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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)
July 7–18, 2019
High School (age 18 and under, no high school diploma)
July 14–25, 2019

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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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Warsaw Academy

Warsaw Academy, a three-week study-abroad opportunity for college students, is one of the newest educational travel offerings from The National WWII Museum. This unique and interactive program brings students face-to-face with the reality of the Jewish ghettos, the Holocaust, and the brutality of the Eastern Front by bringing them to the heart of Poland where these atrocities took place.

Warsaw Academy is led by expert historian and Museum Presidential Counselor Alexandra Richie, DPhil, author of Faust’s Metropolis: A History of Berlin and the award-winning Warsaw 1944: The Fateful Uprising. Dr. Richie, a resident of Warsaw, Poland, has been intimately involved in the creation of Warsaw Academy and has designed an itinerary that blends classroom instruction and discussions with site visits throughout the program.

Warsaw Academy is geared toward students interested in Holocaust Studies, Museum Studies, Military History, and Eastern European Culture.

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