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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Application and Program Information

Students from any University of Texas at Austin college are eligible to apply—you do NOT need to be a history major or know a foreign language.

The NSP is divided into two segments:

Part I—14 weeks of instruction on the university campus offered each spring semester focusing on the origins and history of WW II with guest lectures, films, and excursions
Part II—3-week tour of WW II-related sites in Europe: London, Normandy, Berlin, Cracow, and Warsaw

Participation in all scheduled events—both in Austin and Europe—is a program requirement.

Application deadline is Monday, October 6.

Application for NSP 2015 (PDF, 147KB)

NSP Info Flyer (PDF, 541KB)

Criteria required to apply:

  1. Minimum GPA of 3.5
  2. A 250-500 word, typed essay on the question: "Why study World War Two in the twenty-first century?"
  3. Two letters of recommendation from college/university faculty, preferably from The University of Texas

There is NO foreign language requirement.

Course of instruction during spring semester:

  1. HIS 350L, Stalin's Russia at War*: Prof. Charters Wynn
    — Fulfills History Dept. requirement for 350L/junior seminar.
  2. HIS 350L, Poland and the Second World War*: Prof. Tatjana Lichtenstein
    Fulfills History Dept. requirement for 350L/junior seminar.
  3. HIS 376F, The United States and the Second World War*: Prof. Michael Stoff
    — Fulfills three semester hours of Area B legislative requirement in American History.
  4. HIS 376G, Hitler, Nazism, and World War II, 1919-1945-Honors*: Prof. David Crew
    — Fulfills one of the Liberal Arts Honors course requirements.
  5. HIS 354N, France in Modern Times: Prof. Judith Coffin
    — additional course information forthcoming

All of the NSP professors have received UT teaching awards.
* denotes writing flag

Program costs (approximate):

  • $2,500 program fee that covers lodging, ground transportation and other program costs in Europe
  • Airline tickets
  • $67 Passport fee
  • $25 International Student Identification Card (ISIC)–Required
  • $500 Food and entertainment funds
  • Tuition and fees for all university courses, including assigned books

Scholarship funds will be made available from the program. Although the budget has not been set for next year, in the past the NSP has provided each student who applies for financial aid with a minimum of $1000 in stipends to help cover the costs of the program. Some students have received much more.

Please see your financial aid counselor at the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information on financial aid. There is also the Global A$$ist online scholarship application website from the Study Abroad Office.

For more information and to pick up an application, stop by the Undergraduate Advising Office in Garrison (GAR) Hall, Room 1.140. You can also send an e-mail to the Undergraduate Advising Office or call 471-7670.

This program would not be possible without the generous support from:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Frank Denius Normandy Scholars Endowment
  • Derek Jon Schaver Memorial Scholarship
  • Thad W. Riker Scholarship in History
  • America's Turning Point Endowment

Last updated: July 22, 2014

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