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Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: None
Housing:
Lodgings, Student housing
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Exchange Type:
Partial
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
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Study for a Semester or Year in Poznan!

Institution

Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) is one of the major academic institutions in Poznan and one of the top universities in all of Poland. Its reputation is founded upon tradition, the outstanding achievements of its faculty, and the attractive curriculum offered to its students; students may choose between 180 possible professional specializations. The overarching mission of the university is to advance knowledge through high quality research and teaching which is made possible in partnership with various local businesses, professionals, public services and other research and learning providers.

Location

Poznan is one of the largest cities in Poland. The city population is about 550,000, though the Larger Poznan Metropolitan Area (PMA) is inhabited by nearly 1.3-1.4 million people, making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Poland. It is the historical capital of the Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) region and is currently the administrative capital of the province called Greater Poland Voivodeship. Today, Poznan is one of the largest Polish centers for trade, industry, sports, education, technology, tourism and culture; it is a particularly important academic center with about 130,000 students living in the city center. 

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Early October to Mid February (Fall semester is called Winter semester in Poland)
  • Spring Semester: Late February to Late June 
Due to AMU's calendar exchange students are only able to study at AMU for the Academic Year or the Spring semester unless the fall is their final term. For more information about the academic calendar please visit AMU's website.
 

 

Housing

Accommodations for students studying at AMU will usually be located at a hotel in the city center or at a hostel/bed and breakfast just a short distance from downtown.

As AMU is a partial exchange program students will pay the Partial Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian State. AMU will cover the housing costs for students during the program. Students will be responsible for budgeting for their meals.

Financial

Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester
App Tuition & Fees based on your residency
Housing Partial Exchange Fee
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Airfare $1000 - $1500  $1000 - $1500 
Meals $1200 - $1600 $2400 - $3200
1Personal Expenses $1000 - $1500 $2000 - $3000
Books and Materials $100 - $300 $200 - $600
Local Transportation $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Visa (for US Citizens) $80 $80
Travel to Consulate for Visa App $100 - $300 $100 - $300
Passport $150 $150
2Appalachian Student Health Insurance $1110 $2220
3Additional Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $1500 $2000 - $3000
1Essential living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. Please visit AMU's website for additional information about living costs. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: SpringAcademic Year.

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Academics

To locate specific course offerings please visit AMU’s short course webpage. Students will notice that short courses offered in English appear on the left hand side of the webpage and can be opened in order to view the corresponding syllabi.  Fall semester courses are listed as Winter semester at AMU.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the AMU program will be required to enroll in 24-30 ECTS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2020 09/16/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.