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Student Travel Programs with College Credit Options



The National WWII Museum's student travel programs allow high school and college students to earn college credit while exploring the leadership lessons and real-life decision-making scenarios of World War II.

Education and exposing students to the accomplishments of the WWII generation is the Museum's primary focus. With more than 200,000 square feet of venue and exhibit space packed with fascinating artifacts, immersive experiences and authentic cultural entertainment, The National WWII Museum is a leader in redefining the museum experience, by harnessing technology for history, learning and understanding.


Normandy Academy

Normandy Academy allows students to study abroad, exploring the WWII battlefields of France, monuments and Normandy beaches.Students will begin their journey on the Museum's New Orleans campus after a comprehensive online course.

College (age 18 and older, high school diploma required)
June 11–22, 2018
High School (age 18 and under, no high school diploma)
June 17–28, 2018

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Student Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy pairs online learning with a behind-the-scenes experience at The National WWII Museum's New Orleans campus. Students will learn hands-on lessons utilizing interactive exhibits, Museum archives and artifacts — including a Sherman tank. This leadership program includes the opportunity to explore historic New Orleans and the surrounding Bayou Country.

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Pacific Academy

The Pacific Academy begins in the very place where the war began for the United States—Pearl Harbor. Led by renowned scholar Allan Millett, PhD, and the faculty of Hawai‘i Pacific University, this academy provides students with a unique understanding of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the US response.

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Warsaw Academy

The National WWII Museum’s Warsaw Academy takes 30 college students on a journey through World War II on the Eastern Front, gaining historical insight in the historic locations where Polish citizens courageously resisted Nazism and Soviet domination. With classes held at Collegium Civitas, a private university located in the heart of Warsaw, students experience one of the most dynamic European capital cities while studying individuals such as Uprising leader Marek Edelman, Auschwitz survivor and former Polish Foreign Minister Władysław Bartoszewski, and former President and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa. By the end of their Warsaw Academy experience, students will understand the leadership and revolutionary spirit that helped Poland survive the years of Hitler, Stalin, and communism.

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College credit option administered by Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, an accredited regional university.