Medieval Europe Study Tour

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands
Medieval Europe Study Tour
Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25late Maymid JuneBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Other
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Tentative Summer 2019 Dates - May 22 - June 16

The University of Arizona’s Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, an expert in Medieval Studies and the Renaissance, leads this educational tour through Europe, taking students to sites which reflect the structural, social, cultural, and political impact of the Middle Ages on Europe. Participants from all academic disciplines are welcome! The diverse backgrounds of each student add unique perspectives and rich educational opportunities to this wonderful study abroad program. This program is a wonderful fit for students who are interested in the Middle Ages, comfortable with a rigorous travel experience (including extensive walking and hiking), and excited to be a team player.


Program Assignments and Expectations:

Students should be ready to:

  • Actively participate in class and the excursions
  • Keep an intensive journal
  • Reflect on course readings and site visits, sa well as write critically about them
  • Make important connections between their learning in the program and the curriculum in their majors
  • Stay on the go -- this program includes rigorous walking and hiking

Professor Classen will interview all program applicants.  Non-UA students may interview by telephone.

Application Deadline:

Priority Deadline: January 25

Applications will be accepted until February 15 if there is still room in the program.


University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, an expert in Medieval Studies and the Renaissance, has led this program for almost 10 years. Dr. Classen has achieved numerous professional distinctions and teaching awards, has numerous publications in his field, and is a leading scholar in North America and abroad. He is a fun-loving person, enjoys volleyball and cycling, and has yet to meet a student who could exhaust him on any of the program excursions.


Medieval Answers to Modern Problems, ed. Albrecht Classen (San Diego: Cognella, 2012)

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Tentative locations for Summer 2019 include Italy, Austria, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Housing, Excursions, and Budget


Students will typically stay in 3-star hotel rooms (double or triple occupancy). The program will primarily use tour bus transportation, which will allow maximum comfort and mobility for the program participants.

Program Price Includes:

  • Tuition for 6 units of UA direct credit
  • Hotel
  • Bus transportation between cities
  • Entrance fees for excursions
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell banquet

The cost of the textbook, individual lunches/dinners, airfare, and other miscellaneous personal expenses are not included in the program cost.  For more information, please refer to the program budget.

Student Testimonials

“This was a life changing experience.”

“Dr. Classen was a fantastic teacher who worked incredibly hard to make sure everyone understood what the connections were and why we went to the places we did.”

“Classen’s level of enthusiasm and knowledge is truly inspiring. I learned so much from him on this tour.”

“Best class I’ve taken.”

“Most passionate professor I’ve ever had.”

“I feel I have grown so much as a person through this class. Dr. Classen loves his field and it inspires me to love the Middle Ages as well.”

“What can I say about this class that is critical? This trip was not long enough. I feel as though my appetite has only been fed a crumb, my thirst hardly quenched. . . . I am forever grateful for this trip and I know it will leave an imprint on my heart for the rest of my life.”

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