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Program Highlights for Kraków, Poland

  • Kraków, similar in atmosphere, architecture, and cost of living, rivals Prague (only five hours away) for prettiest and friendliest medieval city in Europe.
  • Kraków is known as the leading center of academic, cultural, economic, and artistic life in Poland, with its greatest highlights being the outstanding architectural monuments visible on almost every street.
  • Learn about historical and modern day Poland with courses in religious and European studies that will be complemented by field trips and tours outside of the classroom to places such as the Auschwitz concentration camp and Oskar Schindler's Factory.
  • The USAC Resident Director and staff are present on-site full-time to welcome and support you during your term abroad.

Why Study in Kraków?

The program focuses on the history and modern economy of Poland with courses in Jewish studies, Central European studies, economics, politics, and Polish language.

The Program is based in Kraków, one of the oldest and most charming cities in Poland. The host city offers many affordable cafes and restaurants; festivals and events; a strong music and art scene; as well as numerous historical sites. Kraków is very much a student city with over 30 universities and thousands of international students from all over the world studying there.

In addition to classes, many course-related field trips are organized throughout the term to enhance your learning, such as museums, castles, and business visits. There will also be extracurricular activities organized that you may participate in on campus or in the community, as well as internship opportunities.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Suspended

Spring: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

40 students



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