Applicants from Germany and Poland
Overview of European Field Study (2013)
and Toronto Symposium (2014)
For an introduction to the project's aim, scope and approach
see the Project
If you have not done so already,
please also consult the FAQ page of
A preliminary version of the
2009 European Field Study itinerary (subject to change) is
available in the form of both a map and table with narrative.
A preliminary Handbook for
the 2013 Field Study will be available soon.
To be eligible to apply and participate, you must:
- be studying to become an educator;
- be nominated by one of the following eligible institutions:
- Your home
university (including Pädagogische Hochschulen)
in Baden-Württemberg (BW)
- Adam-Mickiewicz University, Poznan (AMU)
- be in at least your third semester (second year) of university
studies at the time of application;
- continue to be enrolled at your university in the 2013-2014
- commit to participating fully in the work of the program,
including preparing a project for presentation at the February
2014 symposium in Toronto; and
- be preparing to teach in a field relevant to the project.
Costs and Financial Aid
All students who can demonstrate need will receive
financial aid ("bursary"). The bursary will cover
airfare, transportation within Europe and Canada, accommodation,
food at group meals, entrance fees, honoraria for guest experts,
and materials. Students will pay for their own incidentals (e.g.
beverages at restaurants, refreshments, film, phonecalls, souvenirs).
In addition, German students are expected to make a contribution
to the Project of 500 €; Polish students are expected to
contribute 500 zl. If you cannot afford these amounts, please
the Project Coordinators in confidence. Your financial status
will not affect your chances of selection; and if you are selected,
we will do our best to secure additional financial aid for you.
In other words, do not let financial considerations affect
your decision whether to apply to the project!
Requirements / Expectations
Students selected will be expected to participate
actively in all the activities associated with the project.
This includes visiting houses of worship other than your own
faith community (if any).
German and Polish students must:
- Remit a non-refundable fee of 500€ or 500 zl to cover
partial costs of the Field Study component in Europe and
the Symposium in Toronto (note: additional financial assistance
is available to those who require it).
- Upon selection, notify the Project Coordinators within
the indicated time-limit whether they will be participating.
- Sign a waiver releasing the Project Coordinators, York
University, and the other affiliated universities and sponsors
from any and all liability relating to any mishap encountered
in connection with the Project.
- Arrange for a valid passport and any necessary visa(s).
- Take out appropriate extended health insurance.
- Attend orientation sessions as arranged prior to departure
and after return.
- Participate in a project and present its results at the
Symposium in February 2013.
Application Process / Selection Criteria
Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2013.
Students will be selected on the basis of their
academic record, the relevance of their prospective teaching
program to the mandate of the project; their personal qualities,
and their potential for contributing to and benefiting from
participation in the project. The Project Coodinators reserve
the right to ensure diversity and balance within the group.
an application form and return it and the other required
application materials to the Program's email: TftF@yorku.ca.