Poland

If you're the outdoorsy type, you'll love it. If you're the travel type, you'll love it. If you're the type that likes yummy food...you get the picture. Come experience Poland!

City:
Krakow
Service:
Make a difference by helping children learn English.
Group Size:
4 volunteers
Life Abroad:
Live with other volunteers in an apartment or possibly a host family (depending on the semester). Fall in love with pierogi and get your fill of traditional stews, meat, and potato meals. Learn about their history, see famous WWII sites, and practice the Polish you've learned.
Semesters:
Fall semester is late August - December, Spring semester is early January - late April/early May. Summer semester is early May to mid August.





Walk through WWII's most famous historical sites.

Get to see firsthand the places you studied from the WWII era. ILP volunteers will live in Krakow, which is home to places like Schindler's Factory, the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz district, and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Krakow is one of the few Polish cities that wasn't destroyed during WWII, so you'll get to explore its authentic Old Town with Wawel Castle and original cobblestone streets.



Love the great outdoors?

Half of Poland's charm is outside the cities. It is jam packed full of national parks throughout the country. On top of that, to the south you have the Tatra mountain range where you can snowboard in the winter or hike in the summer. To the north you have beautiful blue lakes and of course, the Baltic Sea coast. There's even a national park on an island in the northwest! Time to explore.



Perfectly situated close to your favorite vacation destinations.

Krakow is a hub for trains, buses, and several budget airlines which means that you can get great deals on flights to so many of your bucket list cities like Paris, London, Milan, and Barcelona! It's also centrally located to Europe, so you're in a perfect jumping off point to travel virtually anywhere in the EU. Keep your passport ready because you'll be going places this semester!


TOP VACATION SPOTS

Not only do you get to explore Poland, but you can also vacation throughout the European Union.