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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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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 06/05/2023 07/05/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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 2023 will be led by two Wake Forest faculty members:  Dr. Timothy Heath in the Department of Music and Wei-chin Lee in the Department of Politics and International Affairs. Students enroll in one of the two courses being offered, each of which provides divisional credit 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 2023 will be led by two Wake Forest faculty members:  Dr. Timothy Heath in the Department of Music and Wei-chin Lee in Politics and International Affairs.  Students enroll in one of the two courses being offered, each of which provides divisional credit 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 2023 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 Timothy Heath from the Music department and Wei-chin Lee from Politics and International Affairs will be the Summer 2023 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. 

2023 Courses (Students may take one of the following)
POL 114 Comparative Government and Politics An analysis of political institutions, processes, and policy issues in selected countries(CD) (D)
or POL 242 Topics in Comparative Politics. Course may be retaken for credit if topic varies
 
MSC 100. Introduction to Western Music (D) or MSC 123 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.  
Faculty Dr. Timothy Heath 
Director of Athletic Bands
Phone: (336) 758 3050
Email: heatht@wfu.edu

Wei-chin Lee
Professor, Politics and International Affairs
Phone: (336) 758-5455
Email: leewei@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
  • Demonstrated interest in subject matter
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 current rate is $950/per credit hour. 
  • 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 (Estimated) - $5,475
Tuition (3hrs) - $2,850
Airfare (estimated) - $1,700
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,700
Estimated total cost - $12,000

Students are responsible for their own airfare. The program will start in Venice and finish in London 
Scholarships Summer scholarships are available here through the Center for Global Programs and Studies.
 
Contact Dr. Timothy Heath 
Director of Athletic Bands
Phone: (336) 758 3050
Email: heatht@wfu.edu

Wei-chin Lee
Professor, Politics and International Affairs
Phone: (336) 758-5455
Email: leewei@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Senior Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: (336) 758 3194
Email: mcglynsd@wfu.edu 

Euro Tour Global Ambassador:
Zophia Perez
Email: pereza21@wfu.edu
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