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Nov. 28, 2018

Spring course invites students to study European history abroad

By Grace Niemeyer, communication assistant

Two Northwest Missouri State University faculty members are inviting students to embark on a study abroad experience to Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria, May 5-21.

Dr. Brett Chloupek, assistant professor of geography, and Dr. Devlin Scofield, assistant professor of history, will lead students through the experience, spending four days in Jena, Germany; four days in Berlin, Germany; three days in Prague, Czech Republic; and four days in Vienna, Austria.

The tentative itinerary includes city tours and visits to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, St. Vitus Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace and a Strauss-themed musical event.

Interested students must enroll in Western Civilization II, Introduction to Geography or speak with Chloupek or Scofield about earning upper-level history or geography credit. A minimum 2.5 grade-point average is required.

“We as instructors want to give background and contextual information to make sure students can fully appreciate those sites for what they are,” Chloupek said. “Classroom lectures and teaching can only take you so far. To be with faculty members in the actual places we are learning about will be a unique and amazing experience.”

The study abroad package includes the international flight, on-site support, housing, in-country transportation, daily breakfast and academic entrances.

Students must register by Wednesday, Dec. 5. A $500 credit card deposit is required to commit and secure a spot. The total cost will not exceed $4,655, which does not include tuition and is subject to change according to the number of participants.

For more information, contact Chloupek at or Scofield at


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