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  • Locations: Munich, Germany; Nuernberg, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.25 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Hotel Number of Credits Offered: 3
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Faculty-led
Area of Study: Honors, Government and International Policy, Global Affairs, History Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Great Cities of Eastern Europe

Great Cities of Eastern Europe

Interested in transnational law, crime, and justice? See the courtroom where the Nuremberg trials took place, trace artwork looted by the Nazis in Vienna’s famous art museums, and visit memorials to the Soviet uprisings in Prague and Budapest. In addition to seeing museums and cultural performances, the itinerary will include a trip to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, which is headquartered in Vienna. Specific learning objectives include:
  1. Learn about the role that criminal trials play in defining and remembering major historical atrocities or mass crimes, such as the Holocaust 
  2. Learn about transnational crime and international cooperation on the tracing of looted assets, using the example of looted Nazi artwork 
  3. Learn about how the memory of resistance to Soviet domination of Eastern Europe is preserved in Prague and Budapest

Program Details


  • History (HIST) 388: Topics in European History
  • Global Affairs (GLOA) 480: Study Abroad
  • Criminology (CRIM) 485: Study Abroad


This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.
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Double or triple occupancy rooms in hotels

Program Cost (Winter 2018): $3630

  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast each day in hotel
  • Some group dinners
  • City tours and applicable entrance fees
  • Cultural performances
  • Transportation between Prague, Vienna, and Nuremberg
  • Lectures
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Some transportation
  • Most lunches and dinners
  • Personal spending
  • Optional excursions and performances

Program Itinerary*

Day Activities
Day 1 Arrive in Munich, Germany
Day 2 Munich, Germany; Evening train to Nuremberg
Day 3-4 Nuremberg, Germany
Day 5 Morning in Nuremberg; Afternoon bus to Prague, Czech Republic.
Day 6-8 Prague, Czech Republic
Day 9 Train to Vienna, Austria; Walking City Tour
Day 10-13 Vienna, Austria
Day 14 Depart Vienna for the US.
*Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed

Contact Information

Program Officer

Laura Scobey

Academic Director

Andrew Novak


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.