ERIC Number: ED208658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
The University of Wisconsin Summer Study in Poland (1979-1980).
Mikos, Michael J.
The Polish government has encouraged summer study tours of Poland by students from abroad. The unique and fascinating Polish culture combines with the economy of travel in Poland to make such a tour attractive to American students young and old. Four universities offer general summer courses. The program in Krakow is characterized by a minimum of ideological persuasion, consisting of a few lectures which can be omitted at the request of the study group. Although the university is very cooperative, quality of instruction has been uneven. Language instruction presents problems. The program includes visits to a number of historic and cultural sites. Films and concerts are also attended, and opportunities are available for individual activities. Living conditions are modest but decent. The problem of student boredom may be addressed by adequate orientation in the home country. This will include explanations of the socialist system, living conditions, traveling, shopping, and paperwork. A certain amount of academic rigor should be attached to the program to insure commitment on the part of the students. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Poland; University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on American Academic Programs Abroad (Omaha, NE, November 1980).