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Charles Bridge in Prague

Czechia, Denmark, Germany & Ireland

The Moravian World Heritage Experience

May Term: May 6 to May 17, 2025

The Moravian Heritage and Settlements Trip will take you back to where it all started. Travel begins in the Czech Republic where travelers visit the John A. Comenius Museum and walk the streets of Prague where the Father of modern education lived. From there, travel continues to Herrnhut, Germany, where the early Moravians fled, to visit Count Zinzendorf’s estate and the Moravian Star factory. Next, onto Christianfeld, Denmark (the original Moravian UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Belfast, Ireland near the Moravian village of Gracehill. Ireland affords many tourist opportunities, such as UNESCO World Hertitage sites, Giants Causeway, the Titantic Museum and building site, Game of Thrones filming sites and more. Departure back to the US is from Dublin.

This trip is open to Moravian University undergraduate, graduate and seminary students, as well as Moravian alumni and Central Moravian Church members.


Facilitators

Dr. Bryon Grigsby

President, Moravian University

Lea Grigsby

First Lady, Moravian University

Cost: Undergraduate Students

  • Total Cost:  $3,900
  • Elevate-Eligible Cost:  $1,300
  • Insurance Fee:  $90 charged directly to your Student Account 
  • Recommended for Meals & Personal Funds: $500

Cost: Community Members, Alumni, and Graduate Students

  • Total Cost Supporting You and a Student:  $5,000
  • Insurance Fee:  $90 charged directly to your Student Account 
  • Background Check Fee: $100
  • Recommended for Meals & Personal Funds: $500

Quick Facts

  • Application Deadline:  November 15, 2024
  • Program Length: 12 Days
  • Units: 0
  • Eligibility: Undergraduates: 2.0 GPA or higher; Graduates: 3.0 GPA or higher; Non-MU students must complete MU background checks
  • Language: English

All the landmarks mentioned in this itinerary will be visited. Some changes may be made in the order they will be visited depending upon the weather.

Day 1: Fly from the US to Prague, Czech Republic

Day 2: Walking tour of Prague, time to explore

Day 3: Visit Comenius Museum

Day 4: Travel to Herrnhut, Germany, visit Zinzendorf Castle and the Völkerkundemusem (International Moravian Museum)

Day 5: Tour of the Forming of the Moravian Church.

Day 6: Travel to Christiansfeld, Denmark 

Day 7:  Day in Christiansfeld, including a "World Heritage in a Special Class" Tour

Day 8: Exploring Christiansfeld Moravian heritage

Day 9: Morning activities in Christiansfeld, travel to Billund, Denmark for a flight to Belfast, Ireland

Day 10: Day trip to Gracehill, Ireland for a Gracehill Village tour and Moravian Church visit, late afternoon Belfast walking tour

Day 11: Day trip to Giant's Causeway & other Northern Ireland castles

Day 12: Titanic museum, travel to Dublin

Day 13: Morning flight from Dublin to US


COVID Disclaimer

Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we cannot guarantee travel or entrance into a destination or a program because of COVID-19 related delays and/or closures. In addition, should travel occur outside of the United States or between States, we cannot guarantee re-entry with or without vaccine requirement and/or quarantine as determined by the intended destination and return location. Moravian University encourages travelers to comply with the COVID-19 vaccine entry/exit requirements as detailed by their intended destination and/or program.