Programs Abroad - Polish

2nd, 3rd & 4th-year Polish

4 or 6 Weeks in Krakow, Poland

Announcement: The Polish abroad program has unfortunately been canceled for summer 2020 due to the University of Pittsburgh's decision to cancel all summer study abroad in connection with the national COVID-19 mitigation effort.

Students who have completed a full academic year of Polish language study and who pass a pre-program placement test may select a 4- or 6-week abroad option. Pitt’s exchange program with the Prolog Language School in Kraków is the five-star way to study Polish in Poland. Prolog brings rave reviews year after year because of the dedication of its teachers, its cutting-edge textbooks, and its wide-ranging offerings of tours and optional after-school activities, at no additional cost. Prolog's language instructors are graduates of the highly-regarded Jagiellonian University Polish Language and Literature Department. According to placement tests students are placed in one of six levels of study, alongside students from all over the European Union, making for a cosmopolitan and high-quality peer group. Courses are registered with the University of Pittsburgh, so that credits transfer automatically to American institutions with no delay or bureaucracy.

Canceled - please consider applying to SLI's six-week domestic Polish program
Academic Credit: 
4 or 6 Credits
Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students, working professionals, and retirees who demonstrate preparedness for 2nd- 3rd-, or 4th-year Polish language study
Cultural Programs: 

Students participate in an extensive excursion program in and around Krakow.


Krakow, Poland


Apartments, cost is included in the price of the program.

Funding Opportunity: 

Summer Language Institute Scholarships:
$1,000 to a maximum award of $5,000

All are eligible

Complete the SLI Scholarship Questionnaire on the application and include a letter of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application.

For priority consideration, please complete your SLI application by March 1, 2020. Students may continue to apply for the SLI and SLI scholarships until mid-May or until scholarship funds are depleted.


Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards:
Full tuition funding + $2,500 living stipend.

US citizens currently enrolled in a US institution of higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students applying for language programs at the 2nd-year level or higher. Under certain circumstances, graduate students may be eligible for FLAS funding to study non-Russian languages at the first-year level; please contact for more information.

Complete the SLI FLAS Questionnaire on the application and include two (total) letters of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application. The FLAS questionnaire requests a one-page personal statement. Applicants who wish for consideration of financial need may submit a current FAFSA Student Aid Report. Please be aware that it may take up to three weeks for you to receive your Student Aid Report after filing your FAFSA.

March 1, 2020

Program Fee: 

4 week program: $4,404
6 week program: $5,956

Note: Price does not include the cost of international airfare or meals. Housing in Krakow and all program-organized excursions while abroad are included in this cost. Applicants who are not currently enrolled at Pitt will have to pay a additional $45 fee after acceptance but before enrolling in order to get set up with a student account.