Program Details

Our aim is to introduce students to the inner workings of the European Union and its institutions, as well as to teach them about Poland's role in the EU and the CEE region. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to partake in our study trips as a fu
Location:
Krakow, Poland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The CES Study Abroad Programme welcomes undergraduate students for a semester or year of interdisciplinary study of European affairs. It is a great way to experience first-hand a fascinating culture, to learn from regional experts about European politics, economics and societies and to make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Our aim is to introduce students to the inner workings of the European Union and its institutions, as well as to teach them about Poland's role in the EU and the CEE region. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to partake in our study trips as a fun way to complement classroom learning and to see for themselves the transformations in Central and Eastern Europe. All lecture courses are designed exclusively for undergraduates. If a student has already taken a similar lecture course at the undergraduate level, the student may request permission to attend a graduate-level class. Polish language instruction will be offered at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Placement tests will be offered at the beginning of the semester. Basic knowledge of the Polish language is essential for living in Poland and all students are strongly encouraged to learn Polish during their study abroad. French, German and Russian are available at the beginner's level for students who are advanced in Polish. Autumn Semester -Modern European State Formation -The Cultural Construction of European Identities -Introducing the European Union -Jewish History, Religion and Culture in CEE from the Middle Ages to 1939 Spring Semester -The Jews in Central Europe: The Holocaust and its Aftermath, 1939 to Today -CEE Transition and EU Enlargement -Introduction to CEE Literature -Western European Politics and Transatlantic Relations since 1945 -The EU Economy on the Global Scene: Achievements and Challenges Languages (Both Semesters) -Polish (various levels) -French, German or Russian (beginners' level)

Each lecture course is 40 hours of classroom time and ends with a written exam or term paper. Each student must take at least three lecture courses and a language class per semester. Some home institutions may require heavier courseloads. Regular courses are worth 6 ECTS points (roughly 3 US semester credits). Language courses are worth 8 ECTS points (roughly 4 US credits).
Setting Description:
Poland is a country that has embraced change and progress wholeheartedly. Since 1989, it has undergone consistent and exciting transformations -- becoming an exemplar of thriving, modern European life. While Poland may boast of many beautiful cities, Kraków is a central hub for artists, intellectuals and professionals, making it an essential destination to visit as well as one of the best places to live, study and work in Europe. Its vivacious medieval market square, charming cobble-stoned streets, and trendy neighbourhoods are home to marvellous festivals, museums, restaurants, cafes and cellar pubs. Founded in 1364, the Jagiellonian University is considered the most prestigious in Poland. For over six centuries, it has been at the core of cultural and academic life in Kraków, immersing students in its history and tradition. Today with over 2,500 foreign students attending, it is also becoming an important leader in international programmes taught in English in Central Europe. The
Cost:
Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2012/2013: Per Semester - 4,000 euro One Year - 7,500 euro Tuition Fee Deadlines: Autumn semester deadline is 15 October. Spring semester deadline is 12 March. Students staying for two semesters may pay in two instalments of 4,000 euro (by 15 October) and 3,500 euro (by 12 March). Fees The tuition fees cover all instruction (including language courses), one study-trip abroad per semester, as well as access to all CES and university student facilities. The tuit

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