Program Details

Go beyond the ordinary. Poland only recently emerged from beyond the Iron Curtain, joined the European Union and landed on the itinerary for travelers go want to escape the familiar and touristy sites of Western Europe. Here they're discovering old cities
Location:
Krakow, Poland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Jewish Museum in Krakow is a non-profit institution that looks at the highlights of Jewish history in Poland. The museum runs exhibits that present past and present Jewish culture through lectures, exhibitions, concerts, classes, and publications. This new program is a great opportunity for a volunteers who are interested in their own pasts or who are interested in history and museum work more generally. Participants can choose between 3 possible program tracks: Educational Volunteers working on the educational track help lead tours for visitors to the museum as well as running youth workshops in subjects such as Jewish dance and arts. Participants in this track also have the opportunity use the museums resources to study Jewish history and culture as well as work on Polish language skills. Publications Volunteers helping on this track assist with preparing, proofreading, and designing materials for museum publications. These include both educational and promotional materials. Public Relations Volunteers in the public relations track work with marketing and fundraising to keep the museum running smoothly and to boost visitor numbers. Participants help with the website as well as with contacting sponsors and friends of the museum. This track offers a more "behind the scenes" look at the running of a large institution such as the Jewish Museum.

Go beyond the ordinary. Poland only recently emerged from beyond the Iron Curtain, joined the European Union and landed on the itinerary for travelers go want to escape the familiar and touristy sites of Western Europe. Here they're discovering old cities, castles, lakes and virgin forests. They explore and party in historic cities of Krakow, Wroclaw and Gdansk that offer hip restaurants and clubs, great live music and a thriving art scene set against the backdrop of cities that date back 600 years.

Setting Description:
Krakow is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, with history and culture emanating from every corner of the city. The exact origin of Krakow is unclear, but the city gained recognition and prominence at the turn of the first millennium as a market town. The city’s heyday was in the mid 14th century under the rule of King Kazimierz the Great. Kazimierz commissioned numerous buildings and established the Jagiellonian University. Kazimierz also provided a haven for Jews at this time. One of Krakow’s districts, named Kazimierz, became the leading Jewish settlement in central Europe until World War II. For centuries Krakow was the capital of Poland – a great bustling city serving as the seat of government, and center of scholars and artists from all around Europe. Each group left a strong historical and cultural imprint which can still be felt after centuries of ups and downs. While the city no longer plays an important administrative role in Poland, Krakow is an exceptional reflection of
Cost:
Cost varies. Please contact ELI ABROAD for details.

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