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  • Locations: Warsaw, Poland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Who Approved: Tulane applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/03/2018 09/28/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Major: Economics, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Literature, Political Science, Sociology
Program Description:

CIEE Warsaw: Central European Studies Program

Warsaw, Poland


About the Program | Warsaw,Poland | Eligibility
Fields of Study | Academic Culture | Student Life | Housing | Helpful Links

About the Program
The CIEE Study Center is located at the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw, Poland. Established in 1906, the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) is the oldest and largest economics university in Poland. The CIEE office at WSE serves not only as the administrative center of the program but also as an important meeting place for students and teachers alike. The office also houses a modest collection of books for student use, a computer with internet access, and a small student lounge area. The program is designed for students in the fields of Economics and Social Sciences who also have an interest in Poland and Central Europe.
In addition to Polish language and CIEE content courses, students on the CIEE Warsaw program may also choose from a wide selection of courses at the Warsaw School of Economics. WSE boasts 12,000 students and a teaching staff of 930 and offers programs in economics, international economics, statistics, computer science, demography and public-sector economics.

Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, the capital of Poland since the early seventeenth century, is located on the banks of the Vistula River. The city's origins date back to the thirteenth century. During World War II, Warsaw's population was decimated and 85% of its buildings were destroyed. Today Warsaw has 1.25 million inhabitants and takes great pride in its painstakingly accurate renovation of the Old Town District. The strong musical and theatrical traditions of Poland are reflected in Warsaw, with many important drama, music, and film festivals taking place there throughout the year. Warsaw is a bustling city at the center of Poland’s economic and cultural life, and a thriving Central European capital. Enjoy the many theaters, museums, cafés, and and buzzing nightlife while studying abroad in the most rapidly growing city in Central Europe.

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Previous coursework with Central or Eastern European content strongly recommended
Fields of Study
Polish language, Central European politics, literature, history, and economics

Academic Culture
Established in 1989, the study abroad 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.

Established in 1906, the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) is the oldest and largest economics university in Poland, with 17,000 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.

CIEE courses are primarily taken by CIEE students, although Polish or other international students occasionally participate. Participants who enroll in Warsaw School of Economics courses take classes with CIEE, Polish, and other international students.

Student Life
In addition to the courses you will take through CIEE, you will get involved with the Polish community through volunteer opportunities, excursions and site visits. The semester starts with a mandatory, weeklong orientation conducted in Warsaw at the beginning of the program, which introduces you to the country, language, culture, and academic program, and provides practical information about living in Warsaw. A mandatory two-week Survival Polish course is an integral part of orientation and will help you with phonetics and learning phrases for everyday life situations. You'll benefit from ongoing orientation and cultural learning through their associations with CIEE Polish “Buddies,” local SGH students recruited to assist CIEE students.
Each semester, CIEE organizes excursions to various museums, events, and cultural activities around Warsaw. These excursions include a visit to Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot and the European Solidarity Center and Immigration Museum; Kraków, Wieliczka, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum; and Lublin to explore the town’s Jewish heritage. CIEE will work to engage students as much as possible in local culture and daily life in order to maximize your integration in your host city. 

Students on the CIEE Program in Warsaw 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 10-minute walk from the dormitory. Meals may be taken at a student cafeteria, in restaurants, and cafés in Warsaw, or may be prepared in the dormitory.

Helpful Links 
CIEE Warsaw Program at WSE Website

Contact Past Participants
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