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  • Locations: Krakow, Poland; Moszna, Poland; Poznan, Poland; Zakopane, Poland
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Duration: Semester Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Language of Instruction: English
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore NC State Students Only: Yes
Program Type: Group Provider: NC State
High Impact Experiences: Research Opportunities Additional Requirements: None
Program Coordinator: Maura McCarthy College or Unit: College of Sciences
Program Description:
Geared to STEM majors, this program allows students to engage in coursework and provides research opportunities at one of the best universities in Poland -- all in English! On-site support from NC State faculty and excursions are included. The program is nearly the same cost as attending NC State on-campus classes even with airfare!
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Study at a top university in Poland! Students will engage in coursework and labs taught by Adam Mickiewicz University, a world-class institution with brand new facilities in Poznan, a historic riverside city. This program provides additional on-site support services from NC State faculty for a full semester. Choose from about twenty courses in a number of STEM (and other) fields for a full-time courseload. This program includes a six day visit to Krakow and Zakopane and excursions to cities such as Warsaw and Obrzyscko. 

Students will choose from courses in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, International Relations, Modern European History, and Polish language. All courses will use NC State curricula and materials. Course availability will be pending departmental approval and subject to meeting minimum enrollment. 

See attached course list. Accepted students will have the opportunity to indicate course interest.

NC State Program Cost
$7,550 estimated
Budget Sheet

Program Dates
August 1 - December 11, 2018

Poznan, Poland

Dr. Stefan Franzen

2.75+ GPA
Not on active disciplinary probation
Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester

The Location (section header)

Poznan, Poland is a modern city of approximately 700,000 people that has a long cultural heritage as one of the first capital cities in Poland. While the city has undergone growth and renovation over the past decade, it still retains its historic feel with the colorful architecture in the old town center.  Poznan is a very student-friendly city, where every fourth citizen is a student. Poznan is three hours by train from Berlin to the west and Warsaw to the east. Most European capitals are accessible within two hours by plane. 

Poznan historic architecture
  Poznan modern city



Adam Mickiewicz University is the major academic institution in Poznan and one of the top universities in Poland. The University was founded in 1919 and currently its student population is nearly 40,000 students, including over 1,000 international students.

Coursework and laboratory courses will be held at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, a world class university with brand new facilities and an excellent faculty. All courses will be taught in English, utilizing the NC State course syllabi. Depending on the course, instruction may include in-person meetings led by Adam Mickiewicz University faculty, distance education instruction taught by NC State faculty, and AMU teaching assistants who will meet several times each week to review the material and assist with coursework. 

NC State Course Options include: 
  • 1. General Chemistry CH201 (3 credits) and CH202 lab (1 credit)
    2. Organic Chemistry CH221/223 (3 credits) and CH222/224 lab (1 credit)
    3. Physical Chemistry CH433 and CH331
    4. Physics PY205/208 (3 credits) and PY206/209 lab (1 credit)
    5. Biology BIO181 (4 credits) and BIO183 (4 credits)
    6. General Microbiology MB351 and MB352 lab
    7. Anatomy BIO240 and lab (same course number)
    8. Genetics GN311 and GEN 312
    9. Calculus III MA242
    10. Differential Equations MA341
    11. Linear Algebra MA405
    12. Analysis MA225
    13. Statistics ST311 and ST370 (3 credits)
    14. Electrical Engineering (ECE200 and ECE209)
    15. Mechanical Engineering (MAE206)
    16. Aeronautical Engineering (MAE251)
    17. Beginning Polish language (FL295) (3 credits)
    18. Modern Polish History (HI395)
    19. International Relations (PS231)
    20. Health and Fitness, Physical Education (HESF 101)
  • 21. Engineering Mechanics - Statics (CE 214)
  • 22. Calculus for Life and Management Sciences (MA 231) [tentative]
  • 23. Introduction to Computer Programming (CSC 113) [tentative]

Courses must meet a minimum enrollment to be offered. Students will have the opportunity to express interest in which courses they would like to enroll at the time of application, and select their final courses upon acceptance. Following course selection, students will self-register using provided instructions. Students may not enroll in 2 basic chemistry courses at once. 

Students will live in the Polonez Student Dorm in standard double or triple accommodation rooms with built-in bathrooms. The cost of housing will be included in the program cost, but students will be responsible for a 1000 PLN ($280) refundable cash deposit upon move-in. Meals will not be included in the program cost, but the residence hall will have a community kitchen with some shared appliances and cooking tools. Some group meals will be provided during group excursions. For more information on housing arrangements, students can explore the website or view photos from a previous visit
Schedule is forthcoming. 

Travel Docs
Apply for a passport ASAP. If you already have a passport, make sure that it will be valid for 6 months from your return date. Students will need to apply for a visa, as is required for stays longer than 90 days or to work or study in Poland.  Visit the Embassy of Poland’s website for the most current visa information, including instructions and application.


This program is considered a low-cost program, as the total estimated expenses are within $1,000 of the cost of attendance at NC State for full-time undergraduate students. (In fact, the Poland: Global STEM Semester program is within $200 of the cost of attendance!) See the program budget sheet for a breakdown of the estimate program cost.

Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.

NC State Faculty Directors
Dr. Stefan Franzen -
Dr. Paul Mozdziak -
Dr. Malgorzata Szymczyk -

On-Site Program Support
Dr. Bohdan Skalski (AMU Faculty)
Ms. Joanna Domagala (AMU International Office)
Dr. Jeroen Van den Bosch (AMU International Office)

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details. Contact us:


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.