Warsaw, Poland

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  • Fall Semester - Late August - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Pending

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)

The program is intended for students who have an interest in Poland and Central Europe, as well as political, social, and/or economic transformation from a state controlled to a democratic market-based system.

Established in 1989, the program provides a broad-based academic program combined with an in-country cultural experience. The program offers students Polish language instruction and a series of specially designed courses in such fields as Central European politics, literature, history, and economics, as well as the option to enroll in Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) courses taught in English or Polish. The goals of the Central European Studies program are to help students gain a greater understanding of Central Europe, with specific emphasis on the Polish perspective and experience, while learning more about business practices and economics in Poland and the European Union through courses at the Warsaw School of Economics.


All CIEE courses are taught in English. Course content is country and region specific. The teaching method tends to be lectures, although most professors welcome discussion. CIEE courses generally meet twice a week for 1.5 hours. CIEE students are registered at the Warsaw School of Economics as full time students and are granted WSE student IDs. All students are required to take a Polish language course. Polish language classes are taught at all levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and are conducted in Polish. All other contact courses are taught in English.

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Host University

Established in 1906, the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) is the oldest and largest economics university in Poland, with 16,000 students. Located close to the city center, WSE offers programs in economics, management, statistics, computer science, demography, and public-sector economics. WSE has developed close contacts with universities and institutes abroad, and its academic staff plays an active role in the private sector and state administration, as well as in numerous domestic and international organizations.

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

    • Online OISP Application
    • Completed online CIEE application

      • Upload a photocopy of your passport ID page to the CIEE online application
      • Upload your NEU transcript to the CIEE online application
      • The Home School Nomination forms will be completed online (Completed by your OISP coordinator).
      • One evaluation. If a program has a language prerequisite, the evaluation must be a language evaluation. The CIEE online application will prompt students and will send an email to their evaluator
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    Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). 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.


    CIEE students live together in double rooms in a Warsaw School of Economics dormitory, with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Polish and other international students live in the dormitory as well. The dormitory is located very close to the campus, and city bus and tramway stops. The metro station is a short ten minute walk from the dormitory. Meals are available at any of the various student cafeterias or in restaurants and cafes in Warsaw or may be prepared in the dormitory. Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student.


    A relatively young city by Polish standards, Warsaw was founded in the 14th century and became the nation's capital in 1596. Warsaw is a bustling city at the center of Poland's economic and cultural life, and a thriving Central European capital. It has an excellent public transportation system and is easily navigable. The city is divided by the Vistula River, and has many parks, royal palaces, and a colorful Old Town area. Enjoy the many theaters, museums, cafes, and discos while studying in the most rapidly growing city in Central Europe.