When you study abroad in Poland, you’ll spend your school year learning a new language, exploring a new culture, and experiencing living history! This year-long program gives you the opportunity to live with a Polish host family and go to school in your community. You’ll also get to learn the Polish language by being surrounded by it 24/7. Poland has been an important country throughout European history and despite being at the heart of much destruction during World War II, it has kept much of its cultural heritage remarkably intact. Poland is home to 14 United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites, so there are endless spots to explore and make your own.
Things to know
Polish culture and society are very much centered on family life and enjoying meals together. Families will usually gather on Sundays to have lunch with immediate and extended family members. The country is predominantly Catholic, and religion often plays a large part in daily Polish culture.