Group Photo London Big Ben 2011

Group Photo of 2011 US and WWII Europe: Memory and Memorials Study Abroad Students

Welcome to the 2011 Website for “The United States and WWII Europe:  Memory and Memorials” MSU Study Abroad Program!

Watch Video of Tom Enell at Normandy Cemetery Grave of Raymond Fix

Tom Enell at the Grave of Raymond Fix, Great Uncle

Tom Enell at the Grave of Raymond Fix, his Great Uncle , at the Normandy American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in France.

American Youth on Omaha Beach

American Youth on Omaha Beach, Normandy 23 June 2011

These students are the great-grandchildren of the generation that fought on D-Day, 6 June 1944.

  John Adams had something important to say on this topic in a letter to his wife, Abigail Adams, when he wrote,

“ I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.”

 John Adams to Abigail Adams (post 12 May 1780)

Adams Family Correspondence, 3: 342

Massachussetts Historical Society

Paris Group Photo 2011

This is our group on the day of our arrival in Paris on 24 June

Final Group Photo in Berlin

Final Group Photo in Berlin


Final Toasts and Farewells from Berlin 6 July 2011!

Select some of the links above to see more photos and information from the 2011 summer program!

To see a larger image of all the photos, simply click on the ones you see!

Dr. Jeff Charnley

Faculty Program Leader

Ms. Kelly Myers,  Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, Program Assistant

US and WWII Europe:  Memory and Memorials Study Abroad Program

Michigan State University

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  1. The site looks great Dr. Charnley! I will always cherish the memories and knowledge from our year for study abroad! I am now graduated and having study abroad on my application helped me get my new job as a great conversation starter for my phone interview. I still have all of my journal entries and much more if you are still looking for information. I wish you the best semester and thank you again for giving me such an amazing opportunity to travel and learn more about the world. 🙂

    Dana Mickelson
    2009 Study Abroad Program

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