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Germany Seneff Honors Study Abroad

Interdisciplinary Honors (IDH 2955)
1 credit hour

  •  May 28, 2024 - June 7, 2024
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Before reviewing this page or applying to this program, read the entire COVID-19 Statement.  If you have questions, please contact SAGE.  All information is subject to change.  Prices are an estimate only until flights are booked and could fluctuate.

Program Overview

In this one-credit honors elective course, IDH 2955, students will learn about the memorialization of history through interdisciplinary perspectives (ex. history and psychology) while studying abroad in Germany. During the course, students will also have unique opportunities to connect with German people, places, and culture through enhancements like an international undergraduate research project and immersive city explorations.

Trip destinations include:

  • Munich – The capital of Bavaria, Munich is a city of contrasts. It is home to both beautifully restored historic areas and cutting-edge industries.
  • Leipzig – An important trade center since at least the Holy Roman Empire, Leipzig is home to one of the oldest universities in Germany, the first experimental psychology lab, and the German National Library.
  • Berlin – The capital of Germany and most populous city in the European Union, Berlin is a cosmopolitan hot spot for art, culture, and politics.

The trip itinerary includes visits to:

Neuschwanstein Castle, the Bach Museum, the Wundt Room, Dachau Concentration Camp, the Reichstag, Brandenberg Gate, the Berlin Wall, and more. In addition, students will have free time to explore museums and shops and enjoy live music and performance artists.

Course Description

Students enrolled in this course will earn credit for participation in approved study abroad programs in the Valencia Honors Program. Course content will vary each year, but will involve activities that satisfy at least one of the following program outcomes: (1) Recognize and weigh different perspectives in primary and secondary sources; (2) Produce original work and scholarly research; (3) Connect learning across academic disciplines.

Applications Closed

Early Summer Application & Payment Deadlines

  •  August 2023 - Application Opens
  •  12/08/2023 - Application Closes
  •  12/15/2023 - Applications Payment Deadline
  •  02/02/2024 - Passport Deadline & Orientation
  •  02/16/2024 - Deposit Payment Deadline
  •  04/05/2024 - Final Payment Deadline

Contact us

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 4:30pm (Virtual appointments only)
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Things to Consider Before You Apply

  • Familiarize yourself with the Germany travel risk outlook, including COVID-19 entry restrictions and levels.  Please visit the Department of State by clicking here and the CDC by clicking here to see more information.
  • This program is open to students in good standing only.  Please see GPA requirements.
  • Current student in the Seneff Honors College
  • Students are required to attend all pre-departure and re-entry class meetings.
  • Students should expect to walk at least 10 miles per day, sometimes on uneven surfaces or on a steep incline.  Bring comfortable walking shoes.
  • Students will be traveling in the country via airplane, train, or bus. Packing light will be critical since the group will be moving around to different cities during the program.  Be prepared to transport your personal belongings during those transitions.
  • If a student has dietary restrictions, he/she should be prepared with extra money for meals and snacks.  Dietary needs will be communicated beforehand but alternate meals may not be available due to travel arrangements, and students should plan accordingly.
  • Daily breakfast and two dinners will be included in the price.  All other snacks, meals, souvenirs/shopping, and structured free time activities will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Students must acquire passports.  Passport fees, course tuition, and course materials are not included in the price.
  • Students can expect to share room accommodations with students of the same gender with bathrooms shared.
  • During free time, students must always be in a group of three or more for safety reasons.
  • Students are not allowed to drink alcohol per[1]  SAGE and Student Development rules.
  • It is important to understand that students will be acting as cultural ambassadors from the U.S. and representing Valencia positively to our foreign hosts.  Students will be expected to follow the Valencia Student Code of Conduct.

Program Eligibility

  • Be 18-years-old by time of travel.
  • Have an Institutional GPA of 3.25 at time of application.
  • Meet course requirements, including prerequisites if applicable.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be a degree-seeking student with Valencia College.
  • Completed one semester within last year.
  • Completed 12 college-level credits by time of travel.
  • Have not received a SAGE scholarship in the current academic year.

Course Prerequisites

  • Current student in the Seneff Honors College

Funding Information

This program will receive partial funding from Valencia's Student Development Office and the Seneff Honors College.  These departments will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation. Funding is limited to a set number of students per program.

Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover part or all of the final payment and/or additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a MY EDUCATION PLAN or meet with an Academic Advisor for details. It is important that this course count towards your degree or certificate program; otherwise, your financial aid payment may be reduced.

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Program Fee Includes

  •  Roundtrip airfare
  •  Daily Breakfast and two dinners while abroad, and pre-departure lunch
  •  Accommodations
  •  Cultural and Professional Visits
  •  All Ground Transportation
  •  On-site Director and support
  •  Medical and Travel Insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include

  •  Most meals apart from breakfasts and two dinners while abroad, and pre-departure lunch
  •  Course tuition and Fees
  •  Airport Departure Fees and Taxes
  •  Luggage transport/storage Fees
  •  Passport Fees
  •  Visa (not required for U.S. citizens)
  •  Immunizations
  •  Spending money
  •  Tips


Pre-departure Meetings

All Meetings are required

  •  Orientation, 02/02/2024 
  •  Meeting #1, 03/08/2024 
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    West Campus
  •  Meeting #2, 04/19/2024 
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    West Campus
  •  Meeting #3, 05/10/2024 
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    West Campus
  •  Meeting #4, 05/17/2024  
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Hollerbach's Willowtree Cafe


Re-Entry Meetings

All Meetings are required

  •  06/20/2024 Meeting #1
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    West Campus
  •  06/28/2024 Meeting #2
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    West Campus

Please note that the program may be altered or cancelled at any time at the discretion of Valencia College, and, in many circumstances, airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student may not be refundable. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice before the application deadline.