Study Abroad Compass
Semester Students The semester program focuses on various areas of Central European Studies: art, politics, history, Jewish studies, film, and more! Students meet once...
Have you been thinking about completing your BA or MA degree abroad, but you're not sure how to do it? Would you like to save thousands on student loans and earn an American...
Have you been thinking about completing your BA or MA degree in Poland, but you're not sure how to do it? Would you like to save thousands on student loans and gain an internationally...
Wickedly awesome time in Warsaw
Submitted by Aleksandra Gal - Lake Forest College | August 13, 2016
For anyone that has ever considered studying abroad for one moment, I want to eliminate all your second guessing and tell you to GO FOR IT. Really, nothing in your university experience will compare to it. This is a whole new way to grow, meet new people, and get one step closer to finding what you truly want out of life.
Warsaw is a wicked cool city. And Poland overall, is a wicked cool country. You will be able to see just how quickly a city is able to transform. Warsaw is ridiculously student friendly just due to the sheer amount of universities it holds. The Erasmus program is booming, therefore you have absolutely nothing to worry about with cultural immersion. With English you will be able to essentially get around everywhere.
My program director was crazy understanding and accommodating with all my needs. I stayed in an apartment with someone else and that for me was a great breath of fresh air compared to my dorm room in the States. My place was a walking distance from the city center and having a transportation pass was so helpful. There are endless museums, restaurants, theaters for you to check out.
I also found my time in the classroom very valuable. I think it is crucial to see education from many different perspectives. I appreciate seeing how other professors teach and how students from other countries interact in the classroom.
Honestly, Study Abroad Compass is a very reliable program. It is very affordable and they genuinely care about you getting the most out of your experience.
I recommend it in a heartbeat!
Great times and new friends
Submitted by Steve - Cal Poly Pomona | September 18, 2015
I had a wonderful time in Bratislava. I met my best friend from Bulgaria while studying there. At the end of the program I ended up going to Sofia to see him. In conclusion this was a great cultural immersion experience and I made many new contacts.
Program: Study Abroad Slovakia
My Semester in Krakow with Study Abroad Compass
Submitted by Leah - Hampshire College | January 13, 2015
I spent 1 semester in Krakow with Study Abroad Compass and can highly recommend this program to anyone interested in studying in Poland (or elsewhere). I was greeted at the airport and immediately made to feel secure, cared for and comfortable by the program directors, Ewelina and Maciej, who were patient will all my questions, always available to help with the quirks of living in a new country, and extremely attentive to my needs.
There were a few unique things about studying this with program that should encourage people to apply: I was one of two students studying with SAC, which allowed our program directors to tailor trips and outings to our interests (including a trip to Warsaw, to Wroclaw, and many activities and meals around the city). I also really appreciated that the program's tuition covered so many vital parts of my stay: extracurricular Polish classes, my SIM card and cell phone, my semester-long transportation pass, and all of the activities planned for me.
Krakow is a fantastic city to study abroad in - English friendly, filled with students, littered with places to eat, drink and hang out, very historic, very beautiful, and very accessible, both financially (Poland is cheaaaaap) and geographically (everything is walking distance).
This program is perfect for any study abroad student, and I was lucky to have the support of the program behind me.
Thanks for everything!
Submitted by KeelyW. - Little Rock, AR | November 03, 2014
Study Abroad Poland gave my best friend and I a wonderful study abroad experience that we'll never forget. I had been to Poland the year before I studied to visit my best friend's family, and that's when fell in love with the country. I decided to travel to Poland to study Polish so that I could understand my best friend's family more.
I fell even more in love with Poland when I studied abroad with Study Abroad Poland. Study Abroad Poland took care of every possible detail! I never felt worried or lost. Right off the plane we had one of their awesome student guides pick us up. He supplied us with cell phones, helped us activate them, and showed us how to put more minutes on them. They set us up in our dorm with kitchen supplies, and after the student guide showed us around the city center of Wroclaw and took us out to dinner.
Speaking of going out, there were always outings with other students in the city offered and in other towns in Poland. If you preferred to stay in, they also offered activities in the dorm. The activities range from sing a longs to board game nights.
Life outside of the dorm was great too. I loved getting to meet and get to know my fellow students. I also loved my teachers, they were all so kind and funny. They definitely made learning fun! I can't say enough about how wonderful my experience was, and how great Study Abroad Poland is. Thanks for everything!
Submitted by kikahouchin - California State University, Chico | September 30, 2014
Study Abroad Compass in Slovakia is an amazing program. The people in the program are extremely helpful and very friendly. Not only them, but the teachers and staff at the University were friendly and took their time to help me adjust to new classes. The students were open and accepting and I can say I made friends for life. I was culturally immersed through this program and was able to make friends from all walks of life. I had the opportunity to room with a girl from Belarus and a girl from Slovakia. Through them I was able to learn and experience new cultural traditions. I am very grateful for my opportunity to study abroad and I am thankful to the people in this program. I became friends with the program representative in Bratislava and I am happy to have had her there to help me adjust and to have fun with. I couldn't be happier with this program and my experiences.
Program: Study Abroad Slovakia