Study Abroad


This program takes place at Jagiellonian University, which was founded in 1364, making it one of the oldest universities in Europe. Located in ancient Kraków, one of the most beautiful European cities, the Jagiellonian University offers foreigners a unique opportunity not only to study Polish language, culture and society, but also to experience over 600 years of its history, magnificent architecture, and art. By the mid-15th century the University had become famous far beyond the borders of Poland, and subsequently grew into Europe's leading school of astronomy, mathematics and geography. The University has always attracted many students from other countries, and among its most distinguished local students are Copernicus and Pope John Paul II. Courses for international students are taught in English and include Polish language, history, Judaic studies, literature, political science, sociology, and science. Available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Check with the Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs on the details about how to apply for the program.

The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies offers scholarships to support a full semester of study abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

Applicants for the scholarship should submit an application form, letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a current transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Bozena Sobolewska, Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, Harkness Hall, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627.