Poland once housed a majority of the world’s Jews and today, 70 percent of the world’s Jews can trace their ancestry back to Poland. The Jews in Poland created a rich, diverse and unique culture, traces of which can still be found across Poland, in spite of the Nazi-inflected tragedies of WWII.
This course will examine the triumphs and tragedies of Poland’s Jews and acquaint you with the burgeoning revival of Jewish culture now taking place in democratic Poland. It will also examine the influence of the Polish Jews on American culture and their contribution in forming the Israeli identity.
The course is prepared in cooperation with the newly established POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. It will be co-directed by Dr. Maciej Kozlowski, the former Polish ambassador to Israel and Dr. Jolanta Zyndul, Senior Historian at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Both of these individuals have authored numerous publications on the subject of Polish-Jewish relations, including the history of the Second World War and the Holocaust.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
It is recommended to study the same field as the selected course.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
$5,495.00 per programme
Program costs include tuition for study as outlined, shared accommodation, pre-departure materials, local orientation, health and accident insurance, airport meeting, cultural program, and in-country support. Lunches are included M-F and during travel segments (when applicable) breakfast is also included.
- Application fee $50.00 one-time
- Deposit $250.00 one-time