Each group, school, church or organization is expected to establish its own program, determining if course credits will be awarded to students, how fees are paid, how long the program will run, and how many participants can be involved. As you consider creating a tour or program, ask yourself:
It can be helpful to divide your planning into three phases: pre-tour, on-tour and post-tour. For guidance finding local lecturers and instructors (history, theology, language, culture, etc.), contact the Institute for German Language and Culture, which is located in the Leucorea. This was formerly home to Wittenberg University, where Luther, Melanchton, and others taught! For more information on the Leucorea and to find out how they can assist you in a study tour, visit www.leucorea.de.
Christian Eggert, managing director of the OLS’ booking partner, Colleg Wittenberg, is also owner of Christian Tours Europe. Mr. Eggert can connect you with Wittenberg resources as well as arrange the logistics of your whole visit and/or day trips.
Christian Utpatel, former SELK pastor and owner of Terra Lu Travel, specializes in faith-based and “create your own” travel itineraries. Mr. Utpatel can arrange contacts with SELK Lutheran churches, as well as other general tour needs.