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  • Locations: Krakow, Poland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UIC applicants only

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Krystal Williams (kmcphe1@uic.edu) Program Model: Direct Enrollment
Program Features: Study Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas: History, Literature, Polish Studies, Slavic Studies
Open to Non-Degree: No Academic Standing: Undergraduate
Class Eligibility: 02-Sophomore Mininum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Polish Language Prerequisite: none
Provider Sponsor: Jagiellonian University
Program Description:

The Undergraduate Study Abroad programme is organised for undergraduate students from other universities and colleges. We offer students the opportunity to see the rapidly-changing world of Central Europe at first hand while studying at Poland's oldest and most prestigious university. Students coming for study abroad at the Centre for European Studies become full-time students of the Jagiellonian University. Students can choose from various housing options. 
 
 
Courses and Curriculum
All lecture courses are designed exclusively for undergraduates. Each lecture course is 40 hours of classroom time and ends with a written exam or term paper. Each student normally must take at least three lecture courses and a language each semester. Some home institutions may require higher courseloads. Regular courses are worth 6 ECTS points (roughly 3 US semester credits).
 

 Autumn Semester

  • Modern European State Formation
  • The Cultural Construction of European Identities
  • Introducing the EU
  • Jewish History, Religion and Culture in CEE from the Middle Ages to 1939

Polish language instruction will be offered at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Placement tests will be offered at the start of the semester and students will be placed in the best available match to their abilities. Basic knowledge of the Polish language is essential for living in Poland and all students are strongly encouraged to participate.
 

 

 Spring Semester

  • The Jews in Central Europe: The Holocaust and its Aftermath, 1939 to Today
  • CEE Transition and EU Enlargement
  • Introduction to CEE Literature
  • Western European Political History since 1945

Polish language instruction will be offered at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Placement tests will be offered at the start of the semester and students will be placed in the best available match to their abilities. Basic knowledge of the Polish language is essential for living in Poland and all students are strongly encouraged to participate.