To begin learning Polish or to further your knowledge of the language, attend the Summer School of Polish Language and Culture program which offers three, four and six-week programs focused on the Polish language. Throughout the experience, you live in a local student dormitory.
Besides taking Polish language courses at the appropriate level, you can choose from a variety of courses on political science, economics, history, art and more. Students should work with their study abroad adviser regarding whether or not courses taken in English can transfer back to Columbia University.
The program takes you on a wide variety of excursions to teach you more about Polish culture and the city of Krakow. You live in a dormitory on campus and have access to the local dining hall.
Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.
Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.
To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:
- To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
- To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.