D-Day Study Abroad

Join SMU's Center for Presidential History's Jeffrey A. Engel and Essential History Expeditions' Brian DeToy for an on-site exploration of London, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Normandy and Paris, walking the cities and beaches where Churchill schemed, Ike commanded, flyers downed pints and soldiers fought for Europe's liberation. This intergenerational tour offers three credits for students, and for alumni and friends the opportunity to see the places history took place — and to relive a bit of college life.

 

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May 19-29, 2020

3 NIGHTS LONDON / 1 NIGHT PORTSMOUTH / 3 NIGHTS NORMANDY / 1 NIGHT MONT ST MICHEL / 2 NIGHTS PARIS

Join us for a fully guided and immersive tour of the people and places of Operation Overlord, the June 1944 invasion of Normandy that began Europe’s liberation from Nazi rule. Participants will walk the beaches and cliffs, learn from local experts and guest lecturers, and be assigned a renowned (or reviled) figure from history to investigate and role-play. Plus plenty of time to explore these iconic sites on your own and to reconnect with SMU friends and students in some of Europe’s most scenic sites.

This trip features in-depth guided tours and lectures for all sites, all admission fees and transportation, all lodging and most meals (as detailed on the itinerary). Airfare not included.

Trip preparation: Pre-departure lectures and study groups led by Dr. Jeffrey Engel, mandatory for students and optional for alumni and friends of SMU.


 Highlights

  • London
  • Churchill Cabinet War Rooms
  • Imperial War Museum @ RAF Duxford
  • West End show in London
  • ULTRA at Bletchley Park
  • MV Normandie Channel Crossing
  • Normandy & D-Day Beaches including Pointe du Hoc and OMAHA with its beautiful American Cemetery
  • Bayeux & its Tapestry
  • Paris
  • Mont St Michel

  • Click Here to Download a detailed day-by-day Itinerary for the 2020 D-Day trip [PDF]


    Pricing

    Includes in-depth guided tours and lectures for all sites, all admission fees and transportation, all lodging (as stated or similar) and meals as indicated.

    AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

    Alumni & friends of the university:
    $5,975 double occupancy ($750 single supplement)
    $1,500 is a tax-deductible donation.

    Your donation benefits the Center for Presidential History, its research, educational outreach, and the students' travel expenses participating in educational trips such as this one.

    Students:
    Contact study abroad office for application, course information, and pricing. Program details can also be found at smu.edu/Normandy
         


    Giving

    Even if you cannot join the CPH on this trip, you have the opportunity to help students experience this once-in-a-lifetime experience. To give a scholarship so that an SMU student can join us on this trip. Click here, or on the "Give Now" button below.

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    For more information, 

    Contact Ronna Spitz at rspitz@smu.edu or call 214.768.3210, or explore this link: www.historyexp.com/events/partnershipssmu/