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Brandywine offers Vienna/Prague study abroad program this spring

2/3/2012 —

Penn State Brandywine Global Programs is hosting a multi-destination experience for students who wish to study in Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic, from May 5 through 12. Each course includes pre- and post-travel coursework and may count toward general education and certain major requirements.

As with all global programs at the campus, this one-week distance learning opportunity is designed to enrich the minds of students, and introduce them to different cultures, people, places, art and history, while also having a little fun and earning college credits.

Students could "get lost" among the city streets while studying “The Art of Walking: Beauty, Philosophy and the City” (PHIL 109/PHIL 5); explore each city's aesthetic traditions as part of “The Arts in Vienna and Prague” (INART 1/ARTH 100); or discover and compare the behaviors of the people they see and meet for “Discourses of Gender: A Cross-Cultural Perspective” (PSYCH 232). 

Students will first travel to Vienna, where they’ll explore places like the Ring, the Prater and the Opera House. Each excursion is chosen to enhance the students’ educational experience while abroad and to help them relate what they learn to the things they see. Travelers will visit the historic Hofburg Palace, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Mozart’s House, the Kunsthistoische Museum, Schönbrunn Palace and many others.

In Prague, students will visit the home of the Czech Crown Jewels, Prague Castle, which housed the Kings of Bohemia, the Holy Roman Emperors and the presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Other excursions include Petrin Hill, Charles Bridge and the Jewish Quarter.

The registration deadline for Vienna/Prague is April 5. For more information visit http://www.bw.psu.edu/Global or contact Gail Wray at gbw1@psu.edu or (610) 892-1472.

-by Sean Chambers

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