London, UK & Paris, France

London, UK & Paris, France

World War II: War & Justice in History's Greatest Conflict

London, UK & Paris, France

Summer 2019: 
June 5-July 1, 2019*

Paris, France


This new John Jay College faculty-led program with Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Epstein is open to all majors and is for those with a demonstrated interest in history. The program begins in New York and shortly thereafter travels to London, including excursions to local sites such as the Churchill War Rooms and the Imperial War Museum. The group will then move together to Paris to consider the academic material from a different national viewpoint and to visit world-famous museums like Les Invalides and the Musee de la Shoah. A three-day excursion to Bayeux will also allow the students to tour the important battlefields and cemeteries of Normandy.

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.


Information sessions will be held from 1:40-2:55 (community hour), in the New Building, room 1.83.

  • Wednesday, February 13
  • Monday, February 25
  • Wednesday, March 6



HIS 352: War & Justice in History's Greatest Conflict: This course will examine World War II in depth, focusing not only on the strategies, operations, and tactics, but also on the issues of justice raised by the conduct of the war at the fronts, in the air and on the sea and behind the lines. Students will write four 900-word papers and one 3,000-word research paper and will also visit some of the key sites of the war and some of the world’s most renowned military museums in the two of the world’s greatest cities.

Click here (pdf) for syllabus

  1. Minimum 2.5 GPA
  2. 60 credits completed at the start of the program
  3. ENG 201


The Churchill War Rooms in London, UK

  • Housing: Students will stay in double-occupancy accommodations.
  • Fluctuating exchange rates and other fees may lead to program cost changes.
  • Program cost is based on a minimum number of participants for the program.
  • Students should discuss applicability of financial aid with the Financial Aid office.
  • All CUNY students must meet with their study abroad advisor to be sure the proper e-Permit registration process is followed.
  • All non-CUNY students are encouraged to apply early, to be sure there is ample time to apply and register for classes at John Jay College. Please contact OISP for more information regarding the application process. Please note: Tuition rate per credit is different for non-CUNY students. More tuition information can be found here:
  • Refund Policy: Payment of the program deposit indicates the student understands and agrees to the Office of International Studies & Program’s payment and refund policies.  Students who withdraw from a John Jay College program after confirming participation, but before the program begins, will lose the non-refundable deposit and any unrecoverable costs: students will be refunded 50 percent of program fees 30 days prior to the program start date, and 25 percent of program fees 14 days prior to the program start date. After the start of the program, no refunds will be provided, and the student is responsible for all program fees. If the program fee is not paid in full, there will be a hold placed on her/his CUNYfirst account.
  • For faculty-led programs, tuition refunds will be granted following the College’s policies.  For more information, please visit:
  • College-based funders retain the right to recoup funds from the student account if the student does not follow rules of the CUNY Travel Waiver & Release Form, uses the funds for other purposes, or withdraws from the program. Students must understand that they are responsible for full payment of the amount owed to the department.
  • The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) has the right to modify or cancel the program, including  changes to the program dates, costs, scheduled visits, program itinerary, etc., as dictated by economic and/or political situations, etc.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare, and for their itinerary. Due to possible changes in program dates/itinerary information, students are not to purchase airfare until prompted by OISP.
  • Students are encouraged to apply early, due to limited space.
  • Information is tentative, and subject to change, **program cost(s), syllabi, *dates, etc.


It is important to be aware of the health information provided by the US Center for Disease Control and
Prevention. All vaccines should be up to date, and it is important to check the vaccines and medicines list and
visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need. Ask your
doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you
will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US. 
More information can be found on the Center for Disease Control website.

Applications are available from the Office of International Studies & Programs (Haaren Hall, Suite 530). Applications can also be found here.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019However, qualified applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until places are filled. Thus, due to limited places, students are encouraged to apply early.

Please note: An application fee of $50.00 is due at the time of application. Money orders, personal checks and cash are accepted. Applications will not be accepted if incomplete. More information can be found here.

All non-CUNY students will need to pay an additional $65.00 at time of application due to a non-degree application fee. 

PROGRAM COST:               

Estimated Program Cost:$TBA**
**Subject to change. Includes double occupancy, hotel accommodations, some meals, international health insurance, excursions and transportation on-site associated with program. Does not include tuition, airfare, some meals, visa cost, personal expenses & excursions, etc.     

     Summer 2019 Costs       

John Jay College Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Graduate Tuition and Fees


Students should make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office to discuss the applicability of their financial aid to this program. 


Inquire at the Office of International Studies & Programs for information. If you are a John Jay student, you can apply for the JJC Study-Abroad ScholarshipJJC Student Travel Fund, and the CUNY Chancellor’s Global Scholarship. For more on scholarship opportunities click here. U.S.-wide scholarship opportunities can be found here.

Contact Mr. Michael Scaduto, Associate Director of Financial Aid, for more information in regards to the JJC Study-Abroad Scholarship and general scholarship opportunities for John Jay students at 212-237-8872 or email at


Academic Inquiries:
Prof. Jonathan Epstein, Department of History
Office: 8.65.28 NB
Tel.: +1.646.781.5522

Ken Yanes, Dep. Director

Maggie Ovian, Program Coordinator

Office Location:
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Haaren Hall, Suite 530

Mailing Address:
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Haaren Hall, Suite 530