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Study Abroad

Toccoa Falls College offers various study abroad opportunities to its students. Previously, students have had the opportunity to be globally engaged in Israel, Greece, Turkey, Peru, Great Britain, France, Holland, and Germany. Add to your college experience by travelling the world and earning college credit.

Study Abroad In Europe : Spring 2014

Course Name: HIS/HUM/REL/THE* 383, Study Abroad: Bonhoeffer and Human Dignity

*THE counts as a Bible/Theology elective.

Study Focus: 

Human Dignity:

–anthropology that matters

–the image of God in all

–application in beginning of life (abortion), end of life (euthanasia), and value of life (handicap, slavery, sex trade)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

–confrontation with culture

–theology of a church in crisis

–history of a man seeking change

–writings still inspiring unpretentious action

 

Students taking this three semester hour Study Abroad course will experience Austria, Germany, and Poland, while visiting museums, concentration camps, and experimentation laboratories. Planned free time is also scheduled.

Students may choose their area of focus for study from the History (HIS), Humanities (HUM), Religion (REL), or Theology (THE) prefixes.  Major, minor, elective, and Bible/theology core needs, should be considered by the student and advisor in the area of focus selection.

The course will include formal and informal pre-trip “together times” with instruction in topics of our courses, citing our cities, European culture, and travelling abroad.  Required reading reports and other necessary assignments will precede the actual trip.  Completion of additional assignments following the trip is expected.

Prerequisites:

–HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture; 2.300 TFC grade point average; One TFC semester prior to Spring 2014

–Pre-trip application process for acceptance includes short essay, application due October 15 (Apply early!)

Cost:

A course fee of $2848 (estimated) will be added to your student account upon acceptance and registration.  The course fee will cover flight, room and board, transportation, tour experiences, and basic insurance costs.  A $250 trip deposit is due by December 1, and becomes non-refundable December 15.

General Itinerary:

Berlin Germany: 3 days

Berlin Tour, Jewish Memorial, Jewish Cemetery and Museum, Bonhoeffer Museum, Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Bernberg Euthanasia Center; Free time: Berliner Dom, Kennedy Museum, Berlin Wall, Alexanderplatz, art museum, zoo, rest, or explore

Leipzig, Germany: 1 day

Wundt Laboratory, Interview with German pastor of contemporary church, Flossenburg Concentration Camp

Krakow, Poland: 2 days

Auschwitz-Berkinau Concentration Camp, Krakow ghetto, long travel day

Salzburg, Austria: 2 days

Free time: biking, touring castle, Sound of Music tour, Mozart house and museum, rest or explore

Munich, Germany: 1 day

Dachau Concentration Camp, Hitler’s Eagles Nest, airport preparation

What to Do:  Attend informational meetings. Complete and return application materials to the Registrar’s Office by October 15. Receive acceptance notice. Submit $250 deposit by December 1. Follow course syllabus.

*Itinerary and course fee subject to changes and availabilities. Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond travel dates. 

Contact Information: Dr. Brian Shelton, Admin Bldg, ext. 5250, bshelton@tfc.edu

  • To receive more information about this study abroad opportunity, please stop by the Registrar’s Office and ask for the “Spring 2014 Europe Study Abroad Packet.”

 

The forms in the packet are listed below; some are available for download as indicated:

All application materials and forms should be returned to the Registrar’s Office

 

Other Study Abroad Opportunities

Through coordinating with ‘Jerusalem University College’ and ‘Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)’ TFC students can get up to a semester’s worth of credit through the following programs. Apply through both the Registrar’s Office at TFC and with JUC or Bestsemester.

Pre-requisites include a Minimum GPA and second semester sophomore status (with at least 30 hours earned in residence).

Semester Abroad Internship

Primarily for majors that include a cross-cultural element please visit the semester abroad portion of our website which is maintained by the World Missions Department

Study Abroad Semester (Global Ministries Department)