiring music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and many others, learning about what makes their compositions not just beautiful but culturally significant. Visits to museums, art galleries and instrument collections will allow us to understand the music in its wider cultural context.  No previous musical background is required.  

ENG 150. Reading, Writing, and Travel (D)

This course will engage students in reading and discussing a variety of texts and keeping journals that address specific topics suggested by our readings, seminars, and site visits. The assignments will ask students to reflect on various aspects of travel: on encountering different cultural customs, on how imagined literary settings compare with actual places; on how carefully described settings by writers familiar with them affect their experience of a place and of the literature written about it; on how travel enriches their reading and vice-versa. Readings will feature a mix of plays, stories, nonfiction travel writings, poetry, and fiction to introduce students to the array of ways in which travelers have interpreted the world by reflecting and writing about their travels. 

Faculty Dr. Peter Kairoff
Faculty Director and Professor of Music
Phone: (336) 758 5369
Email: kairoff@wfu.edu

Dr. Claudia Kairoff 
Faculty Director and Professor of English
Phone: (336) 758 5375
Email: kairofct@wfu.edu
 
Accommodation Students stay in rooms of 2-4 people in two or three-star hotels with breakfast and private bathrooms.


 
Excursions Tentative excursion list for both classes. More excursions and site visits may be included with the specific course. 

Venice
Welcome Dinner at Ai Cugnai*
Visit Ghetto and Rialto*
Tour La Fenice opera house*
Tour San Marco Basilica*
Tour Scuola di San Rocco*
Visit Casa Artom (WFU House)*
 
Salzburg
Visit Mozart house museums*
The Sound of Music Tour (how did the film create “Salzburg” as a tourist destination, framing the city for generations of visitors?*
 
Vienna
Kunsthistorisches Museum (learning about a culture through objects)*
Visit Flow House (WFU House)*
Concert (to be determined)*
 
Prague
Visit Prague Castle, Kafka House*
 
Berlin
Visit Museum Island (Pergamon Museum, Neuemuseum)*
Visit German History Museum*
Visit Jewish History Museum, Holocaust Memorial*
Visit Leipzig (Bach)*
Visit Potsdam (Frederick the Great palaces)*
Visit Heilegenstadt (Beethoven)*
 
Paris
Visit Impressionist Art Museum*
Visit Louvre*
Visit Versailles*
Visit Cathedral de Notre Dame*
 
London
Visit Keats’s House in Hampstead*
Visit Fenton House (Museum of Early Musical Instruments) for private concert*
Visit National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery*
Visit British Museum*
Visit Tate Britain and Tate Modern*
Attend a play as groundlings at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre*
Farewell Dinner at Lemonia*

 
Selection
  • Good academic standing
  • Maturity
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some group meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2019 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a small increase for Summer 2022.
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.
Program Fee - $TBD
Tuition (3hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,700
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,700
Estimated total cost - $TBD

Students are responsible for their own airfare. The program will start in Venice and finish in London 
Scholarships Please contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies for information on their summer scholarship.

http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/funding/#Summer%20Scholarship Information
Contact Dr. Peter Kairoff
Faculty Director and Professor of Music
Phone: (336) 758 5369
Email: kairoff@wfu.edu

Dr. Claudia Kairoff 
Faculty Director and Professor of English
Phone: (336) 758 5375
Email: kairofct@wfu.edu


Mike Tyson
Assistant Director for Study Abroad: Summer and Short Term Programs
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: (336) 758 4072
Email: tysonmj@wfu.edu
 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.