Germany, Austria, Czech Republic:

History & Psychology in Germany from the Third Reich to the Present

May 12-28, 2015



This course will introduce students to the history and psychology of modern Germany, from the rise of the National Socialists to the present day. We will focus, especially, on the history of non-Germans and “the other” during the Third Reich, East Germany under communism, and the present from historical and social psychological perspectives. Additionally, the course will introduce students to the history of psychology with an emphasis on contemporary social psychological perspectives of tolerance and change.


May 12-28, 2015


HIST 299 – History and Psychology in Germany from the Third Reich to the Present (3 credits)
PSYC 299 – History and Psychology in Germany from the Third Reich to the Present (3 credits)

To see how the courses count toward a degree at SJC, check out the Germany Academic Advising Sheet.

ESTIMATED TRAVEL COST: $3770 (based on 8 students)*

The cost includes:

  • Hostel Accommodations
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Durango
  • Entrance fees to sites and events
  • Transportation in Europe
  • Some breakfasts

*This is an estimate and may change based upon the number of participants.

Participants will be responsible for the following costs that are NOT included in the program fee:


All participants must be over 18 years old at time of travel and must be San Juan College students in order to apply for the travel study program. All participants must register as students for the courses attached to the program and pay tuition, whether taking the courses for credit or auditing. If you are not already an SJC student, it's easy (and FREE) to become one. Visit the Enrollment Services Home Page for more information.


During the trip students will be responsible for lifting/carrying their own luggage; walking at sites, tours, accommodations, stairs, etc.  The trip may include overnight travel on trains or buses.


Application materials are available online at under the "Student Resources" tab.

The application deadline is January 30, 2015.


If you already have scholarships or other forms of financial aid through SJC for the spring/summer 2015 semesters, your financial aid should apply as usual for your tuition and fees. You may need to meet with your Financial Aid advisor to adjust the schedule for your disbursement of funds.

If you are a current, degree-seeking, financial aid eligible student at SJC, you may be eligible to apply for scholarship funds through the San Juan College Foundation. Contact Cynthia Rapp Sandhu in the Office of Global Studies for more information.


A deposit of $1,750 is due by February 12, 2015.  The remainder of the program fee is due March 16, 2015.  


Dr. Andrea Ericksen:  Professor of Psychology in the School of Humanities.  Dr. Ericksen seeks to enhance students' understanding of psychological research and principles that can benefit themselves and the community.  She has had the opportunity to lead student travel to several professional conferences within the United States and looks forward to leading her first Global Studies travel study program!

Dr. Kelly Robison:  Professor of History in the School of Humanities.  Dr. Robison has led several Global Studies trips to Europe and is also a two-time Fulbright scholar.  Additionally, before coming to San Juan College, he taught for three years at Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg, in Wittenberg, Germany.  He seeks to help students understand history through making the connections between events.

Feel free to contact the faculty leaders for the program:  Kelly Robison ( and Andrea Ericksen ( about your interest so that they can have ongoing communication with you.


May 12: Leave Durango (overnight flight)
May 13: Arrive Munich
May 14: Munich
May 15: Munich
May 16: Nurenberg
May 17: Nurenberg
May 18: Wein
May 19: Chesky Krumlov
May 20: Prague
May 21: Prague
May 22: Leipzig
May 23: Wittenberg
May 24: Berlin
May 25: Berlin
May 26: Berlin
May 27: Berlin
May 28: Depart for Durango