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Poland, Summer 2017

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Summer 2017

I) Summary

Location: Krakow and Szczawnica, Poland

Dates: July 2 – July 30, 2017

Credits Offered: 6 Credits

Application Deadline: March 20, 2017  Deadline extended to April 6, 2017!

PLEASE NOTE: All Poland Summer 2017 applicants must hand in the original application along with 2 extra copies. In addition, all applicants need to submit the accommodation form.

Financial Aid: TAP, Pell, Student Loans

Scholarships: Chancellor’s Global Scholarship, Tomaszkiewicz-Florio scholarship, Gilman

Program Fee: $1,000.00 (estimate) includes a shared room, 2 meals/day in Krakow and 3 meals/day in Szczawnica, excursions, cultural activities, and international health and travel insurance. TUITION and AIRFARE are NOT included in the program fee. All students are responsible for arriving at their study abroad location by the first day of the program; this may mean flying the day before.

Payment Schedule: $350 application fee and deposit is due with the application. $650 (program fee balance; estimate) is due April 25, 2017. Payments must be made with certified check or money order. NO CASH, PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS.

Students are responsible for meeting the payment deadline regardless of funding source, i.e. Macaulay Opportunities Fund, loans, or any other type of financial aid. Late fees will be applied to all delayed payments (see Education Abroad Application Instructions and Policies).

II) Program Description

The program, organized in cooperation with the Kosciuszko Foundation and offered at the prestigious Jagiellonian University, includes intensive Polish language instruction in the morning (available from beginner through advanced levels) and at least one of the afternoon lectures. A second lecture may be added at no extra cost.

Students live in double occupancy rooms at Dom Studenta "Piast," 5 tram stops from the Old Town, the most interesting part of the city. Breakfasts and dinners are served in the cafeteria, conveniently located on the way from the dorm to the building, where classes are held.

This year the students will stay in Krakow for the first 3 weeks while for the final week they will be moved to Szczawnica, a lovely mountain resort, known for its mineral waters.

The classes will be complemented by guided tours of the Krakow's Old Town and the Wawel Royal Castle, as well as by excursions to such places as Pieniny Mountains for a raft ride on the Dunajec River, ski-resort town of Zakopane, Auschwitz Memorial, Wieliczka Salt Mines or Pieskowa Skala Castle.

Tomaszkiewicz-Florio scholarship

Full-time students of Polish descent, who are US citizens or permanent residents and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, may apply for the Tomaszkiewicz-Florio scholarship. These students have to provide the following: official transcript, financial form, 2 letters of reference from professors, and a well reasoned essay (minimum 2 pages) on why they are applying to the program, the reason for their choice of lecture classes and what it is that fascinates them about Poland (the same essay can serve as the personal statement required for the program application). There is also a $35.00 scholarship application fee. Checks need to be made to "Kosciuszko Foundation." The scholarship application should be brought to the Education Abroad Office at the same time as the program application.

*The scholarship, if received, will be in the amount of $1,360. The decisions will be made late May-early June.

Credits & Grades

Students in this program may receive 6 credits. Note: Students will only receive credits if their grade is "C" or better. Letter grades for this program will appear on the transcript, but will not count towards their Hunter GPA.

III) Costs of Attendance

Tuition $1,650.00
Program Fee $1,000.00 (estimate)
Not included in Program Fee (estimates):
Airfare $1,100.00
Additional Meals    $140.00
Local Transportation $120.00
TOTAL (estimate) $4,010.00

IV) Further Inquiries

Academic Inquiries
Faculty: Prof. Czeslaw Karkowski
Russian and Slavic Studies
Office: HW1331
Phone: (212)-650-3141

Administrative Inquiries
Education Abroad Office, Room E1447
Office Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (212) 772-4983
Fax: (212) 772-5005

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