Through comparative study in six countries and their urban centers, you will explore some of the most rapidly changing regions in Europe. Your home base will be Wroclaw, the European Capital of Culture in 2016. In Berlin and Dresden, you’ll study Germany’s attempts to forge a new path of leadership while confronting its Nazi and politically divided past. In Budapest, you will investigate how one of the most beautiful cities in the world is confronting the refugee crisis. In Prague and Bratislava, you will consider how the Czech Republic and Slovakia have taken independent paths to European integration. Stays in Vienna and Krakow offer very different perspectives on the continent’s imperial past and its present-day open borders.