Insurance - All American participants are insured under Mercer Campus Travel Assistance. Mandatory insurance coverage includes comprehensive international healthcare and emergency evacuation. The cost for insurance is included in the Program Fee.


  • krakow Life: Krakow Life brings you a general guide section of information, the latest news, as well as tips, suggestions about travel and money, a city centre map, guide and introduction to culture to get you started, as well as a comprehensive review of the very best restaurants, hotels apartments and hostels, pubs, nightclubs and cafes, shops and places to have fun in the city.
  • History and Charm of Flourishing Krakow: An article by Conde Nast Traveler magazine highlighting many aspects of this up-and-coming city.
  • Krakow Info: The top attraction and the premier tourist destination in Poland, today's Krakow (dated English spelling 'Krakow') is a vibrant city of a million, proud of its long and glorious history, rich heritage, and architectural beauties. For centuries the capital of the Polish kingdom, nowadays it remains the southern Poland's metropolis and the seat of the Malopolska provincial government. Important as a crucial center of business, culture, and education, Krakow is also famous for its myriad restaurants and clubs. 
  • Map of Old Town Krakow
  • Municipality Of Krakow
  • Poland Law Resource Page
  • Polish National Tourist Office 
  • Rick Steve's Travel Tips: For 30 years Rick Steves has taught smart European travel. This website - like his guidebooks, TV series and radio program - is dedicated to exactly that. We hope the information here helps turn your travel dreams into smooth, affordable reality. 
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • Wikitravel-Krakow

Polish Global Village - start immersing yourself in Polish culture while still in D.C. Links from Polish Global Village: Online store promoting Polish books and more -- Polish community in Washington -- Embassy of the Republic of Poland -- Polish library in Washington -- Polish Parish -- Polish American Arts Association in Washington -- Polish American Congress, D.C. area -- Polish & European deli and grocery store in Rockville, Maryland

Information on traveling abroad (U.S. Department of State Guidelines)

Background Note: Poland (Published by U.S. State Dept., Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, 2016)
Consular Information Sheet
Passport Information
A Safe Trip Abroad


Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements between the United States and Krakow, Poland. There are regular flights to Warsaw from the U.S. and ground transportation from Warsaw to Krakow is convenient and inexpensive. Krakow's Balice International airport offers regular flights between selected U.S. and European cities. Ground transportation from other European cities to Krakow is also available at a reasonable price. American passport holders do not need visas to enter Poland.

Aer Lingus
American Airlines
British Airways
Kayak - check many sites at once
Lot (Polish airlines)
Northwest Airlines
Ryan Air
STA Travel (Cheap student airfare deals, budget hotels, and travel discounts)
Student Universe
United Airlines

International Student Identity Card

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is a globally recognized program that offers a wide variety of discounts and opportunities unlike any other. Some of the benefits of the card range from price reductions from tech giants such as Microsoft and Logitech to discounts on flights and ferries as well as at museums, bookshops and restaurants. The ISIC is essential for any student traveling abroad looking to save money, and is highly recommended for use on this European excursion.