• Social Justice and Tolerance in Germany, Poland, Slovakia & Hungary

      Open to ALL Ontario High School Students!

      Are you passionate about Social Justice and looking to make a change in the world? Or perhaps you yearn to study history in a more meaningful way? Students who are looking to expand their minds and practice their critical thinking skills will benefit from this immersive tour into the past.

      Begin in the city of Nuremberg, Germany – home to the Nazi Party Rallies held annually from 1933 until the outbreak of World War II. Learn about Adolf Hitler’s Anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws and the horrifying events that followed. This city was also home to the Nuremberg Trials from 1945 until 1948 which condemned a great number of Nazi war criminals by an international tribunal. It provided a future precedent of consequences for those who commit war crimes and violate human rights. Make your way over to the bustling metropolitan city of Berlin, where electronic music thrives and Wurst rules the day. Browse the world’s largest open-air gallery displaying the Berlin Wall, an expression of the city’s transition from the Cold War era to a period of reunification, reconciliation, and freedom for all.  Explore Berlin Memorials, commemorating the past, the dark times of National Socialism and the division of the city.

      Excite the senses in Poland with its scenic countryside landscapes, rich historical landmarks, and vibrant culture. Enjoy a walking tour of Old Warsaw completely rebuilt after facing deconstruction during World War II. Head to Krakow with its medieval town square surrounded by the country’s history etched into the townhouses, palaces, and churches. Visit the Former Nazi Concentration Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, known worldwide as the most notorious Nazi concentration camp, which will provide you with the most meaningful and impactful learning experience.

      End your trip in Budapest, the city of contrast – one of the capital cities of the Austrio-Hungarian empire prior to World War I and part of the Eastern bloc following World War II.  Experience the city’s rich history that is omnipresent no matter which corner you turn. Cross between the hilly Buda and the flat Pest, while embracing the city’s metropolitan character, full of trendy cafes and restaurants.  

      Trip Highlights

      • Munich Third Reich Tour
      • Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg
      • Memorium Nuremberg Trials
      • Berlin Wall – East Side Gallery
      • Berlin Memorials
      • Old Warsaw Walking Tour
      • Museum of the History of Polish Jews
      • Walking Tour of Krakow
      • Study Tour at Auschwitz-Birkenau
      • Post-Communist Tour in Slovakia
      • Budapest City Tour
      • House of Terror Museum in Budapest

    • Courses

      • Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (CHG38)
        Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
      • Canadian and International Politics, Grade 12, University Preparation (CPW4U)
        Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

      *Credit granted by Halton Catholic District School Board and transferable to all Ontario schools

    • Mandatory Program Dates

      May 11, 2019: Orientation & First Class
      • Parents and students are required to attend the morning program orientation.  Only students are required to attend the afternoon introductory class.
      July 2, 2019: Pre-Trip Online Class
      • Students are required to complete and submit the pre-trip assignments.  Students will be granted access to the online course and the pre-trip assignments during the orientation. 
      July 3* to July 18, 2019: Travel Days
      • *Please note that students are required to arrive at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 for a pre-trip class; all students will be departing for the airport together by a private coach after class.
      • Students are required to complete assignments as they visit sites and participate in the activities during the travel days.  Students are also required to collect information for their summative assignment throughout the trip.
      July 22 to July 23, 2019: Post-Trip Online Classes
      • Students are required to complete and submit their summative assignment online. Teachers will be available to answer any questions during designated hours. 
    • Program Fees

      Program Cost: $4990.00 

      Optional Private Bed Supplement: N/A
      Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance (mandatory) add $269.00

      Registration Deadline – April 15th 2019

      Please note: It is EduTravel and school board policy that all students travelling on extended trips have both cancellation and medical insurance in place. A specialized student insurance protection plan will be automatically added to the cost of the program fee upon registration. Please know there is an option to opt out of the insurance policy by filling and returning in the “Insurance Opt-Out Form” along with proof of valid insurance coverage from another source. 

      Visa Students may be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the EduTravel office.

      Fees Include:

      • Airfare and land transportation
      • Accommodations
      • Daily breakfast and dinner
      • All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
      • EduTravel Course Book
      • Tailored experiential learning opportunities
      • Dedicated EduTravel Educational Guide
      • Adult supervision consisting of teachers, tour directors, teaching assistants, and program administrators
      • All applicable taxes
      • All gratuities

      Fees Do Not Include:

      • Lunches
      • Cancellation and Medical Insurance
      • Discretionary spending money
    Program Details

    2020 Program Dates Coming Soon!

    Orientation & First Class: Saturday, May 11, 2019
    St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School (1550 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville)
    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Pre-Trip Online Class: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
    Travel Dates: Wednesday, July 3 to Thursday, July 18, 2019 
    (please note that students are required to be dropped off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3 for a pre-trip class; all students will be departing for the airport together by a private coach after class) 

    Post-Trip Online Classes:  Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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