Programs Abroad - Polish

2nd, 3rd & 4th-year Polish

4 or 6 Weeks in Krakow, Poland

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. According to individual preference, housing choices range from placement with a Polish family to spacious private apartments in easy walking distance of Kraków’s Old Town. No one has ever been disappointed with a stay in Poland at Prolog. Courses are registered with the University of Pittsburgh, so that credits transfer automatically to American institutions with no delay or bureaucracy.

4 weeks: July 15 - August 9, 2019 or 6 weeks: July 1 - August 9, 2019
Academic Credit: 
4-6 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

Simply check the necessary box 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, 2019. Students may continue to apply for the SLI and SLI scholarships until June 1, 2019 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

Complete this application and send it to Include two letters of recommendation from professors with your application. Letters should comment on your aptitude for language learning and/or the relevance of the SLI language you intend to study to your overall academic and/or career goals.

March 1, 2019

Note: If you wish to have your Summer Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship application considered for a possible advantage based on financial need, please submit a copy of the Student Aid Report generated from your current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to by the March 1, 2019 application deadline. Please be aware that it may take up to three weeks for you to receive your Student Aid Report after filing your FAFSA.

Program Fee: 

4 week program: $4320
6 week program: $5830

Note: Price does not include the cost of international airfare or meals.