Business, Economics: At a Glance

University: Lazarski University
Fields of Study: Business, Economics, Law, International Relations
Dates: February 10, 2017 to June 16, 2017 - Spring
September 28, 2017 to February 09, 2018 - Fall
September 29, 2017 to June 15, 2018 - Academic Year
September 29, 2017 to June 15, 2018 - Full Degree
Credit: 16-18 - Spring
16-18 - Fall
32-36 - Academic Year
32-36 per year - Full Degree
Deadlines: November 30, 2016 - Spring
June 28, 2017 - Fall
June 29, 2017 - Academic Year
June 29, 2017 - Full Degree
Price: $8,500 - Spring
$8,500 - Fall
$16,450 - Academic Year
$16,450/year - Full Degree
Housing: Residence Hall
Minimum Age: 18

Program Highlights:

Lazarski University is one of the top ranking private universities in Poland. This program offers a wide variety of courses taught in English, which are ideal for students studying business, economics, European studies, law, international relations, and public administration. The small student body ensures an excellent student-to-teacher ratio and individual attention. Lazarski strives to prepare its students for successful careers and believes that the knowledge that they have gained will serve them well in their lives. The University offers you a wonderful opportunity for challenging yourself intellectually and developing strong skills of intellectual inquiry. Your fellow colleagues will be Polish students as well other international students, and there will be frequent extra-curricular activities to keep you busy throughout the program.

The University:

Since its inception, Lazarski University has become one of the top ranking private universities in Poland. Lazarski University offers a wide variety of courses taught in English. These courses are ideal for students studying business, economics, European studies, law, international relations, and public administration.

In recent years, Lazarski University has been undergoing the process of Americanization in order to become an American university. The university has already received full accreditation from the Delaware Department of Education. Therefore, while studying at Lazarski you can be sure that you’re getting the highest level of teaching which follows the American model of education.

Lazarski University’s campus is located the middle of Warsaw, and it comfortably accommodates its more than 4000 students. The campus facilities include computer labs, a large library, bookstore, copy shop, cafeteria, doctor’s office and a chapel. Your fellow colleagues will be Polish students as well other international students, and there will be frequent extra-curricular activities to keep you busy throughout the semester.

The City:

With a population of more 1.7 million people, Warsaw is an ideal location for those of you who like the big city life. It became the country’s capital in 1596 when King Zygmunt III moved the royal residence there from Krakow. Since then Warsaw has witnessed many hardships (it was almost completely destroyed during WW II), but it has emerged as a cosmopolitan city and the business center of the country. Here you can find modern architecture juxtaposed with carefully-restored palaces and castles. The city boasts a beautiful Old Town and many theaters, museums, monuments, restaurants, and parks. And since it is home to a number of large universities, there are plenty of college students to meet and socialize with.

Courses & Descriptions:

Semester/Academic Year

At Lazarski University, you can take 3 to 5 courses of your choice. Most courses are worth 45 hours (3 semester credits).

All courses are taught in English. For students that want to learn Polish a language course is available. If you are fluent in Polish it might be possible to attend some of the university’s regular courses taught in Polish. Please contact us for more details.

You can earn between 12 and 18 semester credits.

You are also invited to attend the numerous lectures taught by well-known visiting professors coming from 53 universities around the world. This is a great way to complement your studies!

Full-Degree (BA, MA)

It’s also possible to complete your full BA or MA degree here. Apply as a freshman or as a transfer student! Lazarski offers full-degree programs Business Economics, Business Administration, and International Relations. No Polish necessary – the language on instruction is English. The Degrees are awarded by Lazarski University and are internationally recognized. Some programs have dual degrees awarded by the University of Wales in the UK.

Sample Course Listing

LAZ Consumer Behavior - Credits: 3

LAZ International Financial Markets - Credits: 3

LAZ Managerial Economics - Credits: 3

LAZ History of Economic Thought - Credits: 3

LAZ National & International Security - Credits: 3

LAZ International Financial Markets - Credits: 3

LAZ Polish Foreign Policy - Credits: 3

LAZ Research Methods of IR - Credits: 3

LAZ The World Economy – A Retrospective View - Credits: 3

LAZ Principles of Marketing - Credits: 3

LAZ EU Business Law - Credits: 3

LAZ Current Issues of European and Global Economy - Credits: 3

Transfer Credit:

Lazarski University is fully accredited by the Polish Ministry of Education. Most colleges and universities allow you to transfer credit from courses taken abroad. Before applying it’s important to speak with the study abroad advisor at your home institution to obtain pre-approval for your courses and determine how many credits you’ll receive. Every educational institution has different policies about transferring credit, so we encourage you to follow your institution’s regulations. Usually the number of credits that you receive depends on the number of teaching hours. Following the American system, we suggest awarding 1 semester credit for every 15 hours of class time or 1 quarter credit for every 10 hours of class time.

