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  • Locations: Krakow, Poland; Moszna, Poland; Poznan, Poland; Zakopane, Poland
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: No
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Additional Requirements: None
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Sciences
High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Research or Field Work Opportunities Duration: Semester
Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
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 on-site staff for the full semester. Choose from about twenty courses in a number of STEM (and other) fields for a full-time course load (transfer credit). 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.  Course availability will be pending departmental approval and subject to meeting minimum enrollment. 

Please see academics section below

NC State Program Cost
Budget Sheet

Program Dates
2020 TBD
July 31 - December 20, 2019

Poznan, Poland

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 and will offer transfer credit. Some on-site tutoring will be also be arranged. 

Courses Options with NC State Equivalents:
(each course will be available pending minimum enrollments)
General Chemistry -- CH 201/CH 202
Organic Chemistry I -- CH 221/222 
Organic Chemistry II -- CH 223/224
Physical Chemistry -- CH 433
Analytical Chemistry -- CH 315
Inorganic Chemistry -- CH 401 (tentative, equivalency pending)
Physics I Newtonian Mechanics -- PY 205/206
Physics II Electricity and Magnetism -- PY 208/209
Physics I for Biology and non-Engineering Students -- PY 211
Physics II for Biology and non-Engineering Students -- PY 212
General Microbiology -- MB 351/352
Human Anatomy -- BIO *** and lab
Genetics -- GN 311
Calculus II -- MA 241
Calculus III -- MA 242
Differential Equations -- MA 341
Modern Polish History -- IPGK 295 (interdisciplinary perspectives and global knowledge)
International Relations -- PS 231
Beginning Polish Language -- FL 295 (tentative)
Health and Fitness, Physical Education -- (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 brand new Hanka Student Dorm in standard double accommodation rooms with built-in bathrooms. WiFi will be available in all rooms via EduRoam. The cost of housing is included in the program cost. Meals will not be included in the program cost. The residence hall will have community kitchens with some shared appliances and cooking tools. Some group meals will be provided during group excursions. 
Sample Program Calendar, Items are Subject to Change
Aug. 1 Student Arrival
Aug. 2 - Aug 3 - Orientation 
Aug. 4-12 Group Trip (Krakow, Zakopane etc.)
Aug. 13-16 - Classes
Aug. 17 Day trip to Gniezno and Biskupin - Polish BBQ
Aug 18 Free day in Poznan
Aug. 19-23 Malbork, Gdansk and Sopot
Aug. 26 - Sept 27. Classes
Sept. 28 - Oct 2, Break and Holiday
Oct 3 - 31 Classes
Nov. 1 - Nov. 4 Holiday and Break
Nov. 5 - Nov. 10 Polish Holiday
Nov. 11 - Nov. 27 Classes
Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 American Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2 - Dec. 12 Classes
Dec. 13 Reading day
Dec. 14, Dec. 16 – Dec. 18 Final Exams
Dec. 18 Closing group banquet and overnights at Gultowy and Olbrzcko
Dec. 20 Return to U.S.

Travel Docs
Apply for a passport as soon as possible. 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. See the program budget sheet for a breakdown of the estimated program cost.

Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students to 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.

Interested applicants to the Poland Global STEM Program must attend an advising session with the program coordinator prior to application completion. 
Maura McCarthy, Program Coordinator,
Dr. Stefan Franzen, Faculty Liaison,

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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/01/2020 02/15/2020 TBA TBA