A local author will lead a trip to Germany this summer for students.
Travel goes from June 22-July 2, including stops in several German cities and towns such as Frankfurt, Berlin and Celle.
The price for the trip is $3,685, which includes round-trip airfare and double occupancy hotel room.
Anyone may attend the trip, but no course credit is offered for participation.
“We are going to places that are not usually included on mass tourism sites,” said Christiane Faris, professor emerita of German.
Faris wrote the book The Nicest Nazi, recounting her childhood in Germany during World War II. The trip is designed to visit areas mentioned in the book and additional historical sites.
Notable sites that will be visited include Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp and Wartburg Castle.
Aside from its history, Bergen-Belsen is also the home of the Anne Frank Memorial.
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl whose life was chronicled in her published diary.
Wartburg Castle is where Martin Luther, the founder of the Lutheran church, translated the Bible into German.
Aside from the tours and site visits, the itinerary includes free time for the participants to explore Germany. There also will be group meetings with professor Faris at local restaurants and pubs to discuss the journey.
Kaytlin Rice, dance pedagogy junior, is considering going on the trip.
“The history that Germany has is really interesting to me,” Rice said. “I think it will be a very worthwhile trip for anyone who wants to go.”
Because there is no class associated with the trip, no scholarships are available to cover the costs.
“When you travel and learn new things, that is something you will never lose,” Faris said.
Anyone interested in the trip must contact Sunshine Travel Service at (405) 948-8642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find more information about The Nicest Nazi and Christiane Faris’ history, visit mediaocu.com’s previous articles.