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Spring Study Abroad Program in Krakow 

The program allows students to spend the spring in the beautiful and historical city of Krakow while earning credit at Jagiellonian University! Jagiellonian University was founded in 1364 and is accredited by the Polish ministry of education. 

The program focuses on the Polish language and Polish culture. We offer Polish language courses, lectures on Polish culture, history and art, as well as on social, political and economic issues. Additionally, there is a rich and varied tourist and cultural program. Classes are held in the historic buildings of the centuries-old university.

Summer students


Students take a language course and up to 4 elective courses.

Spring Course Fields

  • Politics
  • Culture  
  • History    
  • Polish & French Language
  • Economics and many more! 

Course choices

  • Introducing the European Union - the objective of the course is to provide students with introductory knowledge about the European Union, its geography, political system, history, law, institutional architecture, policies, civic and societal issues, and recent developments 
  • Globalisation and Global Governance - the course will explore the main themes of globalization. The shrinking world needs new rules and institutions to manage the interconnectedness and interdependence – global governance (“new governance”). In this context, we will explore the changing nature of international relations and the redefined role of the state (“old governance”)
  • Jewish Religion, Culture and Society in CEE before 1939 - the course will focus on Jewish history, culture and identity in central and eastern europe before 1939
  • The Jews in Central Europe: The Holocaust and its Aftermath, 1939 to Today - the course presents the history of Central European Jews during the Holocaust and post Holocaust period. Showing various aspects of the Holocaust, its history and consequences, but also the sociological and psychological aspects, will be the background to understand the postwar history of the Jews
  • The EU in the Global Economy: Challenges and Achievements - the main goal of the course is to introduce students to the EU economy, and its recent developments. The course will begin with the presentation of evolution of European economic system. Then the contemporary situation of the EU economy will be covered, placing it in the global scene. The course will conclude with the analysis of current economic and political crises in Europe
  • Western European Politic and Transatlantic Relations - the course will consider some of the most important events and processes which have shaped Western European politics since 1945. The course will focus on these key areas: Transatlantic relations since 1945, and how the US has helped shape political developments in Western Europe during this period; How the Second World War and the crystallisation of the Cold War affected Western Europe’s political development; Some of the most important issues and processes in Western Europe’s politics since 1945. 
  • Polish language - from elementary to advanced,levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1  
  • French language - Elementary French, level A1, A2 
  • Other courses: students may sign up for courses all over the university during add/drop


There is a $95 non-refundable application fee to apply for the program.
Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request. 

Why you should definitely come on our program
  • because we are part of the Jagiellonian University, which has just celebrated its 650th anniversary
  • because our School is the biggest, oldest and probably best in Poland
  • because we are based in Poland's most beautiful city – Kraków
  • because we teach the Polish language professionally and with passion
  • because, in addition to our language courses, we offer lectures on Polish culture, literature, society, politics, economics, etc
  • transferable credits, including ECTS which have been readily accepted at schools across Europe and the United States
Academic Program
  • Application deadline: November 10th (Contact us for late applications)
  • Minimum age is 18 years old
  • Students can study Polish and/or elective courses of their choice
  • Each course is 6 ECTS credits roughly 3 semester hours
  • Available Polish language levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1  
Spring Schedule 2018*
  • 19-21 February - Arrival days   
  • 22 February - Orientation   
  • 23-24 February - Integration trip to Warsaw   
  • 26 February - First day of classes   
  • 26 February - 9 March -Add/Drop period   
  • 15 June - Last day of classes   
  • 18-29 June Exams   
  • 30 June 1 July Departure Days  
*The dates are subject to change

The program cost includes
  • Application & accommodation fee 
  • Tuition for up to four elective and one language course 
  • Accommodation in the dormitory (double rooms) 
  • Some excursions
  • One official transcript sent by priority mail  
Not included
  • Airfare or other transportation to and from Krakow
  • Food, insurance and outside travel
  • Optional single room in the dormitory is possible upon prior reservation for extra cost. The number of single rooms is limited
Other Programs in Krakow
If you would like to study in Krakow at another term check out these programs:
Jagiellonian University, main building
Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian Univeristy, inside
Students at University
Double room in the dormitory

Housing in Krakow

  • 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 
  • The number of single rooms is limited. Accommodation in such rooms is possible upon prior reservation for extra cost 
  • The program cannot assist participants in finding private accommodation

We look forward to seeing you in Krakow!

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