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  • Locations: Compi├Ęgne, France; Paris, France; Verdun, France
  • Program Terms: Winter Intersession
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Abroad
Field of Study: All Majors, History
Program Description:

America in the First World War

WWI US Troops arrive in paris

Term  Winter
Course(s): HIST 479 or HIST 592
Credits: Three
Eligibility: Open to all EMU undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing and guest students. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel.
Program Overview
This program examines the role of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during the First World War, with an emphasis on the battles fought by the AEF, the contributions of American forces to Allied victory on the Western Front, and how the memory of America’s participation in the First World War has evolved. Explore various battlefields and sites from the Great War in France, as well as significant sites in Paris to get the perspective of the city during wartime. Between guided tours, the class material, and the wealth of knowledge provided by the instructor, the city and the trenches will come to life as you consider the history under an educational lens.

Program Highlights
  • Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Muese-Argonne battlefields with guided tours
  • Versailles
  • Sites in and around Paris concerning WWI
  • Spend a day exploring Paris on your own
Instructor Information
Steven Ramold, Ph.D., a Professor in the History and Philosophy department, teaches a range of courses at EMU including U.S. Military History, History of World War II, History of American Sports, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. He has taken students on various study abroad and U.S. Travel courses including the Civil War Reconstruction tour and the Overlord: D-Day and Beyond program. Dr. Ramold was also recently voted Washtenaw County's best professor! 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
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