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Multi-Country: Rhetorics of Remembering in Germany, Czech Republic, France, and Poland

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Tour four of Europe’s most beautiful cities—Berlin, Krakow, Prague, and Paris—as you hone your writing abilities. This program’s essential question is How do cultures use public acts of remembering to construct their histories? To shape cultures? As we travel across Europe we’ll examine a wide variety of public acts of remembering including memoirs, museums, monuments, and historic sites. The majority of the sites we’ll encounter are connected to the Holocaust and World War II—events that had and continue to have global ramifications. By looking at these different types of “texts” within a variety of different cultures we’ll learn to read these public texts closely, critically, and rhetorically for the arguments they’re making. In addition, stepping outside, of the US will help us to develop a more critical eye that we can then turn to our home cultures. Earn Junior Composition (ENG 3080J) or English credit (ENG 3850).

Good to know

Students should expect a moderate level of physical activity (walking) on this program.

Program dates

May 13-31, 2020

Upcoming info sessions


The program directors will be hosting upcoming information sessions for you to learn more about the program itinerary, coursework, funding, and more. Please join us!

  • Tuesday, Sept. 24 4:30-5:30pm Ellis 109
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 5:00-6:00pm Ellis 109

Application Deadline : Early application is highly recommended. The final deadline to apply is Dec. 15, 2019.

Eligibility and Selection Process

This program is open to all undergraduate Ohio University students with a sophomore, junior or
senior class standing that have successfully completed ENG 1510. The minimum GPA for admission consideration is 3.0, but students not meeting this requirement may petition the directors to obtain permission to apply. An interview with the directors is required.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

Living Arrangements

Students will be housed in shared hotel rooms (2 or 3 students per room) in Berlin, Krakow, Prague, Caen, and Paris.

Courses and credits 

Students will earn a total of 3 credits. Students choose from the following courses:

ENG 3080J: Writing and Rhetoric II (J-Comp)

ENG 3850: Writing about Culture and Society


Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet Summer 2020

Find out about scholarships,using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Additional Information on Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and France

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook

Health and safety 

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the   Centers for Disease Control  for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the  State Department  site for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and exit requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States.  If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country.   Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found   here

US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program/ Please note if you participate for longer than the program dates, you may need a visa. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's  Visa Information Page

Information for NON-US citizens can be found  here

For more information contact:

Talinn Phillips

Program Director



Sue Fletcher




Ellie Koewler,  OGO Program Coordinator







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