KRAKOW: API

Krakow, Poland

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - late August - mid December
  • Spring Semester - mid January - mid May
  • Summer 2 Semester - Late June-Late July

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Summer 2 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Sciences Semester (IPHSS) Program: Students who choose to study abroad in Krakow with API complete courses offered in English by the Jagiellonian University of Krakow’s IPHSS. The curriculum of the IPHSS 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. All students are REQUIRED to take a Polish language course during the semester sessions, plus 3 additional courses in English.

Polish Language and Culture Summer Session: API students 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. 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.

Students who choose to study abroad in Krakow complete their courses at Jagiellonian University. Founded in 1364 by King Kazimierz the Great, it is Poland’s oldest university and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Students complete classes in English with visiting students in Jagiellonian’s Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Sciences. The university offers Polish language, civilization and culture classes. Students can also take up to two classes per semester with Polish students that are taught in English in American studies, business and communications, European studies, psychology, sociology and more. Whether students choose to focus on Polish studies or take classes in other disciplines, living and studying in Krakow provides an incredible education.

Courses

  • Fall/Spring Semester: Students enroll in 4 courses, earning 16 NU credits
    • All students are required to take a Polish language course for a total of 4 semester credits in the fall or spring. Classes are taught at all levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and are conducted in Polish. All other courses are taught in English. Students who have previously studied Polish complete a placement exam at the beginning of the semester to determine their level. Otherwise, students are placed in the beginning level.
    • Students will indicate course choices on application and then complete course registration upon arrival in Poland. When seeking approval for courses at their home university prior to departure, students should select courses only from the IPHSS course listings. The list of classes with Polish students that are taught in English is not released until after API students have arrived in Poland.
    • Students must enroll in a minimum of three classes from the IPHSS program offerings (plus the Polish language course) before they become eligible to select any courses from other departments/programs. Thus, students are only allowed to select a maximum of two courses from departments outside the IPHS.
  • Summer Semester Non-Intensive Track: Students enroll in 2 courses, earning 8 NU credits
  • All summer students are required to take one Polish language course. Students complete a placement exam on-site to determine their level and are placed in one of the following courses. The summer program offers two additional levels (A0 and D) that are not taught during the semester.
  • Students complete additional courses (each meeting 1.5 hours per day), the equivalent of 4 NU credits.
  • All courses are taken with other American and international students.

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Host University

Students who choose to study abroad in Krakow complete their courses at Jagiellonian University. Founded in 1364 by King Kazimierz the Great, it is Poland’s oldest university and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Students complete classes in English with visiting students in Jagiellonian’s Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Sciences. The university offers Polish language, civilization and culture classes. Students can also take up to two classes per semester with Polish students that are taught in English in American studies, business and communications, European studies, psychology, sociology and more. Whether students choose to focus on Polish studies or take classes in other disciplines, living and studying in Krakow provides an incredible education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.75
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application
    • Completed online API application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • University Contact Information Form (available once API online application completed)
    • Official Transcript
    • Course Pre-registration Form (indicate alternate courses as well)
    • One letter of recommendation
    • 2 passport-sized photos
    • Students must pay the $150 application fee (due upon submission of the application) and the $400 confirmation payment (due approximately 2 weeks after acceptance) directly to API.  These payments will then be applied to the total cost of program lodging and insurance.  These payments are necessary to guarantee your commitment and place on the program.

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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Poland, Krakow: API Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Summer 2 2014: $10,295

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Poland, Krakow: API Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

Accommodations

Semester/academic year students in Krakow will live with 1-4 other students in apartments. Facilities will include a kitchen, bathroom, washing machine and living and sleeping areas. Most apartments are a 15 minute tram ride or 25-30 minutes walking distance from the university.

Summer students live in student dorms; meals are included in the accommodations fee.

Destination

This former capital of Poland has always been famous for itsbeauty, 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. That iswhy Krakow is included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.St. Mary's Church, with its dark blue ceiling lined with stars, andthe 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!