Destinations: Krakow, Poland
Spring Semester - approx. 15 Febuary 20 - June 20
1975 UW-Stevens Point has provided extraordinary study/travel programs in East
and Central Europe for those who seek an enriched and enhanced education beyond
the bounds of the classroom or campus. The Jagiellonian University, founded in
1364, the oldest University in Poland and the second oldest north of the Alps,
will be your host. Offered is the unique opportunity not only to study Polish
language, culture and society in Krakow but also to experience over a thousand
years of history, magnificent architecture and art.
of Polish language and culture are organized for foreign students by the
Jagiellonian University. Our Center hosts offer a rich academic program with
courses led by specialists qualified in teaching Polish as a foreign language. Learning
a language is most always the most important goal of our participants; however,
through the additional courses that are offered, students also have an
opportunity to learn about Poland – its history, society, culture and
literature. In the extra-curricular program there are events such as theater
workshops, in which foreigners prepare theatrical performances.
of the students at the Center are also international students, but there is
always a group of Polish students there too, learning how to teach Polish as a
foreign language. The presence of Polish students gives our students additional
opportunities for direct contact with Polish people, allowing them to gain a
deeper and current understanding of Polish language and culture. Events and, often, field trips also help the
two groups of students to integrate.
great virtue of the program is the city of Krakow itself – a magical city that
is often referred to as the cultural capital of Poland and, perhaps, Eastern
Europe. The Center is located in the very heart of the historic city, at the
foot of Wawel Hill on which sits the royal Renaissance castle, a symbol of the
Golden Age of Polish culture. The Center is only a few hundred meters away from
the Old Town Square, the largest medieval square in Europe, which bustles with
life at all hours of the day.
at the Center is an interesting combination of the traditions of the oldest
Polish university, the knowledge and experience of the Center’s staff members,
and their passion and enthusiasm for creating modern, interesting and effective
are small, providing individual attention and taught in by Polish instructors.
Participants are required to maintain a 15 credit course load minimum. Required courses include introductory,
intermediate or advanced Polish Language, Holocaust Studies, Culture and
Civilization of Poland. Electives: Art History, History of Poland, and East
European Politics. All course credits transfer
back to UW-Stevens Point!
Priority Deadline: April 1 of the prior year - though late applications are often accepted. Please check with the International Programs Office for availability.
Go to the Applications page to find out how to get an application.
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and special students from all academic disciplines with maturity, motivation, and preparation. Knowledge of Polish is not required. Attendance at orientation meetings is strongly recommended.
Click here for latest price estimates based on a group of 15 students.
- 15 week total academic program -- residence in Krakow.
- Room and Board throughout the semester.
- UWSP tuition for Wisconsin Residents; Minnesota students qualify for reciprocity, surcharge for other out-of-staters is $1000.
- UW-System mandatory health insurance.
International airfare is not included although International Programs will help you find a flight and assist in the purchase of affordable airfare if you'd like.
Plan your budget to cover passport and personal expenses.
Scholarship Opportunity for undergraduates: Click here.
Please read our Refund Policy for details on withdrawal dates!
A second semester option based in Szeged, Hungary will also be available. See UWSP International Programs Staff for details and click here for latest price estimates.