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Interdisciplinary Global Learning and Engagement (IGLE)

Travel Writing in Germany 

Quick Facts

  • Create publishable writings and connect with other writers
  • Experience how person, place, and culture incite creativity and develop knowledge
  • Academic Excursions to: Bavaria’s: Neuschwanstein Castle, Viktualienmarkt Historic Market, Deutsches Museum, Munich’s City Center: Marienplatz, and Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Presentations and readings with German cultural entities
  • Earn 3 credits 

In this class you will interact with various travel writings to gain insight into your culture and contemporary German culture. Over Spring Break you will spend a week immersed in Munich and surrounds, visiting castles, cultural heritage sites, concentration camps, museums, and Alpen settings from which will produce publishable literary essays and travel writing with personal, travel, cultural and global themes. This course delves into the intersection of person, place and culture and how travel expands our understanding of these. Students invited to explore and meld their interests into their own travel writing.


  • How to travel to write
  • What travel writing entails
  • How we write about the other, ourselves and place
  • What role place and culture play in writing
  • How to bring your interests into your writing
  • How to peer review and collaborate in online environments
  • How to prepare stories for publication

Course: ENG 379: Travel-Inspired Writings in Munich and Bavaria (3 credits)

Travel dates and information to apply are available when enrolling. 

Contact Program Directors: Renee Rivers and Julie Amparano