Study Possibilities in Poland
Poland shares borders to the east with the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania, to the south with the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic and to the west with Germany. To the north is the Baltic Sea. The Baltic coast provides over 500km of bays, sandy beaches, steep cliffs and dunes. Northern Poland is dominated by islands, lakes and wooded hills joined by many rivers and canals. The Mazurian Lake District to the northeast is very beautiful. Lake Hancza, the deepest in Poland, is located in this district. The River Vistula has cut a wide valley from Gdansk on the Baltic coast to Warsaw. The rest of Poland rises slowly to the Sudety Mountains, which run along the border with the Czech Republic, and the Tatra mountains, which separate Poland from the Slovak Republic. The River Oder on the west, with Szczecin at its mouth, forms the northwest border with Germany.
Warsaw, the capital, was totally destroyed during World War II, but the Old Town has been completely rebuilt. The reconstructed Royal Castle is worth seeing. The Lazienki Palace is set in a beautiful park with an open-air Greek theatre and a monument to Chopin.
Krakow, Poland`s second city still retains its charismatic medieval air, having largely escaped destruction during the War. In the centre is the Cloth Hall built in the 14th century. Opposite is St Mary`s Church, well-known for its wooden altar carved by Wit Stwosz. Gdansk, which was once known as Danzig, was also destroyed in World War II, but has also been restored to its former beauty. Sights include theTown Hall, the 17th-century Golden Gate and the biggest Gothic church in Poland.Most popular dishes include zrazy zawijane (mushroom-stuffed beefsteak rolls in sour cream) served with boiled kasza (buckwheat) and pigs` knuckles. Poland has strong musical and theatrical traditions. Warsaw and the main cities have theatres and opera companies that put on a whole range of musical and cultural programmes for both visitors and locals.
Tischner European University (Krakow), Poland
Tischner European University is a young dynamic institution of higher education with a focus on the social sciences. It was founded in February 2003 and has since received the enthusiastic support of many distinguished representatives of the academic and professional community in Poland and abroad. Tischner European University offers BA degree courses in Sociology, International Relations and Applied Linguistics. Tischner encourages students to become creative and independent thinkers, lifetime learners, and active participants in society. In order to provide students with top-quality education the university is looking outward, seeking new ideas, best practices and partnership agreements with educational, business and non-profit organisations in Poland and abroad.
TEU is located in a city whose atmosphere encourages both study and entertainment. You will be enjoying the cultural, social and recreational facilities of one of the historical capital cities and university centres of Central Europe. About 120.000 students reside in Krakow during the academic year. With countless tempting cafes, bars and clubs there is little chance of getting bored. Krakow is a city of architectural contrasts and Austrian, Italian, Hungarian, Jewish and even Turkish influences. Surrounded by the mountains and located within the historic trail of defensive strongholds Krakow boasts a truly picturesque location.