This is a unique opportunity to learn what life was like in Nazi-occupied Poland. Travelers will walk along the Path of Jewish Remembrance to the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, visit the Museum of the Historical Jewish Institute and Pawiak Prison, and tour Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau, two of the most infamous labor and death camps. In the evenings the group will partake in traditional eastern-European music and cuisine. Associated courses for this tour are HIS215 and ENG239.
Those looking for a nontraditional trip abroad will enjoy the program “Amsterdam - Sex & Drugs: Cultural Acceptance and Pragmatic Social Policy!” led by faculty members Dr. Karen Bearce and Denise Ingram. This 10-day tour takes place from May 25 through June 3, 2013. Some of the cultural excursions include trips to Amsterdam's canals, Anne Frank's house, the Red Light District, The Sex Museum, the Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum, and Cannibis College. Travelers will partake in field-based service learning experiences, and attend informative lectures in addition to opportunities to volunteer with community service organizations. Associated courses are PSY215, SOC214 and STA101.
Costs for each trip will include round trip airfare, airport transportation, accommodations, two faculty guides, guided tours, seminars, travel insurance, and some meals. While trips are associated with certain credit courses at Mercer, noncredit students are also encouraged to apply (for the Amsterdam trip, noncredit students will need faculty approval to travel).
Mercer Study Abroad information sessions will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at noon in the Communications Building, room 109, and 5 p.m. in the Communications Building, room 110. Additional sessions will be held on Monday, Oct. 22 in the Career Center at the Trenton campus, room 248, as well as Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Communications Building at West Windsor, at noon in room 109, and at 5 p.m. in room 108. On Wednesday Nov. 28, two sessions will be held in the Communications Building, room 109, at noon and 5 p.m. The last session will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at noon in the Communications Building, room 109.
More information on the Study Tours, along with application forms, is available online. Forms are also available on the West Windsor campus, in the Business building, Room 109.