Experience study abroad in

Poland

Differentiate your resume and get class credit while you study abroad. Along the way, you’ll attend prestigious universities, enjoy career-accelerating experiences, and immerse yourself in Poland’s language, lifestyle and culture.

Krakow Poland

Experiencing Kraków, Poland with API

Destination Overview

For centuries, Poland has been a bridge between the East and West. Set in the heart of Europe, Poland is a multifaceted country where the capital and medieval towns are trawled by contemporary city slickers, and where horse-drawn carts negotiate country lanes, untouched by progress.

Poland remains safe and reasonably inexpensive, with hospitable people who welcome visitors. Over the past decade, it has developed into a modern, vibrant and progressive state, yet at the same time, it maintains its traditional culture. A fascinating destination, we encourage you to explore this lovely country and see why our former students describe our program as “life-changing” and “a one-of-a-kind experience to remember”!

Some Advice from API Resident Directors

Cities in Poland with API Programs:

Kraków
Krakow Poland
Why Kraków
  • Formerly the capital of Poland, Kraków remains an extremely important academic, artistic, cultural and economic center
  • Enchanting Main Market Square filled with cafes, restaurants, and jazz clubs (the largest city square in Europe!)
  • The magnificent Wawel Castle and the fire-breathing Wawel Dragon
  • Active student population, vibrant social scene and growing cafe culture
  • Kraków’s Old Town was the world’s first designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Close to the Tatra Mountains (great for hiking and skiing!) and the famous Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • City of kings, popes, poets, Nobel and Oscar prize winners
  • Gain insight into the realities of life during the Holocaust by visiting the Jewish Quarter, Oskar Schindler’s factory, the Empty Chairs Memorial, and nearby Auschwitz, all of which stand as monuments to the past

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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I cannot put into words what I gained and all that I learned. I simply threw myself into a place I knew not much about and got everything I could have asked for in return. This program taught me so much, and I came home a new person, I now know myself because of API Krakow.”

~Katherine D.
API Krakow student
Student in Krakow

Experiencing Kraków, Poland with API

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