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Winston Churchill and World War II

Hillsdale College

The Second World War was history’s most terrible, and its outcome hinged on the efforts of “citizen soldiers” from many nations who bravely sacrificed to defeat a murderous tyranny. Visit some of the sites where the valor and leadership of great men decided the fate of millions and inspired future generations to emulate their commitment to noble ideals. Study the greatest seaborne invasion of all time, Operation Overlord, the allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, as well as the life of Sir Winston Churchill, a man who inspired the world as few before. Follow the trail of momentous events and understand what made this time a generation’s “finest hour.”

Travel to: London, Oxford, Normandy, Versailles, Paris

Trip Highlights: Chartwell, Oxford University, Parliament, Cabinet War Rooms, Imperial War Museum, Pegasus Bridge, Ste. Mère Église, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, Palace of Versailles, Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral

2021 Course Date

*Not Traveling Summer 2021*

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Program costs include international flight from Detroit Metro Airport, transfers to and from the airport, housing and all meals on the Hillsdale campus, land travel via private buses, housing in quality hotels while traveling, breakfast and dinner each day off campus, all entry fees to site visits, and tuition fees for three undergraduate Hillsdale College credits.
Thanks to the support of generous donors, scholarship support to cover a portion of trip costs is available to outstanding applicants. Early application is encouraged, with scholarships being awarded as funds are available. No additional paperwork other than a completed application for admission is required.