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A city of kings, popes, and poets, Krakow is a historically rich, diverse, and bustling city yet is located less than two hours from the stunning, Alp-like Tatra Mountains. These features make Poland an ideal location for those who are addicted to the great outdoors yet appreciate the subtle appeal of living in a big city. Studying at Jagiellonian University in Krakow will surely be a stand...

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Carleton College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, now operates the Women's and Gender Studies in Europe (WGSE) program previously offered by Antioch Education Abroad. Since 1984, the Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe (WGSE) program has offered students a unique opportunity to explore feminist and queer theory in practice across Western and East Central Europe. The program e...

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Take a great opportunity and study in Poland's historic capital of Krakow at the Jagiellonian University, Poland's oldest university! Juniors study Polish language and culture. Every day has a different theme and activity. All levels of Polish are available! University's Description: • The Jagiellonian University was founded in 1364 and is the oldest university in Poland and the second olde...

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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering scholarships to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Each year, the program supports over 2,000 students participating in Fall, Spring, Academic Year or Summer study ...

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The program, “Virtualization of Foundry Engineering”, is conducted on the master’s degree level in the discipline of Virtotechnology. The courses are taught in the English language. Students acquire knowledge about the technology and the relevant development trends, modern enterprise management systems, computer-aided engineering, applied mathematics, and computer science. The programs follows ...

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The KIIS summer program in East Slavic Europe program is based in the city of L'viv (Ukraine). Despite numerous wars and invasions, this thousand-year-old urban center has preserved its architectural and cultural heritage. To fully experience the wonders of this enchanting place, the classes are designed to make use of local museums, cafes, churches, universities and national institutions. Stud...

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The Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design offers a two-and-a-half-year full-time program that enables students to release their full potential. At the school, students are in the heart of a vibrant community, alive with creative energy, Students are surrounded by people who love what they do, who have ideas and talent, plans and passion. What happens in the classroom reflects what goes on eve...

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Travel across multiple countries and explore the limits of co-existence in both the “old” and “new” Europe. The program focuses on both historical and contemporary minorities: the Jews of Europe and most specifically Poland; the Roma of Northern Bohemia; the Vietnamese in Prague, the Turkish in Germany and recent refugees across European Union member states. Two of Poland’s major cities, Wa...

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UNIVERSITY OF EURO REGIONAL ECONOMY The main goal of the University is to link the education and business, as well as to prepare WSGE graduates to be professional and well educated employee. Our study programmes reflect the ministerial requirements and match the demands of an innovative economy. The education process is supported by European projects and grants. A rich variety of trai...

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Studying Abroad in Krakow

Krakow, the second largest city in Poland, leads the country in academic, cultural, and artistic life. You’ll find yourself with a multitude of options waiting on every corner. Hop onto one of the 22 trams in the city to wind up in the Grand Square, also referred to as Rynek Glowny. Hail a horse-drawn carriage and explore the areas around Wawel Castle, and the beautiful Wawel Cathedral. Even without a subway system, navigating the city of Krakow is easy – and if you can tour by foot it will undoubtedly leave you with some breathtaking photographs for your scrapbook.

Food & Culture

P is for Poland – and Pierogi! These delicious dumplings are one of Poland’s national dishes, and can be found pan-fried or boiled all over Krakow. Whether you’re in the mood for spinach, beef, cheese, or mushroom, Pierogis are a must-try for every traveler. Of course, one dish is never enough, so an order of the local Kielbasa (sausage) and Sernik (cheese cake) will satisfy even the heartiest of stomachs. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a liter of Tyskie – the most popular brew in the region.

Krakow is known for its alternative nightlife, and rightly so! With a scene for everyone, it’s not surprising that traveling students and tourists alike flock to the city every year to spend a night on the town. Inside the Grand Square, you’ll find dozens of pubs, clubs, and bars – namely Prozak 2.0, the newly renovated and re-imagined multi-level dance club that attracts locals and expats alike.

Things to Do

Looking for a mellow night? Hit up Shisha Club, Krakow’s most popular hookah lounge. With nightly events (belly dancing, anyone?), Shisha has a great vibe and great prices – and some out-of-this-world flavor combinations. For those of you trying to blur the lines between tonight and tomorrow morning, check out Frantic. You'll just have to trust the locals and experienced Krakow visitors. 

The city of Krakow is an eclectic collection of architectural wonders – as the city evolved over time, so did the tastes and trends in architectural style. From a historical standpoint, there are several must-sees located across the city. Main Market Square (Grand Square) is home to towering spires and daunting palaces. A blend of Renaissance and Gothic era architecture, this area offers some of the most picturesque shots you could ever find, especially with the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) and St. Mary’s Basilica looming overhead. Don’t skip out on the Barbican, one of three such military fortifications still standing in all of Europe; this ancient outpost was once connected to the original city walls of Krakow.

Lastly, for more active students, a trip to Kościuszko Mound is definitely in order, while it is a bit further removed than other attractions, it offers a view of the entire city and the Vistula River. Standing over 300 metres (or over 1,00 feet) above sea level, this artificial mound was constructed in 1823 and offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views in all of Europe.

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