API (Academic Programs International): Krakow - Jagiellonian University

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This former capital of Poland has always been famous for its beauty, charm and culture. With a student population of 150,000, the city has a youthful and energetic vibe. Young and old people alike stroll through the main market square throughout t... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
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July 30, 2019 Long
I learned alot about myself, I learned alot of independence. I struggled socially alot especially first semester and - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 09, 2017 Amazing City
It was nice to explore the culture and people of Poland. It was definitely worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Krakow - Jagiellonian University
I gained freedom on my own, communication skills, fluency in polish, being able to meet and form life-long friendships with people from many different countries and gaining a new perspective and being open-minded about the world. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Krakow - Jagiellonian University
Past Review Unforgettable
Was it worthwhile? Absolutely, without a doubt. But I cannot put into words what I gained and all that I learned. I simply through myself into a place I knew not much about and got everything I could have asked for in return. This program taught me so much, and I came home a new person, I now know myself because of API Krakow. - University of New Hampshire View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, but I can't put into words all that I took from this experience. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Krakow - Jagiellonian University
My study abroad experience changed my life in many ways. You can learn so much about yourself when you are placed in a foreign environment, especially as you observe your own reaction to the sudden change. In a situation where you are completely on your own without any familiar faces you are forced to express yourself to others ... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Krakow - Jagiellonian University
This has been a life changing experience. My views have changed, my study habits have changed, and the way I interact with people has adjusted (although because of my introvert nature, this kicked in very recently). About a month before leaving, I began preparing myself to return home. I have enjoyed Poland and have developed de... - Wilkes University View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile, I feel I really grew as a person. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I encountered situations that I had not previously had to deal with in my life, and was forced to sort things out on my own with the people and resources around me. I met people who gave me an entirely new perspective on my life and whom I plan to stay in touch with long-term. It has changed my perspective on life and has made m... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
how to be happy and do what is best for me - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Poland
Non-academically: absolutely. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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This former capital of Poland has always been famous for its beauty, charm and culture. With a student population of 150,000, the city has a youthful and energetic vibe. Young and old people alike stroll through the main market square throughout the day and evening. Krakow is unique in its beauty; unlike most Polish cities, Krakow’s structures survived WWII virtually undamaged. UNESCO has since included the city on it’s list of World Heritage Sites. St. Mary’s Church, with its dark blue ceiling lined with stars, and the Wawel Castle are two of the city’s most significant historical treasures. This lively and beautiful city is easily navigable either on foot or using the tram system. The friendly and welcoming people of Poland await students in Krakow!

Programs in Krakow Includes:


  • Multidisciplinary Studies in Krakow: Students who choose to study abroad in Krakow with API complete courses offered in English by the Jagiellonian University of Krakow’s Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Sciences (IPHSS). The curriculum of the program is designed to encourage an exchange of ideas and experience. 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 may ask for special permission to complete a course in another department of the university that offers courses in English. The IPHSS courses are generally attended by American and other international students. Most courses taught in the IPHSS 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. Each semester begins with an intensive Polish language course where students can start learning more about the host country's language and earn an additional 3 semester credits. Semester students also have a unique opportunity to intern in Krakow through the Galician Jewish Museum. Contact the API office for more information!


  • Summer Polish Language and Culture Studies: Students who choose study abroad in Krakow with API attend courses at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow’s School of Polish Language and Culture. All students are REQUIRED to take a Polish language course during the summer session. Language classes are taught in Polish and most culture courses are taught in English. Some culture courses are taught in Polish for advanced students. For the summer program, students can earn a total of 5-9 semester credits. All courses are taken with other American and international students. The number of credits per course vary and are indicated in parentheses after the course title.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Polish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • European Studies
  • History
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Genocide, Holocaust Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Year Founded:
1997
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API / Academic Programs International Scholarships

API is pleased to support students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The First Generation Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 per session and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher Be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university). Show financial need. Letter of recommendation, two essays,

This scholarship is offered to API participants who attend a community or technical college in the U.S., and awards range from $250 to $750 per session.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Letter of recommendation, two essays,

The API STEM scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The API STEM Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Major in an area classified as a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Special consideration will be given to students who are taking courses related to their major while abroad. Show financial need. Letter of recommendation Two essays

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students participating in an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API for a study abroad program, or up to $500 in matching contributions from API for an intern abroad program. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.

Up to $1,000

Deadlines:
See Gilman deadlines in link below.

Guidelines/Requirements:
See Gilman requirements in link below.

API is proud to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support students from a variety of backgrounds. The API Diversity Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, or summer students. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student. Letter of recommendation Two essays

It is not an easy task to juggle the demands of college athletics with academic responsibilities while pursuing other interests on campus. API supports both current and college-bound student-athletes participating on our programs. We welcome student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA to apply.

$250- $750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only for student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. Students applying must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and submit a letter of recommendation and two essays.

The API regional scholarships (Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America) provide awards that range from $250 to $800 per session. All API students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is both need and merit-based. We will review your academic record, essays and financial need as stated in your own words. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.

$250-$800

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
3.0+ GPA, Letter of recommendation, two essays,

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