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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897

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Polish Studies at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

The Institution and its Semester Abroad in Poland

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is one of the thirteen campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1894, it is located in Portage County, the home of one of the oldest Polish-American communities in the United States. Polish immigrants settled here, built solid farming communities and contributed mightily to the growth of the city of Stevens Point. In 1975 the University became the first one in the post-World War II era to establish a cooperative program with a Polish university.

Currently, the 15 week Fall Semester Abroad program incorporates a 12 weeks period in residence at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. A UW-System faculty member, or appointee accompanies the group and teachs in his or her discipline. Students in the program are asked to take Conversational/Survival Polish. Other classes are taught by Polish faculty in English and deal with material in the Humanities and Social Sciences; Art History; the Culture and Civilization of Poland; the History of Poland; and East European Politics.

Language Instruction

PLSH 101-2 First Year Polish @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: For students with no previous training in the language.


Isaacson, Pauline, Professor Emerita of Communications, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point @
MAJOR INTERESTS: International Education
  • Established a Cooperative program with the Jagiellonian University in 1975, the First Cooperative post-World War II program between Polish and American universities.
  • Recipient of the Medal of the 600 th Anniversary of the Krakow Academy Re-founding

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

Stowers, Robert, Associate Professor of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point @
Ph.D., Notre Dame
Phone: 715-346-4070 / Fax: . . . / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Industrial design, architecture, furniture, architectural signage, sculpture and computer animation
  • Annualy since 1998: offers two three-week courses in computer animation for multimedia and photo image editing for multimedia at the School of Journalism at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • Visiting Professor at the Jagiellonian University for the academic year 1999-2000

Poland-related Resources

  • Genealogical Materials: Provides locations of varies collection, such as Emil Kitowski collection of Polish genealogy related to Portage County; Polish roots; Polish genealogy and heraldry.@

Last updated 01/17/03


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