The intensive Polish language course is taught on different levels by experienced and competent teachers. If you are a beginner, it will allow you to quickly learn the basics of the language, necessary in some important communication situations (conversations at the post office, the train station, at the doctor’s, shopping, asking for directions, etc.). More advanced students will have a chance to develop their speaking, reading, writing and grammar skills.
Nicolas Copernicus University (NCU) is the largest academic center in northern Poland with over 42,000 students. The university’s international reputation, especially in the sciences, attracts both research scientists and students from all over the globe. NCU was established in 1945, but its roots go back to the 16th century when it started as a school that educated the youth of that time period. Modern-day Torun, with over 220,000 inhabitants, is not only a university town but also an important cultural center. Numerous museums, galleries and, above all, a variety of cultural events contribute to this Gothic city’s unique atmosphere.
Picturesquely situated on the Vistula River in northern Poland, Torun makes an unforgettable impression on visitors. The city is filled with quaint medieval cobblestone streets winding around the ruins of a 13th-century castle built by the Teutonic Knights. Its well-preserved architecture includes examples of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and neo-Gothic buildings. Because of its architectural variety and beauty, Torun was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. It is also famous for being the birthplace and childhood home of the renowned astronomer Mikolaj Kopernik (Nicolas Copernicus).
Courses & Descriptions:
The classes are held on the main campus of Nicolaus Copernicus University. The Center of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners is located in Collegium Maius, a historic building which initially served as the administrative offices for the university, and which today houses the university’s Faculty of Languages. Collegium Maius is situated on the edge of Torun’s historic Old Town, which makes it an attractive meeting place for people interested in art and literature. Student residence halls, cafeterias, and clubs are all within easy reach of Collegium Maius.
The classes start at 8:30 AM and last 5 teaching hours a day. In addition, twice a week students can participate in lectures on Polish social and political life, Polish culture and literature, taught in English. In the afternoons there are a variety of cultural and social events.
Nicolaus Copernicus 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.
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. You can earn 8 credits.
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.
May 05, 2017 - Summer
May 05, 2017 - Summer 2
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.