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City and Academic Overview

Academic Programs

Jagiellonian University of Krakow

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM IN HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ▶

POLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE SUMMER ▶


Study Abroad in Krakow

Students who choose to study abroad in Krakow complete their courses at Jagiellonian University. Founded in 1364 by King Kazimierz the Great, it is Poland’s oldest university and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Students complete classes in English with visiting students in Jagiellonian’s Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Sciences. The university offers Polish language, civilization and culture classes. Students can also take up to two classes per semester with Polish students that are taught in English in American studies, business and communications, European studies, psychology, sociology and more. Whether students choose to focus on Polish studies or take classes in other disciplines, living and studying in Krakow provides an incredible education.

City Information

This former capital of Poland has always been famous for its beauty, charm and culture. With a student population of 150,000, 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 friendly and welcoming people of Poland await students in Krakow!

 

Why Krakow?

  • Enchanting Main Market Square filled with cafés, restaurants and jazz clubs
  • Jagiellonian University, the second oldest university in Central Europe
  • Active student life
  • Polish hospitality and cuisine
  • Close to the Tatra Mountains – great for hiking and skiing
  • Poland’s cultural capital
  • Mid-sized city – easy to walk everywhere
  • A city of kings, popes, poets, Nobel and Oscar prize winners