June 10 - June 25, 2014
Estimated price: $3,300 includes: flight, lodging, local transportation, group dinners, entrance fees, tips.
Poland and Lithuania 2014
Discover Central Europe’s hidden gems! Take part in celebrations of historical heritage and vibrant student life. See Warsaw’s Old Town, visit the new Uprising Museum and discover the heroic story of the Jewish Ghetto! Ponder the renewal of Jewish life after the Holocaust and discuss how Poles look back on history today!
Travel through one of Europe’s most scenic lake districts (the Masurian Lakes) and walk through the remains of Hitler’s headquarters where the failed assassination attempt nearly changed history. Cross into Lithuania, emerging from 40 years of Soviet occupation, and see how modern and contemporary life is in this young EU member state. Wander through the main squares of Kaunas and see how worlds connected in this frontier region of Europe. Step into the office of the ‘Japanese Schindler’, Consul Sugihara, savior of Jews. Experience the pleasures of Vilnius, with one of the world’s oldest universities and discover the traces of the ‘Jerusalem of the East’. In our ‘outdoor classroom’ we will spend time in fascinating cities full of culture and attractions. Marvel at baroque churches and medieval castles, and shriek in horror at the ‘Devil’s Museum’ or at the prison cells in the basement of the former KGB headquarters.