Destinations: Krakow, Poland
Spring Semester, approx. mid-February to mid-June
Since 1975, UW-Stevens Point has provided extraordinary
study/travel programs in East and Central Europe with the
Jagiellonian University. 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. A great virtue of the semester 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 Wavel Hill on which sits the royal Renaissance
castle, a symbol of the Golden Age of Polish culture. The classrooms are 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.
This program provides two study options!
Center for European Studies:
Take courses in English emphasizing the European
Union and choose classes in Polish, French, German
or Russian languages. For the European Studies track, choose from a class list including:
· Modern European State Formation
· Introduction to the European Union (EU)
· The cultural Construction of the European Identity
· Jewish Religion and Culture from the Middle Ages to 1939
· EU Enlargement in the Context of Economic and Political Transition
· Western European Political History and Transatlantic Relations
· The Jews in Central Europe: The Holocaust and its Aftermath since
· Polish, German, French and Russian Language courses round-out
Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World:
For an intensive Polish language track, this option offers
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 course
work, 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. Most 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.
Class sizes are
small, providing individual attention and taught by Polish instructors. Participants
are required to maintain a 15 credit course load minimum. Students taking the Intensive Language track will receive
Polish Language credits commensurate with their current levels – beginning to
All course credits transfer
back to UW-Stevens Point!
Eligibility and Application
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and special students from all academic disciplines; must be in good standing at your home University with a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA. Maturity and motivation are a real plus! Knowledge of Polish is not required.
Priority Deadline: April 1 of the prior year - though late applications are often accepted.
Please check with the International Programs Office for availability.
- 15 week total academic program 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.
exclusive program is less expensive by approximately $3500-4000. Students of Polish heritage may also be
eligible for a further discount for the program.
International airfare is not included, although International Programs will help you find a flight.
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!
Spend the fall semester in Szeged, Hungary and continue your spring semester studies in Krakow! See UWSP International Programs Staff for details and click here for latest price estimates.