The study-abroad program at UMass Lowell is an excellent opportunity for history majors to travel and gain an understanding of the world around them. There are hundreds of programs available in countries all around the world. While we encourage you to choose one where you will have the opportunity to study in a foreign language, many programs are taught completely in English.

Canal in Colmar, France

"Topics in History" in France, Germany, and Switzerland (Summer 2023)

Prof. Lauren Fogle will lead a "Topics in History" (HIST 3900) study abroad course during summer session 1 in 2023. She and her students will visit France, Germany, and Switzerland from May 26 to June 3. Among the places they will visit are Strasbourg in France, the Rhineland in Germany, and Basel in Switzerland. 
The course satisfies a European History class, an Honors College requirement, and an Arts and Humanities elective; students can also earn World Ready credit for French and German. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

There will be info sessions about the course/trip at the Allen House on: 
  • Wednesday, October 26, at 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 4, at 3 p.m.
Also, there will be a Zoom meeting on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. (
For any questions, please contact Prof. Lauren Fogle via email at

Learn More About Study Abroad 

Several members of the History Department have studied or taught abroad previously and are happy to share their experiences with you. These include:

  • France (Prof. Young or Prof. Liebowitz)
  • Ireland (Prof. Fogle)
  • Italy (Prof. Carlsmith or Prof. Drenas)
  • South Africa (Prof. Strobel)
  • Chile (Prof. Edwards)
  • Peru (Prof. Montrie)
  • United Kingdom (Prof. Drenas or Prof. Fogle)
  • Greece (Prof. Sancinito)
  • Middle East (Prof. Williams)
  • There are numerous faculty in other departments who can also provide first-hand information about different countries around the world.

Visit UMass Lowell’s Study Abroad Program for more information or email: or call 978-934-4660.