UNCW in Poland is located in one of the oldest cities in Poland, Krakow. Students can take courses in a variety of subjects that will go toward their UNCW degree, all while exploring Polish history, culture and food in one of the emerging cities of Europe. Founded in 1364, Jagiellonian University of Krakow is one of the oldest surviving universities in the world. The university is home to several medieval manuscripts, including works by Copernicus, as well as an extensive collection of underground political literature from Poland's period of Communist rule.
The Surrounding Area
UNCW in Poland is located in Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow is situated on the Vistula River, and has been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life. This former capital of Poland has always been famous for its beauty, charm and culture. With a student population of 200,000, the city has a youthful and energetic vibe. Young and old people alike stroll through the main market square throughout the day and evening. Krakow is unique in its beauty; unlike most Polish cities, Krakow’s structures survived WWII virtually undamaged. UNESCO has since included the city on it’s list of World Heritage Sites. St. Mary’s Church, with its dark blue ceiling lined with stars, and the Wawel Castle are two of the city’s most significant historical treasures. This lively and beautiful city is easily navigable either on foot or using the tram system.
The UNCW in Poland program includes cultural activities and excursions to places such as Dunajec Canyon, Auschwitz, Warsaw, Wieliczka Salt Mine and Zakopane. With so much history and so many major European cities close, students will never run out of things to explore. The program also provides opportunities for students to explore the beauty of Eastern Europe through strolls through town, visits to museums, cable car rides through the mountains and horse sleigh rides in the Polish countryside
- Degree-seeking student
- At least sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.75+ GPA at time of application
Students complete a 5-credit Polish language course (for approximately 4-6 hours per day), along with 1-2 elective courses, each meeting 1.5 hours per day. Students in this Intensive Track program may not take the Polish Art course due to scheduling conflicts.
Summer students will live in a student dormitory. The dormitory offers a restaurant, a cafeteria, laundry facilities, a convenience store, a post office, a library, and a TV room. Each suite has two rooms (single and/or double occupancy) and a shared bathroom.
Late June- Late July
Estimated Program Fee Summer 2018: $4,680
- Airport Pick-Up
- On-site Assistance
- On-site Orientation
- Mobile Phone
- 2 Meals a Day
- Transit Pass
- Language & Culture Tools
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Volunteer Opportunities
(not included in program fee)
- International Airfare
- 1 Meal a Day
- Passport and Visa
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.
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