Exploring the Past in Person

This March, 12 Assumption College students and two faculty members traveled across Central Europe to explore its rich and complex history and culture. During their 10-day trip, the group visited Prague, Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest. The cities of Central Europe became a “living classroom” for the students, who witnessed first-hand the majestic places they had studied, from the spires of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague to Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Muzeum, home of several works by the Old Masters.

The tour was offered as complement to a history course on East Central Europe taught by Prof. Irina Mukhina. The class explored the region’s imperial past, as well as the more recent period of turmoil that followed the First World War. The students immersed themselves in Central Europe’s art, politics and culture, making important connections between their readings, discussions and real-life experience.

“Every single place we visited was absolutely incredible, from Wenceslas Square to the Hungarian Parliament” said Carleigh Baldwin ’11. “We saw so many amazing things and truly made the most of every second we had there.”

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College
ke.dunbar@assumption.edu @AssumptionNews