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2018 Field Trip Schedule
Activity Date
Orientation and Walking Tour of Cracow Sunday, June 17
Alumni Bonfire TBA
Wieliczka Salt Mines TBA
Auschwitz TBA
Zakopane Saturday & Sunday, July 7-8  or July 14-15
(Optional overnight stay)

While in Cracow, students will not spend their entire time in the classroom. Several excursions are planned to introduce all participants to the culture and history of Poland. Although participation is not mandatory, the cost of all planned day trips is included in the program fee.

The program's activities commence with a program orientation and walking tour of historic Cracow and Wawel Castle. Other planned program excursions may include a visit to the underground craftsmanship and geological wonders of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and, the former concentration camp at Oswiecim (Auschwitz). The magnificent foothills of the Carpathian Mountains are within close distance to Cracow, and a one-day trip to Zakopane, a popular mountain resort at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, is included in the program's activities. Accommodations can be arranged at a reasonable cost for those students who wish to stay overnight in Zakopane. The summer's planned activities include a bonfire and cookout on the beautiful grounds of the Agricultural University in the countryside of Cracow.

Additionally, each year, all American and Polish Program alumni are invited to special events in Cracow and Washington, D.C., to celebrate their achievements and the program's longevity, and to give past and current participants the opportunity to meet, interact and enrich the already existing network of program alumni.

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Program Pictures


Professor Iza Krasnicka (center), enjoys a fun-filled rafting tour on the Dunajec River.

The peaks of the rugged Tatra Mountains form a natural border between Poland and Slovakia, its southern neighbor.

Students are captured at a photographic moment at the gates of the Wawel Castle.

Cracow Photos


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