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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description
Please note: this program has been cancelled for Post-Spring 2020.


Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

Memorial Berlin

This interactive and compelling course will provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust well beyond the pages of a textbook or confines of a classroom. During this program students will visit historical sites such as those examined in the JUS 374: Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights course. These sites include both politically important places/spaces such as the Reichstag of the Weimer Republic and the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, as well as sites of remembrance such as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Krakow Ghetto and the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Throughout these travels, we will focus on the “memory” of the Holocaust (as it relates to the past and present). By examining narratives through words and photos, we hope to bring your “book knowledge” to life in both profound and personal ways.  By exploring the memories of and memorials to the Holocaust, we hope that you will Never Forget. 

Quick Facts

  • May 14  - May 25, 2020

  • Two cities: Berlin, Germany & Krakow, Poland

  • Tours and visits to the Reichstag, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Krakow Ghetto and the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.

  • Free days/afternoons to explore your surroundings and reflect on the program content.

  • Open to students who successfully pass JUS 374.

  • Earn 1 academic credit.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Krakow, Poland street scene

Location Details

As Germany’s capital and its largest city, Berlin provides a unique location to examine the political development and activities of the Third Reich. Divided from Western democracy until its wall came down in 1989, Berlin is now a thriving, artistic and welcoming city. Visits here will include the Reichstag, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Students will also have the opportunity to take a food and culture tour to explore this vibrant city.

Krakow is one of Poland’s most politically and culturally significant cities. It was the central site of the Nazi General Government during WWII and is still known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Second in size only to Warsaw, Krakow is the oldest city in Poland and boasts the largest number of tourists.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Students will need to successfully pass JUS 374: Holocaust Genocide and Human Rights in order to participate in this course. Requests for exemptions must be made in writing to the Faculty Director.


Students will register during the spring registration period for the following course:

  • JUS 394: Never Forget: Examining Holocaust Memories and Memorials  (1 credit)*
*Please note that this course counts towards your Spring semester load. If registering for this course will put you in a course-overload situation, you will need to speak with your academic advisor for an override.  

Course Format

The course will be taught in person (Session C Spring 2020). The study abroad portion of the program will be embedded into this course. The one credit Study Abroad experience will follow the end of spring term (May 12 – 25th).  There will be one “pre-departure” meeting with all students attending during the last week of April. Students may attend this meeting in-person or virtually.

Auschwitz, Poland

Berlin memorial


Faculty Directors

Christine Holman, PhD - Senior Lecturer
Justice & Social Inquiry/School of Social Transformation
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Office: Wilson #203
Contact Info:
Arizona State University I P.O. Box 876403 | Tempe, Arizona 85287-6403

LaDawn Haglund, PhD - Associate Professor
Justice & Social Inquiry/School of Social Transformation
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Office: Wilson #240
Contact Info:

Berlin Aerial


Krakow, Poland Castle

Program Housing

Students will stay in shared rooms in hotels or hostels.  The program will use a mix of transportation, including charter buses, public transportation, and a moderate amount of walking each day.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus. This program includes a lot of walking and use of public transportation.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Germany, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture, which promises cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entry-ways, and small indoor spaces.  

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Post-Spring 2020 is $2,985.

Program Fee includes: Housing, some meals, academic visits, cultural excursions, in-country transportation, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: Tuition for 1 credit course, airfare, passport & visa fees, most meals, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

  • ASU Tuition Waiver may be applied on this program to cover the tuition associated with this program.  The ASU Tuition Waiver cannot be used to subsidize the posted program fee.


Links to Additional Resources

*The ASU Study Abroad Office does not officially endorse, administer or monitor the content of these links.

Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Post-Spring 2020 01/26/2020
Rolling Admission 05/14/2020 05/25/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until the Study Abroad Office contacts you to do so.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.