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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Polish Studies at University of Pennsylvania

The Institution

The University of Pennsylvania is a historic Ivy League school with highly selective admissions. Polish Studies at this university are limited to elementary and intermediate language instruction and a Study Abroad program at the Warsaw School Of Economics.

Study abroad in Poland

Warsaw School Of Economics: For the twelfth year, Penn Summer Abroad offers an exciting program in Warsaw, Poland. Courses (in English) will be taught by the faculty of the Warsaw School of Economics (formerly Central School of Planning and Statistics), the largest and oldest economic university in Poland. The main goal of the program is to acquaint students with the social, economic and political problems of the country in transition from the totalitarian to the democratic system, both through courses and through personal experience. Class instruction is complemented by visits to such places as the Ministry of Finance, the Parliament, the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the Presidential Palace and the National Bank of Poland as well as short-term internships with American or joint venture institutions.@

Polish Study Abroad Courses

Economics 068 Polish Economy: Strategic Questions of Expanding Market Oriented System in Poland @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The main goal of the course is to present the Polish economy after eleven years of establishing the market oriented system
Political Science 198: Polish Society and Politics. @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the Polish changing political system and of the attitudes and aspirations of the Poles as related to these changes.

Language Instruction

SLAV 501-2. Elementary Polish I, II @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Grammar and vocabulary study, reading, and practice in conversation, pronunciation, and writing on an elementary level, reading and translation of simplified Polish prose and poetry.
SLAV 503-4 Intermediate Polish I, II @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Emphasis on vocabulary building, conversation and reading skills. Grammar review.


Sachs, Elizabeth Adjunct Lecturer in Polish, University of Pennsylvania @
Phone: (215) 898-0728 / Fax: . . . / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Program Director Penn in Warsaw

META-FACULTY - Faculty who have studied and/or taught at Polish institutions of higher education

Wasik, Mariusz A., Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania @
M.D., Wroclaw Medical Academy
Phone: (215) 662-3467 / Fax: . . ./ E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Identification and characterization of oncoproteins which contribute to transformation of T lymphocytes and development of malignant lymphoma.

Poland-related Resources

  • Penn Polish Society: a student club started with the intent of providing students of Polish heritage an opportunity to gather together and enjoy their Polish culture. Contact: Cezary Pietrzak, President. email:

Last updated 10/02/02


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