Business Summer School: At a Glance

University: Wroclaw University of Economics
Fields of Study: Business, Economics
Dates: July 04, 2017 to July 19, 2017
Credit: 4
Deadlines: May 12, 2017
Price: $2,900
Housing: Residence Hall
Minimum Age: 18

Program Highlights:

This summer program is entitled “International Entrepreneurship – A Central European Perspective” at Wroclaw University of Economics. During the course you’ll attend lectures taught by prominent university professors in the morning, and in the afternoon you’ll meet with local business people to discuss current issues. This is a great way to learn about business issues first hand from people working in the field!

 

The University:

Wroclaw University of Economics is one of the top five economics universities in Poland. Altogether it employs 784 academic teachers and has 18,000 students. The university is conveniently located in downtown Wroclaw.

 

The City:

Wroclaw is located in Lower Silesia, and it is the fourth largest city in Poland. Most visitors remember it as a city of quaint bridges and canals (there are 12 islands and 112 bridges!). It also called the cultural center of the region due to its museums, tourist sites, theaters, galleries, music festivals, and numerous cultural events. There are wonderful restaurants and green parks, making it an attractive study abroad location. Moreover, within the city there are 13 institutions of higher education, so there are plenty of college students to meet!

Courses & Descriptions:

The summer school entitled “International Entrepreneurship – A Central European Perspective” consists of 60 teaching hours. You can earn 4 semester credits. The course is divided into two parts:

Part 1: International Business Management and Strategy

– International Human Resources Management
-Strategic Entrepreneur – a business simulation game

Part 2: Economics and Business Finance

-Business Finance for Entrepreneurs
-Financial Investments

Your daily classes will run from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. In the afternoons you will also have some organized academic activities, i.e. meetings with business people, field trips, discussions, etc.

 

Sample Course Listing

WUE International Entrepreneurship - Credits: 4

Transfer Credit:

Wroclaw University of Economics 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 are available on our scholarships page.

 

Application Deadline(s):

May 12, 2017

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 Wroclaw Univeristy of Economics there are lots of Polish students as well as a large group of exchange students, so you are bound to have a truly international experience!

Enjoy the Cosmopolitan City

Wroclaw is a cosmopolitan city – overflowing with cultural and social events. It is a perfect setting for a college campus. Wroclaw University of Economics is located in the heart of the Old Town.

Live, Eat, Breathe History

A little bit of history can be uncovered on every one of Wroclaw’s streets – the Old Town and the numerous monuments and museums will teach you about Poland’s rich history.

Get a Bang for Your Buck

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

Prices

  • $2,900

What's Included

Tuition and Fees

The program includes full tuition and fees at the Wroclaw University of Economics. Upon acceptance students are required to pay an $900 deposit to reserve their place on the program. The deposit will be applied to the full program fee.

Housing & 2 Meals a Day

During the program you’ll live in a double room in a residence hall in Wroclaw. This is a great way to meet other students and get involved in student activities. You will also have 2 meals a day in the student cafeteria (breakfast and lunch).

Airport Transfers

In order to make your arrival go smoothly, your Program Director will meet you at Wroclaw 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 Wroclaw, 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 Wroclaw, we’ll provide you with a transportation pass that can be used on all buses and trams.

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 Wroclaw, museum trips, art galleries, films, concerts, and many more. There will be 2 overnight trips to Warsaw and Krakow.

Health Insurance

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

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.

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

Spending Money

Wroclaw 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

Generally textbooks are much cheaper in Poland and professors use a lot of readers and photo copies rather than expensive books. You should plan on bringing $100 per term for books.

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.