Study Abroad Compass
Study Abroad Compass Programs
Spend a summer or academic year in Prague and transfer college credit to your major! Study Abroad Czech Republic invites you to study abroad in the enchanting city of Prague....
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 in Poland, but you're not sure how to do it? Would you like to save thousands on student loans and gain an internationally...
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...
Study Abroad Compass Reviews
Great semester in Bratislava!
Submitted by Marina Pharis - - | February 22, 2017
Having this experience studying in Bratislava through Compass, I can say without doubt that my experience was remarkable and full of amazing memories. Studying at Comenius University not only give me the opportunity to live in the area of the world in which I have been studying but also experience university in a foreign setting. While in Bratislava, one my favorite things was being able to make friends from all over the world as well being able to travel to other parts of Slovakia and other countries in Europe. My time abroad in Bratislava has given me a unique perspective on just how amazing studying and living in Bratislava is.
Program: Study Abroad Slovakia
Self-designed experience for a great price
Submitted by Michelle Chavez - Cedar Crest College | February 05, 2017
I studied at the University of Warsaw in the capital city for a semester, which for Poland is from October to the end of January. For the price that I paid, the experience was certainly worth it! The program does not have you enter the university as a student, but you do take classes there. Since you are not a student, you do not dorm at the university, but live in the city with another person or family. I was living just a block away from the Palace of Culture with an older lady. Because of that, I was able to try out my Polish learning and learn from her as well. The set up of the program was really a free-spirit kind of feeling, where it was up to me to figure out how I was going to spend my time in Poland. I was able to travel to different cities on my own or with my on-site coordinator, as well as visit other countries in Europe. Socializing was a bit difficult since I was the only one from the program that semester, so I had to go out into the city and make friends, as well as make friends with other classmates. I was able to use my grants and loans with this program, so I didn't have to pay much out of pocket for this experience. I didn't get much information before my arrival about where I would be staying or the date I should arrive until I requested it. Overall, the experience is one that you can craft for yourself, so anything really is possible while abroad! If you enjoy having that freedom, then this program will be excellent for you!
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.