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Jagiellonian University, Poland (Direct Enroll)

Come and experience the metaphysical and time-honoured city of Krakow while studying at the most prestigious university in Poland. Krakow, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, is a rich storehouse of Polish history and tradition. Its cobblestone streets wind their way past numerous churches, monasteries, chapels and unique Gothic houses to lead to one of the largest squares in Europe. Located on the Vistula River at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle, the city attracts tourists with over 600 monuments, famous theatres, nearly 100 art galleries and 50 museums. Thousands of students study at 12 universities and enjoy an unusual bohemiean atmosphere of countless clubs, bars and cafes. Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364 and acknowledged worldwide for its excellence in research, attracts almost 50% of its students from foreign countries. Its Department of International Polish Studies offers a curriculum taught in English, based on an interdisciplinary approach touching on five areas: Literature, Culture, History, Jewish Studies, and Polish language. Learning through the experience of organized study trips to destinations such as Warsaw, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum, the Polish mountain regions, Lithuania, Hungary, Ukraine and Russia is integral to the program.

Academics

The curriculum is run in five modules: Literature, Culture, Jewish Studies, History and Polish Language. You are obliged to choose at least four courses from the offered curriculum, and you are encouraged, not obliged, to learn the Polish language. See the table below for a list of Poland-Krakow, Jagiellonian University Course Equivalents. Each semester IPS organizes a study and travel program structured on combined aspects of education and tourism.

Note that while most students at Jagiellonian University operate on a calendar with the autumn semester ending in late January, students in the IPS Program finish their exams before Christmas. The spring semester runs from mid-February to mid-June.

The Experience

You are housed in the Piast Student Hall of Residence in suites composed of two separate double-occupancy rooms that share, within the suite, a bathroom with full amenities. Each suite has its own phone which serves in-coming calls only. Fresh bed linen is given once a week. A 10 minute tram ride takes you to the center of the city and about 15 minutes by tram to the Department of IPS. In addition to the UConn application, apply directly to IPS, Jagiellonian University.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking on “More Information and To Apply.”

Finances

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Poland-Krakow, Jagiellonian University Course Equivalents

Important! This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. For a current course listing, check the program provider’s website by clicking on a link in the “Academics” section above, or click on the “More Information & To Apply” link, then on “homepage”. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.

General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to the navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Many courses taken overseas may meet the criteria for the Minor in International Studies. To access information, click on “Students” on the horizontal navigation bar on the Study Abroad homepage, then “Prospective”. There are also a Minor in European Studies, a Minor in Middle East Studies, a Minor in India Studies and a Minor in Human Rights.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ARTH 1193 Foreign Study Polish Art: Past and Present CUL 1055 A Survey of Polish Art History Period Studies Culture 107A Symbols Embodied: Modern Polish Drama and Theatre JST 101A Jews in Poland: Their History, Culture, and Religion to 1939 History 433 Special Topics in East European History: The Many Faces of Modern Poland History History of Poland From Kingdom to the Third Republic Introduction to American Music Language A1 Beginning Polish Language (A1) CWCP/LII/C1 Intermediate II
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