Higher Education Abroad: Poland

Most American students about to begin their time in a college or university consider studying abroad for a semester or summer rather than choosing to go abroad for their entire degree. Also, most students who do choose to go abroad for their entire degree opt for a western type country – such as England or Australia.

However, it is important to think about the option of being an international student someplace different than most students. Poland is one such example.

The country of Poland is located in eastern Europe and is home to about 38 million people. Known by American students as a location where many concentration and death camps were located during World War II, the country is less known  than larger power states such as England. The country has moved forward a lot since the 1940s, culturally, politically, and institutionally. It has become a country that is dedicated to remembering the past (especially war studies) while moving forward.

University World News posted an article on August 19th about Poland’s international student population, which has increased 13% within the last year. Many of the international students come from regional neighboring countries as universities have to recruit each student on their own, rather than following a national policy.

To read the article on UniversityWorldNews.com about Poland’s international student efforts, click on this link: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120802171925497