Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York [wants] to let you know about an outstanding opportunity for students studying overseas called the Auschwitz Jewish Center Program for Students Abroad (PSA).
Now in its second year, the PSA provides a scholarly learning environment through which students can engage intensively with the history of the Holocaust and Jewish life in Poland. Facilitated by American staff from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York and Polish staff from the Auschwitz Jewish Center, the five-day program takes place in Poland during spring and fall semesters and is open to North American students studying abroad. Participants visit Krakow and Oświęcim, work with scholars, take in-depth tours of Auschwitz-Birkenau, hear testimony, and engage in meaningful discussion.
Fall 2011 program dates:
Thursday, Oct. 27 – Monday, Oct. 31
Thursday, Nov. 3 – Monday, Nov. 7
Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 13
(Programs run from the evening of the first day through the morning of the final day; full attendance is mandatory.)
An eligible candidate is matriculated in an undergraduate or graduate program and is engaged in study abroad during the semester of the program. Applicants are required to submit academic transcripts and references. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Completed applications are due by September 1; early application is recommended. Selection is competitive. Candidates will be informed of their final application status by September 15.
I hope that you will share this information with any interested students. Please help us recruit applicants by forwarding the enclosed materials and sharing information with friends, colleagues, and other college contacts. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions. Thank you for your interest and assistance.