About the Program
This is a six week program in historic Kraków. Students may take up to four courses on Polish culture and society. There will also be weekend excursions around the area.
The goal of this program is to introduce the students to Polish culture and society. Through their coursework they will have the opportunity to learn about Polish history, including the history of Jews in Poland, Polish film, and Polish literature. The students will see important sites of European history protected by UNESCO. These include the Auschwitz concentration camp, the medieval town center of Kraków itself, and the Wieliczka salt mine. They will also get to study at one of the oldest universities in the world.
About the Location
Kraków is the second largest (about 1 million inhabitants) and one of the oldest cities in Poland. It is still considered Poland’s cultural capital, home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites. To the south are the scenic Tatra mountains and the mountain town of Zakopane.
There will be a trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and the Wieliczka salt mine.
Students will live in a dormitory in double rooms (with one bathroom per two rooms), fully equipped with towels, sheets etc. At the dormitory there is a club, cafeteria and post office, as well as a newspaper and souvenir stall. The participant can access the Internet inside his/her room, using his/her own properly configured laptop.
Be Introduced to the Culture of Poland and East-Central Europe Through Relevant Area Studies Courses and Excursions.
Practice Polish Language Skills.
Required: EUS4950: Polish Cities, European Cities (3 UFGPA credits)
EUS4950 Reading Polish Cities -Syllabus.pdf
Optional: Polish Language Course (any language level, 3-5 Transfer credits)
Optional: Elective Course (3-6 transfer credits)
Post-Communist Transformation in East-Central
Europe, Polish Art: Past & Present
The Jews in Poland, Contemporary Poland and Her Society
Total Number of Credits Offered: 6-9
open to all majors
previous knowledge of Polish not required
students in good standing
Any financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program.
UFIC recommends that you speak with your financial aid advisor about your financial aid eligibility for study abroad. More information can be found at Student Financial Affairs
2015 Undergraduate Program Fee: $4,744
A $300 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses. Deferment decision will be based on the amount of aid to be received.
Tuition for 3 UF credits and 3-6 transfer credits, room and board in Kraków (vegetarian mealplan available), excursions throughout the region, local transportation, international health insurance and emergency medical assistance.
What's Not Included:
Round-trip airfare, optional additional trips, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.