About the Program

The Holocaust Study Tour program is an experiential learning opportunity in which students are challenged to think critically about the history which surrounds the Holocaust period.

Traveling through Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland, students visit authentic historical sites as well as make meaningful cultural connections to the people and nations they visit. Throughout the experience, participants struggle with the realities of this history and how this history is represented today by museums, memorials, cities, and local communities.


The major goals of the program include:

  • Student understanding of the warning signs to genocide.
  • Student understanding of the human loss of genocide through the personal stories of individuals
  • Student understanding of the value of all human life
  • Students will be challenged to examine their own personal attitudes and values.
  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the experience in a written reflection for publication.
  • Students will become credible spokespeople shaped by the Holocaust Study Tour.