Say Cześć to Poland

Say Cześć to Poland

Stephanie Margelowsky

Has the last year and a half of quarantines left you seeking greater horizons? Look no further than Marian University for the trip of a lifetime. May 10th, 2022, Marian University students will be leaving for a two-week stay in Poland. This trip will be concentrating on Poland’s violent past as well as its natural beauty. Become captivated by tours through historic castles and museums.  Broaden your horizons with a humbling exploration of the remains of the Warsaw Ghetto, and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Even find the perfect patch of wall or floor to lick at the Wieliczka Salt Mine. This is a trip that you will be able to tell your grandkids about one day.  

This trip does have a class requirement this spring, History and Memory of the Holocaust. As you look to sign up for this class, there will be two options HIS 204 (H) and PHI 204 (H). (Don’t be daunted by the Honors title on the class. You do not have to be in honors to take the class and go on the trip!) You may sign up under either class. These are the same class at the same time and will be taught by both Dr. Leichter and Dr. Szromba. For those going on the trip, this class may also be used as a substitute to the core Humanistic Reasoning class. Please talk to your advisor to work through the details.  

To secure your place on the trip, sign up for the 204 class as soon as registration opens and contact Dr. Szromba for the necessary forms that need to be completed before deposits can be accepted. There are seven forms, and they are all extremely straightforward and easy to complete.  

As with all trips out of the country, each student will need their own passport. It is recommended to apply for one as soon as possible to prevent anxiety and the chance that you may miss the trip. COVID-19 vaccines are also required for each student. Currently, religious and medical exemptions are an option for those who do not wish to be vaccinated. If this is something that you are looking to file for, all exemptions must be filed through the study abroad provider directly. Exemptions need to be filed by the time of the first deposit.  

Total trip cost due to the school is ballparked between $3,040 and $3,320. This price includes airfare, travel insurance, room and board, and breakfast daily. Payments will be organized in the upcoming month and the first deposit of $500 will be expected before the end of the semester. This deposit is fully returnable until the add/drop deadline of the spring semester. Students will be expected to cover the cost of lunch and dinner, souvenirs, and phone plans on their own throughout the trip. At this time there are no fundraisers planned but that doesn’t mean you can’t raise funds on your own or with a group of friends.  

This trip does have limited seating available so please be sure to communicate your interest to your advisor as soon as possible. This is an amazing opportunity to experience different lifestyles and cultures in the safety of a travel abroad organization. For any additional information or questions, contacts are listed below. 

Dr. Szromba: [email protected] Office: A309 

Dr. Leichter: [email protected] Office: R210