- Classes taught in English and Polish
- Internships available (not for credit)
- International excursion
- Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
- Students must be currently enrolled in a university with freshmen (2nd semester), sophomores, juniors or senior standing
- Open to all levels of Polish speakers
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Statement of purpose
- Course pre-registration form
- Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS SEMESTER
12-18 Semester Credits
Students who choose to study abroad in Krakow with API complete courses offered in English by the Jagiellonian University of Krakow’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. This program is designed to encourage an exchange of ideas and experiences. The program focuses on the most significant issues of modern philosophy, anthropology, history, literary theories, art history and psychology. The main emphasis is placed on the modern and interdisciplinary character of 20th century cultural phenomena.
Students select the majority of their classes from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and International Relations and Polish Studies, and may ask for special permission to complete a course in another department of the university that offers courses in English. The courses are generally attended by American and other international students. Most courses are equivalent to three semester credits. Course credits are indicated in parentheses after the course title. Not all classes taught outside of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences are equivalent to three semester credits.
All programs begin with a two-week intensive Polish language course, during which students will be able to start learning the language of their host culture. Students will earn 3 credits for this session. (This option was previously only available to the formerly titled ‘early start’ programs). Other, non-language courses will begin in the third week of the semester.
API students will indicate course choices on the application and then complete course registration upon arrival in Poland. When seeking approval for courses at their home university prior to departure, students should select courses only from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and International Relations and Polish Studies course listings. Students must enroll in a minimum of two classes from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences program offerings (plus the Polish Language course).
The list of classes offered by other departments that are taught in English is not released until after API students have arrived in Poland. As final course selection may vary from pre-approved courses, it is important for all students to take their advisor’s contact information with them to Krakow to ensure that the courses that they take in Krakow can successfully transfer back to their home university.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT LOCAL MUSEUM
There are limited internship opportunities in Krakow through the Galician Jewish Museum. If you are interested in working as a docent or with the museum’s marketing and communications department, please let your API Program Manager know as soon as possible. Internships are unpaid and do not award credit.
OTHER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Krakow’s Volunteer Center and Children’ Friends Society offer long and short-term volunteer opportunities for experienced care givers and students experiences in working with children. Details available upon arrival.
API students will receive a transcript from the Jagiellonian University of Krakow upon successful completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- Resident Director
- On-Site Orientation
- Transit Pass
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Kelsey Patton is the Krakow Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Poland.
Piotr Gębalski is the Krakow Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Poland.