Buenos Aires

This two-week, 2-credit course travels in May but counts as a Spring course. Explore the city that Jorge Luis Borges roamed, see the museums, visit the most beautiful cafes in the world and walk through the most renowned cemetery this side of Paris. This city, in fact, is called the "Paris of the Western Hemisphere" for a good reason. You don't even need to speak Spanish.

See our Web site for more details or contact Dr. Paula Kamenish or Shirley Mathews.



wentworth travel

Want to see England the way Jane Austin saw it? You can -- if you are awarded one of the dozen or so fellowships that Mr. Charles F.Green III provides. Details are here.


Your first step to getting a Wentworth is to figure out what author or literary figure you'd like to follow. And then fill out the form on this page.

Deadline: Oct. 21

go global

Paris, London, Madrid, Rome – and beyond – all begin with a visit to International Programs. Figure out where you want to go, and follow the step-by-step directions to get there.

English in Action Showcase

Want to get a sampling of what other students have accomplished in their classes? Take a look.

Travel abroad in Germany

Munich, Berlin and Krakow

Photo Above: A sign marking an exhibit on the "Path to Dictatorship." This 2-week course travels in May, but counts as part of the Spring course load. Travel is to Munich, Berlin and Krakow.

ENG 294-004: Narratives of Oppression and Resistance

2 weeks, 3 credits - travel is in May

Explore the literature and geography of oppression and resistance through narratives of the Holocaust and the Iron Curtain. Students will study how the narratives and sites of oppression and resistance reveal both the worst and best of human potential.

We will consider issues of representation, voice, and genre, as well as study current events and controversies regarding Holocaust and Cold War history and narrative, making connections to other literatures of marginalized groups, studies of oppressed peoples, human rights concerns, discussions of individual and communal responsibilities, and significant ethical questions from both the 20th century and today.

Though people of various identities were targeted by the Nazis, our course will focus on the experiences of Jews, women, gays and lesbians, and Roma/Sinti (commonly known as gypsies). We will study various means of resistance enacted by oppressed peoples and on their behalfs, both during the Holocaust and afterwards during the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe.

Our object: To make the literature tangible for students. We will be able to investigate firsthand the roles of memorialization in public memory and narrative. The travel component in May 2014 will consist of a trip to Munich, Berlin, and Krakow.

Requirement: A student must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0. The student may take up to 12 credit hours in INT 294 (ENG 294) and/or INT 494 (ENG 494).

Tentative Itinerary

May 13            Travel to Munich, Germany.

May 14            Arrive Munich
Railcar memorial as symbol of the Holocaust
May 15            Munich - Guided walking tour of Nazi-related sites, the location of the Beer Hall Putsch Street Battle, the Jewish Museum.

May 16            Munich (Nuremberg) - Documentation Center and Rally Grounds. Old Town, Nuremberg.

May 17            Munich (Dachau)

May 18            Munich – Berlin
                        Train to Berlin.

May 19            Berlin  -  Sachsenhausen.

May 20            Berlin -  Jewish Museum, Topography of Terror, various memorials.

May 21            Berlin -   Schwules Museum (Berlin’s Gay Museum);                         Checkpoint Charlie Museum

May 22            Berlin - Stasi Museum, Stasi prison, DDR Museum

May 23            Berlin – Krakow

May 24            Krakow - Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) and Jewish Ghetto, Pharmacy, Schindler’s Factory.

May 25            Krakow - Plaszow and Auschwitz- Birkenau.

May 26            Krakow - Wawel Castle and Old Krakow. 
                                        Optional: Wieliczka Salt mine.

May 27            Travel from Krakow, Poland to the U. S.


The first stop for interested students is the Office of International Programs, which gives a step-be-step how-to on registering for this study abroad opportunities.

And don't forget to apply for funding!

Wentworth Travel Fellowships

Each year, a dozen or so students are awarded funds to travel to the country or area where their favorite authors or literary characters have existed. Our students have explored countries as far flung as China and India and as close to home as Concord, Mass., and New Orleans. Details are here.

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