Exchange year in Poland

The exchange year programme in Poland starts in August and ends in June of the following year. There are three main seminars throughout the year, all of which are held in different regions of Poland, allowing students to visit and experience more of what Poland has to offer.

The year begins with a 2-week language course. It takes place in the Imperial Castle of Poznań, where YFU Poland’s office is located. At that time students get to know the basics of Polish language and culture. It is also when they visit Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, during a one-day trip led by volunteers.

In January, all exchange students and their host siblings meet in Cracow, the country’s second largest and the most loved city. During this three-day event they summarise their progress over the past six months and visit some of the most important parts of the city, learning about Poland’s rich history. Since 2015, students also get a chance to meet their counterparts spending exchange year in Poland’s neighbouring country – the Czech Republic.

Last but not least, in springtime all students and their host siblings spend one of May weekends at the beautiful Polish seaside, where they get to know the, so called, tricity of the region: Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot. This event wraps up the students’ exchange year in Poland and prepares them for their journey back home.

Let this year be the year you discover Poland.


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