PROGRAM FEATURES

AN UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY

  • To learn about environmental problems and potential solutions in the context of a former communist country making the transition to a free market
  • To take courses in English in a non-English speaking country, while still gaining significant exposure to the culture and learning enough basic conversational Polish to survive
  • To travel throughout the region as part of the course "Environmental Science and Policy in Central and Eastern Europe" which includes field trips throughout Poland and a one-week environmental tour of the Czech Republic
TIME & LOCATION

  • Spring semester only, based in Krakow, the medieval capital of Poland, begins early February and ends mid-June
  • Includes orientation program and intensive Polish language instruction (survival Polish) and lectures on Polish culture and history
  • Close proximity to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest and the Tatra range of the Carpathian Mountains
AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS

OTHER FEATURES

  • The environmental program is coordinated closely with the Poland Program of Swarthmore's Theatre and Dance departments, including an orientation program and dormitory housing. A theatre or dance course may be taken by students in the Environmental Program
  • All program costs, living expenses, and basic travel costs, including airfare to Poland, are covered for enrolled Swarthmore College students. Financially aided students receive their normal aid package