Cities of Fairytales | Faculty-led Program
The Cities of Fairytales program combines intensive reading, lecture, studio art practice (design, photography, drawing and painting), group discussions, field trips, and art and design projects giving students the opportunity to learn and understand contemporary European society. The bohemian allure and fairytale features of Prague make it a perfect destination for students to immerse themselves in culture, arts and contemporary society. Students will be able to explore Prazsky hrad (Prague Castle), experience a hearty dinner at a classic Czech tavern and spend time wandering the Old Town Square, gape at The Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. The magnificent imperial city of Vienna encapsulates amazing architecture from Baroque to "golden" Art Nouveau with over a hundred museums beaconing centuries of art and culture. Students will be able to walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs, explore Ringstrasse, visit the splendid Belvedere Palace and stroll down the Danube. Students will get to ride the Giant Ferris Wheel, walk St. Stephen's Cathedral and climb the Danube Tower. Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube," is extremely rich in history, culture and natural beauty. From the Roman ruins over neo-baroque and turkish baths to hundreds of museums, galleries, and basilicas. Students are expected to read and participate in on-site presentations. In addition, students are expected to complete a daily journal of their cross-cultural observations and finalize their experience with a creative Art & Design show at Weber Gallery and a final journal report (an analytic reflection paper and/or project), which addresses the significant issues covered in the course. Students successfully completing the course requirements will earn 6 s.h. credit in ART 313 Western Art & Culture: Cities of Fairytales (meets Goal 6 and Goal 8) and ART 398 Creative Practices: Exhibition Design.
Students must be able to walk between 8 to 10 miles per day and be able to stand for periods of time. There will be several places we are visiting that are hilly or have stairs and may not be wheelchair accessible.
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in this program requires a valid passport through at least December 1, 2020. If you do not have a valid passport or your passport is set to expire before this date, please apply for a passport if you hope to participate in this program.
May 14 - 30, 2020
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Vienna, Austria
- Budapest, Hungary
- Dresden, Germany
Students will earn 6 credits as part of this program:
- 3 credits: ART 313 Western Art and Culture-Cities of Fairytales (counts as GEP Goal Areas 6 and 8)
- 3 credits: ART 398 Creative Practices: Exhibition Design
- Range between $5,000 - $5,600 depending on enrollment min/max.
- The program cost includes: WSU tuition and fees for the 6 credits, roundtrip airfare, transportation throughout the duration of the program, most meals, all lodging, admission & event fees for group educational activities, international health insurance for the duration of the program, and the Study Abroad administrative fee.
- The $500 confirmation deposit required as part of the program application is applied toward the final program cost.
- Professor Danilo Bojic (email@example.com)
- Professor Alessandra Sulpy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs
email@example.com or (507) 457-5019
- February 1, 2020 at 4pm: Application deadline. Complete applications and a $500 confirmation deposit are due to be considered for this program. Any application that remains incomplete will be withdrawn after this deadline.
- February 14, 2020: If you are accepted for the program and withdraw after this date you are financially responsible for the full cost of the program regardless of participation.
- NOTE: This deadline is 90 days prior to the start of the program. As detailed in the Cancellation, Financial, and Conduct Policies - faculty-led document students must review & electronically sign as part of the application for this program, students and families are strongly urged to consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance. The Center for Global Education does not endorse any particular travel insurance coverage, but quote comparisons can be found at insuremytrip.com. Review closely what the cancellation insurance includes and what it does not include. Cancellation insurance must be purchased immediately after acceptance into the program for the insurance to be effective.
- April 23, 2020: Full payment for the program is due by this date. If you can show you have summer semester financial aid/private loans to cover your outstanding balance for the program, you will be allowed to participate even with a balance as of April 23, 2020.