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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 Overview.

If you have not done so already, please also consult the FAQ page of this website.

European Itinerary

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 academic year;
  • 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 contact 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.

Please download an application form and return it and the other required application materials to the Program's email:

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