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  • Locations: Krakow, Poland; Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Program Director: Foreman,Elizabeth, Wetzler,Breanna
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: German, Polish Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: AGEDS 496 Program Type: Direct
Program Description:
Exploring Ethical Challenges Of Leadership: A Travel Course To Germany And Poland

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Program Description:  
Study ethical leadership in a global context to prepare students to make tough choices. Students will learn about the ethical decisions made by leaders and ordinary people during the Holocaust through topical tours and apply those concepts to their personal life as well as agriculture and life sciences professions. Sites visited will include University of Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle, Olympic Site, Salt Mine, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Stained Glass Museum.

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Travel Dates: May 15- 31, 2017

Application Deadline : December 1, 2016

Course Information: 
AGEDS 496 ( 1 credit for Spring, 2 credits for  Summer), optional 2 credits for Fall. Enrollment in spring and summer credits are pre-requisites for enrollment in Fall. 
Criteria for selection:
  • Preference for students who have completed freshman or sophomore years at application
  • High emotional maturity/intelligence and critical thinking skills. Be articulate verbal and written communicators

Program Directors: Beth Foreman ( , Breanna Wetzler (

Program Fee: $4,600 ( includes all transportation, entrance fees, lodging and meals)

Out of pocket expenses: $350,  will vary depending on your personal spending habits  

Additional costs:
  • $10 application fee
  • $105 Study Abroad admin fee( Charged by the study abroad center in 3224 MU) 
  • $135 for a passport * (if you don't already have one)
 ISU summer tuition and fees:  $604 tuition + $235.50 fees . There will be a CALS tuition scholarship available for Summer Tuition for CALS students, but not Fees, you will still need to pay fees
* If you are a first time international traveler, and in CALS, contact Mr. Jodi Cornell to find out how you can have the cost of your passport reimbursed.

CALS study abroad scholarship deadline is March 1st.

Tentative Itinerary
Monday May 15- Depart
Tuesday May 16- Arrive in Munich
Wednesday May 17- City walking tour to learn landscape and history of area, explore area
Thursday May 18- Third Reich tour to understand background of Nazi rise to power, Royal residence and treasury tour
Friday May 19- Day in Nuremburg seeing sights and understanding role city played in crimes trials
Saturday May 20- Tours is Olympic park and visit Munich 72 memorial, explore area on own, culture of beer tour
Sunday May 21- Castle Neuschwanstein
Monday May 22- University of Munich  to learn about student resistance movement White Rose, explore area on own
Tuesday May 23- Travel from Munich to Krakow
Wednesday May 24- Old town tour to learn landscape and history of area, explore area on own, attend traditional Polish folk show
Thursday May 25- Jewish Krakow area and Holocaust Krakow tours, Schindler Museum tour
Friday May 26- Witrazow Stained Glass Museum tour and workshop, Wawel Royal castle tour
Saturday May 27- Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps tour
Sunday May 28- Wielickza Salt mine tour, explore area on own
Monday May 29- Communist Krakow and John Paul II tours as other examples of ethical leadership
Tuesday May 30- Zakopane mountain area tour
Wednesday May 31- Return

Important Note Regarding Missing classes:
Please note that participation on some travel courses require you to be away from campus for some school days. The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences tries to minimize the number of days missed for this purpose, but in some events, the inflexibility of the travel schedule prevents us from working completely within our breaks. Should you choose to enroll in a travel course that requires missing some class(es) on campus, you will need to contact your instructor directly to inquire whether or not arrangements can be made to make up this class work and/or exams. The CALS Study Abroad office can provide you with a letter explaining the dates of the trip. However, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor to determine the potential impact on your grade before signing up for a Study Abroad program. The instructor is responsible for determining the impact of any absence from class.


This program is currently not accepting applications.