Summer in Kraków

Krakow, Poland: June  – July

Reimagining Poland: History and Literature in the 20th Century


Program description:

Taking advantage of the location of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, this program explores the emergence of modernity in Polish culture and arts. Students will become familiar with the development of history and culture of this region of Central Europe. UIC History Professor and Hejna Chair in the History of Poland, Keely Stauter-Halsted, will be leading the program.


  • History of Poland in the 20th Century
  • Polish Arts and Culture in the 20th Century
  • Survival Polish Language Course

Special features:

  • Guided tours of Krakow’s most famous sites: Old Town, Kazimierz, Wawel, and more!
  • Day study tour to Auschwitz
  • Two day study tour to Polish Highlands – Zakopane
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners


Upon arrival in Krakow, students will attend an orientation, which will include health and safety recommendations, cultural information, and a guided tour of Krakow.


The program fee of $2995 includes tuition, housing, daily breakfast, airport transfers, public transportation pass, welcome and farewell dinners, orientation and excursions. Additional expenses include: airfare, most meals and personal expenses.

Deadline for applications:

March, of every year

For more information please contact:

Irina Krymova
Study Abroad Office
502 University Hall
(312) 413 7662