Want a change of scenery? Check out the MCC travel options

By Savannah Leone, Staff Writer

After a while, all the classrooms at MCC start to look the same. The white board, the uncomfortable desks —  they all blur together. Want a change of scenery? MCC’s study abroad program does just that.

MCC offers several different study abroad programs, including a new field studies trip, which allows students to explore Germany and the Czech Republic. The class focuses on Nationalism. How the Nazis gained power, whether or not nationalism is coming back, and the shift in America’s political focus — “It Can’t Happen Here (Can it?).”

The cost of the program, $2,945, includes round trip and on-the-ground transportation, hotels, some meals, full-time tour director and faculty guides, and all the daily activities, tours and entrance to the attractions. You’ll see the Nazi rally ground in Nuremberg, the Dachau concentration camp, King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle, and more throughout Germany and the Czech Republic.  This course begins May 1st and goes through June 5th of the spring/summer 2018 term. Travel dates are tentative, but tentative plans are for May 15-22.

Students must be 18 years old, eligible for a US passport, and have completed at least 12 college credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.75 to be eligible for the trip. The application deadline is December 7th, 2017. Apply soon, priority is given to early applicants!

There is a session for more information on the trip on Weds., Nov. 15 from 1-2 p.m. in Room B166-167. The first 20 attendees will be treated to a free ice cream bar.

Check out all the International Studies and study abroad programs on the MCC website, at http://www.mchenry.edu/internationalstudies/index.asp