Trip Application Form

Work_at_Jewish_Cemetary_01-2011The Holocaust Studies Service-Learning Project (HSSLP) will travel to Poland May 11 through May 20, 2013. Twenty students will accompany faculty and staff to help restore the New Jewish Cemetery in Wrocław and study at Holocaust sites in Kraków, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz/Auschwitz-Birkenau).

Note application deadline:

All Albion College students are invited to apply. Application forms are due Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Notification of selection will be made November 19, 2012. Accepted students will be able to add the course after registration.


Each participant will take a half-unit seminar (IDY 198 Holocaust Studies) during the spring semester. This seminar will meet on six evenings in February, March, and April; a 10-page paper and travel journal are required, and two additional readings will be the subject of evening discussions during the trip to Poland in May.

Students who have already participated in the HSSLP are also invited to apply. These students will register for a half-unit independent study to be completed during the spring semester. The independent study will focus on a Holocaust-related topic to be negotiated with the instructor. Attendance at the seven seminar meetings and full participation in the Poland trip (including the travel journal) will also be required. In general, qualified students who have not already participated in the HSSLP, as well as those who have taken LA 101 Holocaust, will be given priority into the program, but all interested students should apply.



The cost per person at present is set at around $2,500, including all travel, lodging, and some meals. A deposit of $300 is due December 1, 2012, and the balance of fees is due February 18, 2013. Limited scholarships will be available.

More information:

Please contact us online or visit a member of the 2013 Holocaust Studies Services-Learning Project Staff:

Al Pheley, The Gerald R. Ford Institute
Geoffrey Cocks, History Department
Marcy Sacks, History Department
Drew Dunham, Registrar's Office
Frank Kelemen, Counseling Services
Daniel McQuown, Chaplain's Office
Jocelyn McWhirter, Religious Studies Department

Download a PDF version of the application for the Holocaust Studies Program Service-Learning Project here:

pdf2013 Holocaust Studies Trip Application