Spring/Summer: May 9 - May 24, 2017
Experience Poland first-hand while learning about its past, present and future. Learn about a lesser-known country that is undergoing fast economic, political and cultural transformations, while holding on to its cultural identity and traditional European life styles. Learn about the challenges and opportunities for Polish-American cultural and economic exchange and discover the beauty of Poland!
Join us for a two-week-long educational trip to Poland.Spend eight exciting days in Krakow exploring the city and its surroundings, two days in the mountain resort town of Zakopane, and two days in Poland's capital Warsaw. Visit Wawel Castle, the old towns of Krakow and Warsaw, Auschwitz- Birkenau camps, the world-famous Wieliczka Salt Mines (all on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Chopin’s birthplace in Zelazowa Wola and the most holy of Polish shrines, Czestochowa (shrine of the Black Madonna).
Learn first-hand about Polish history, art, music, business, government and way of life, as well as witness recent American and Western European influences on Polish culture. While in Poland, you will taste real Polish cuisine, have fun at a Polish students’ carnival called “Juvenalia”, explore the museums and clubs of Krakow and Warsaw, hike in the beautiful Tatry Mountains and soak afterwards in the warm mineral waters in neighboring Slovakia. During a stopover on the way to Poland you will also visit Frankfurt in Germany.
The faculty of the highly renowned Jagiellonian University will conduct lectures and sightseeing tours during the trip.