Romania plays an increasingly important military, strategic and humanitarian role as a member of both the EU and NATO. While in Romania you will learn about the country’s geo-strategic positioning and explore the Black Sea and Danubian region as a gateway to “the Other Europe.” Stepping back in history, you will also learn about the country’s ties with the former Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires as well as the USSR that still cast a long shadow over the nations of Central and Eastern Europe. Students will also participate in academic visits to Ceausescu’s People’s Palace, Dracula’s Castle in the Carpathians, Transylvanian Castles, and more!

Key Details

Dates: August 8 - 19, 2024

Eligibility: 3.0 GPA

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024*

Prerequisites: Must enroll in at least one other course with a CEL or SLC prefix in Fall 2024. CEL 429: What is Europe taught by Dr. Orlich is highly recommended. 

Course: CEL 394: War and Culture**

* Interviews for finalists will take place after the application deadline.

** The majority of work is abroad with pre-program online class meetings prior to travel.

Program Fee: $500*

Program fee includes: housing, daily breakfasts and dinners, cultural excursions, in-country transportation, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance

*Airfare is not included. SCETL will not cover any withdrawal fees. If a student withdraws after confirming, the student will owe all program fees (up to $3,515).

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Funding Resources

Faculty Directors

Ileana Orlich |

Madalina Meirosu |

Global Education Office International Coordinator

Lindsey Williams |