Arts, English, History
Journey to Central Europe
Our first stop is Berlin, Germany, a city rich in history and known for its eclecticism, its contemporary architecture, and its avant-garde culture. We’ll explore some of the major historical sites and museums relating to Germany’s troubled past, including: the Berlin Wall Memorial, the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, The Jewish Museum, and the Memorial to the Jews of Europe. We’ll also visit the Bebelplatz public square, the site of the most infamous Nazi book burning ceremonies in history.
Not to be missed is modern Berlin, with its world famous markets and squares (die platze), contemporary architecture, and fantastic museums, including Museum Island, home to six internationally acclaimed museums!
Our next stop is Krakow, Poland, historically, the leading centre of Polish academic, artistic, cultural, and economic life and made a UNESCO City of Literature in 2013. We’ll visit Krakow’s historic centre, including Wawel Castle and Cathedral where we’ll tour the archaeological remains of ancient settlements, the Renaissance throne rooms, and the crown jewels and other objects left to the Kings and Queens of Poland by Copernicus!
We’ll also explore Poland’s history under Nazi occupation, visiting the Jewish District, the Old Synagogue, and the Historical Museum of Krakow. From Krakow we’ll travel to Oświęcim to tour the Auschwitz concentration camp, where Jewish men, women, and children were imprisoned and murdered. It will be a solemn but meaningful experience for all.
Our journey takes us next to Prague, Czech Republic, the historic capital of Bohemia with a rich landscape of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque art and architecture. It’s no wonder Prague is the fourth most visited city in Europe – and you’ll get to see it all up close! We’ll walk the Royal Route, tour the old town square, and Charles Bridge as well as visit some of the country’s stunning castles, including Prague Castle, the largest castle in the world, and Karlstejn Castle, the most famous in all of the Czech Republic.
This is a journey of lifetime for history enthusiasts! Don’t miss out!
This Program Includes:
- Round trip from Toronto & airport transfers
- Accommodation in air conditioned, centrally located hotels
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Academic instruction & course materials
While in Berlin
- Brandenburg Gate,
- Berlin Wall Memorial
- Gendarmenmarkt Square
- Checkpoint Charlie East/West Crosspoint
- Bebelplatz – site of book burning
- The Jewish Museum Berlin
- Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
While in Krakow
- Wawel Castle and Cathedral
- Rynek Glowny – Market Square
- Jewish District
- Old Synagogue
- Museum of Krakow
While in Prague
- Historic Centre
- Prague Castle
- Charles Bridge
- Royal Route walk
- Jewish Quarter (Josefov)
- Petrin Hill
- Karlstejn Castle
Additional Cost Excursions:
- Leipzig, Germany – historic town and vegan culinary experience
- Dunajec River, Poland – rafting along the amazing river gorge
- Terezin, Czech Republic – military fortress with citadel and garrison
Courses Offered Include:
- ENGLISH, GRADE 11, ENG3U
Prerequisite: English Grade 10, Academic
- ENGLISH, GRADE 12, ENG4U
Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, University Preparation
- PHOTOGRAPHY, GRADE 11, AWQ3M
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
- PHOTOGRAPHY, GRADE 12, AWQ4M
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11 (AVI3M), or Photography, Grade 11 (AWQ3M)
- WORLD HISTORY, GRADE 12, CHY4U
Prerequisite: Any university or university/ college prep course in Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian and World Studies, or English
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(2023 dates abroad are subject to minor change)