Meredith Students Selected for Auschwitz Program

Meredith College students Meredith Hyatt and Brianna Karmi have been accepted into and given full scholarships for the Fall 2010 Auschwitz Jewish Center (AJC) Program for Students Abroad, in Krakow, Poland. The program will take place October 28-31, 2010.

Hyatt and Karmi are studying abroad this semester in Meredith’s Sansepolcro, Italy program. One of the courses they are taking is Justice & Liberty, which explores Italy during World War II. Their experiences in this class inspired them to apply for the AJC program. The AJC Program for Students Abroad provides an exceptional scholarly learning environment through which students can engage intensively with the history of the Holocaust and of Jewish life in Poland.

The AJC’s programming offers a unique opportunity for North American students to visit Krakow and Oswiecim, work with scholars, take in-depth tours of Auschwitz-Birkenau, hear testimony, and engage in meaningful discussion. The goal of the AJC program is that students will learn about the history of the Holocaust and of Auschwitz in ways that they could not through independent visits to the camp and that they will be able to incorporate the lessons they have learned into their academic, personal, and professional lives in a significant way. At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion from the Auschwitz Jewish Center.

Hyatt is a junior from Stanfield, N.C., and Karmi is a sophomore from New Bern, N.C.

Date Submitted: 2010-10-15

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