Summer Study Program

This 5-week study abroad program takes advantage of the sister city relationship between Owensboro and Olomouc, Czech Republic and offers experiences not typical of a normal study abroad program including privileged access to local politicians, academics, and artists as well as visiting locations not normally available to the public.

Students will have the opportunity to examine the rich history, culture and politics of Central Europe in this program. The site visits are chosen to take advantage of the outstanding museums, galleries and other locations to explain the struggles over national, religious and political identity that have shaped the region. Using the ‘city as text’ approach, students will explore the rich architectural heritage and visit nearly a dozen UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, Central Europe, despite the image of ‘grey 20th Century communism’ is a region of outstanding natural beauty and two field trips are offered to students to take advantage of this.


Stops include:

  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
  • Krakow, Poland
  • Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Wroclaw, Poland