After completing the program, we’ll send your registrar or study abroad advisor an official transcript with the course titles, course hours, and grades. Your university will need this transcript to transfer credit.

Financial Aid:

It is possible to transfer your financial aid to pay for some or all of the program costs. The first step is to check with your home institution’s financial aid advisor before applying. Since every home institution has different rules, only your advisor can tell you what kind of aid can transfer. Study Abroad Poland is happy to provide you with a certificate of enrollment or any other documents that your university might require.

Scholarships available on our scholarships page.

Application Deadline(s):

November 30, 2016 - Spring

June 28, 2017 - Fall

June 29, 2017 - Academic Year

June 29, 2017 - Full Degree

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Applying for our programs is simple! Fill out the on-line application form and wait for more information from us.

Why Study Here

Meet a Diverse Student Body

At Lazarski University there is a small student body with a mixture of Polish and exchange students, so you are bound to have a truly international experience!

Enjoy the Cosmopolitan City

Warsaw is a cosmopolitan capital city – overflowing with cultural and social events. It is a perfect setting for a college campus. Even though Lazarski University has a small campus it is modern and students have planty of places to study and meet other students. University organizes a lot of activities and professors and students know each other well.

Live, Eat, Breathe History

A little bit of history can be uncovered on every one of Warsaw’s streets – the historic Old Town was completely restored after WW II to its original state and the numerous monuments and museums teach about Poland’s rich history.

Get a Bang for Your Buck

Warsaw is an affordable destination – your dollar still goes a long way!

Be in the Center of It All

Located in the heart of Europe, Warsaw is the perfect home base for your travels to other European cities such as Paris, Rome, Budapest, Berlin, etc.

Prices

  • $8,500 - Spring
  • $8,500 - Fall
  • $16,450 - Academic Year
  • $16,450/year - Full Degree

What's Included

Tuition and Fees

The program includes full tuition and fees at Lazarski University.

Official Transcript

Two months after completing the program, we’ll send your home university an official transcript from Lazarski University. This allows you to transfer credit back to your university (with prior approval from your advisor). The transcript contains the course title, grade, and credit hours for each course.

Housing

Students live in double rooms at a residence hall. Single rooms are available for an additional fee. The rooms are furnished with beds, closets, desks, refrigerator and bathroom. An Internet connection is available and students can take advantage of a shared kitchenette on the floor.

Program Director

Throughout the program, you’ll receive on-site support from the Program Director. The director will meet you at the airport, lead the orientation session, organize activities, and be available 24 hours a day.

Airport Transfers

In order to make your arrival go smoothly, your Program Director will meet you at Warsaw International Airport. He/she will take you in a taxi to your apartment and help you move in. At the end of the program, the Director will also take you to the airport before departure.

In-country Orientation

You’ll take part in a 2-day orientation session at the beginning of the program. The Program Director will provide you with helpful advice and tips for living in Warsaw, review the schedule of activities for the program, distribute cell phones, and teach a survival Polish class.

Use of a Pre-Paid Cell Phone

During the orientation session you’ll be provided with a cell phone and a number of initial minutes. You’ll be responsible for recharging your phone with minutes. A cell phone is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family back home. Also, text messaging is a popular and economical way to communicate with your friends in Poland.

Transportation Pass

To help you travel smoothly around Warsaw, we’ll provide you with a transportation pass that can be used on all buses, trams, and the subway.

Activities & Excursions

Activities and excursions will be planned throughout the program. These are designed to help you get to know the Polish culture better. Some sample activities include a tour of Warsaw, museum trips, art galleries, films, concerts, and many more. There will also be weekend trips to Krakow (including the Wieliczka Salt Mines and Auschwitz) and Wroclaw.

Health Insurance

You’ll be provided with a short-term accident and sickness medical plan that is designed especially for students studying abroad.

International Student Identity Card

All students are issued a complimentary International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which gives you great student discounts on airfare, rail passes, accommodation, sightseeing, food, shopping and more. Over 40,000 discounts are available around the world!

What You'll Need

Meals

Meals are not included, but you will have a kitchen available in your apartment/residence hall so that you can cook your own meals. Food is very affordable in Warsaw. Many students also like to eat out. There are small cafes and quaint restaurants close to the university for you to enjoy.

Spending Money

Warsaw is an affordable European city to live in. You will need to bring spending money for food, personal items, additional travel, and entertainment.

Round-trip Airfare to Poland

Student travel agencies provide great deals on airfare to Poland. The average round-trip ticket costs around $800.

Textbooks

Student travel agencies provide great deals on airfare to Poland. Some good places to check are STA Travel and Student Universe. The average round-trip ticket costs around $800.

Pre-paid Phone Cards for Your Cell

At the beginning of the program you will be provided with a Polish cell phone and an initial amount of minutes (ca. $30). During the program you will need to purchase your own phone cards to refill your minutes. Your Program Director will show you where to buy these.