The European Summer Study Program introduces you to European history, culture, international business and a host of other exceptional topics. This four-week program is offered each summer, from mid-May to mid-June. Classes are offered, not in the usual four-walled setting, but instead in the places where events happened. Students listen to a lecture on the French Revolution on the steps of the Paris Opera House built by Napoleon III, attend a Shakespeare play in the Globe Theatre, and learn about the Irish Rebellion of 1916 in front of the General Post Office in Dublin where it began.
Students can take up to six credits and apply them toward their general elective needs.
In the past, program participants have visited Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Paris, and Brussels. Side trips are also scheduled from major cities to places like Stonehenge and Bath. New sights are visited each year. Our accommodations range from B&Bs to hotels, even a chateau just a short walk from Notre Dame Cathedral.
Occasionally the program shifts to Central Europe. The purpose, as always, is to introduce students to the historical places of Poland and the Czech Republic as well as Vienna and Budapest. Participants can explore a part of the world that has been submerged in the shadows for half a century and is now emerging into a transformed and radiant life of its own.
Dr. David Stefancic
Faculty Coordinator, European Summer Study Program
dstefanc [at] saintmarys [dot] edu