Trip Application Form
The Holocaust Studies Service-Learning Project (HSSLP) will travel to Poland May 10 through May 19, 2015. 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).
Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions: Thursday, October 16, 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the KC Living Room
All Albion College students are invited to apply. Application forms are due Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Notification of selection will be sent November 7, 2014. Accepted students will automatically be enrolled in the coordinating 0.5-credit course.
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, 2014, and the balance of fees is due February 16, 2015. Limited scholarships will be available.
Please contact us online or visit a member of the 2015 Holocaust Studies Services-Learning Project Staff:
- Carrie Booth-Walling, Political Science Department
- Geoffrey Cocks, History Department
- Frank Kelemen, Counseling Services
- Patrick McLean, Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
- Jocelyn McWhirter, Religious Studies Department