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Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, and Hungary (Geography & Planning): SCSU Short Term
Budapest, Hungary; Munich, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2019 02/01/2019 02/09/2019 05/21/2019 06/05/2019
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Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0
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Non-SCSU Student: Yes Housing Options: Hostels, Hotels
Credit Type: Undergraduate Program Length: Short-Term Program
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Academic Calendar: Summer 
Credits: 6 Credits
Faculty & Staff: SCSU Faculty-Led 
Dr. Aspasia Rigopolou-Melcher 
Housing: European-style Hostels
Meals: Some meals are included

Language of Instruction: English
Costs: Summer - CLICK HERE


The program visits the main cities of four Central European Countries namely in Austria (Vienna, Melk, Salzburg, Hallstat, lnnsbrug), Germany (Munich), the Czech Republic (Prague, Chesky Krumlov), and Hungary (Budapest).  Through visits at their most historic sites, castles, medieval villages, ethnic neighborhoods, churches, the cities unravel the secrets of their respective societies. They provide a snap shot of the culture, history, and civilization of their specific geographical regions. At the same time, their spatial organization and various build structures are the physical, social, economic, artistic manifestations and representations of the people that in habit them, their specific customs, values, norms, and believes . Being in this environment, students will gain knowledge of and experience the physical anatomy, structure, and design elements of cities. This will allow students to understand of the cities' main planning approaches throughout time, their planning priorities, emphases in sustainability, and their evolution through the various historical, political, and economic changes. The class starts at the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages with the influence of the agrarian economic based city and secular and political control of the church, the king, and the lord, to their rebirth during the era of renaissance and mercantilism to the rise of the industrial city, to their current post-industrial era and their characterization as cosmopolitan high tech metropolises. 

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Students will take one of the following:
  • CMTY 410: Churches, Palaces, and Castles (6 credits) 
  • GEOG 410: Churches, Palaces, and Castles (6 credits)


This trip is packed with visits to many of the most famous and renown United Nations Protected Heritage Sites, very famous churches, squares, old towns, and castles. This program allows students to experience both medieval and modern European cities and life.

Some sites include (Planned locations are subject to change upon availability):

  • Austria
    • City of Vienna
    • The Melk Abbey
    • City of Hallstatt
    • City of Salzburg
  • Germany
    • City of Munich
    • Famous Marienplatz
    • Ludwigstrabe Street
    • Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Czech Republic
    • Medieval town of Cesky Krumlov
    • City of Prague - Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, and much more!
  • Hungary
    • Budapest
    • Night cruise on the Danube


SCSU students will stay in a range of hotels (with 3 or 4 roommates) during their stay.


  • Freshman status or above

  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Open to all majors


NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative


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