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Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: None
Housing:
Student housing
Language of Instruction:
Limited English Options
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Exchange Type:
Full
College: College of Arts & Science, Walker College of Business Class Standing: Junior, Senior
Program Description:

Study in Poland for a Semester or Year!

Institution

The University of Gdansk was founded on March 20, 1970. It was formed from an amalgamation of two institutions of higher education: the Higher Economics School in Sopot and the Higher Pedagogical School in Gdansk. Currently, the University of Gdansk is the largest educational institution in the Pomerania region with eleven faculties, over thirty thousand students (including doctoral and postgraduate students), and an academic staff of 1,700. The University of Gdansk is also considered to be a dynamically developed institution of higher education because of its commitment to combine tradition with innovation.

Location

Gdansk is a Polish city on the Baltic coast, the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland's principal seaport and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area. The city lies on the southern edge of Gdansk Bay (of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia, spa town of Sopot, and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population approaching 1.4 million. Gdansk itself has a population of 460,427, making it the largest city in the Pomerania region of Northern Poland.

Academic Calendar

  • Academic Year: Early October to Mid February
  • Spring Semester: Mid February to Late June
Due to Gdansk's calendar exchange students are only able to study at Gdansk for the Academic Year or the Spring semester unless the fall is their final term. 
 

Housing

The University of Gdansk has a wide range of accommodation in its student dormitories located all over the Three Cities. Visit the Gdansk Student Dormatories website for more information.

As Gdansk is a full exchange program students will pay the Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian. Gdansk will cover the housing costs and provide a meal stipend to students during the program.

Financial

Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester
App Tuition & Fees based on your residency
Housing & Meals Full Exchange Fee
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
HTH Worldwide Health Insurance $1.42/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
Additional Meals $200 - $400 $400 - $800
1Personal Expenses $1000 - $1500 $2000 - $3000
Books and Materials $100 - $300 $200 - $600
Local Transportation $100 - $150 $200 - $300
Visa (for US Citizens) $80 $80
Travel to Consulate for Visa Appt $100 - $300 $100 - $300
Passport $150 $150
2Appalachian Student Health Insurance $1110 $2220
3Additional Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $1500 $2000 - $3000
1Personal 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 the Gdansk 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 the University of Gdansk’s course webpage for foreign students. Students can click on a degree program and then program of studies to view the courses on offer.  The degree programmes that are offered 100% in English are European Business Administration, Mathematics, Physics, International Business, and Finance/Accounting.

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 Gdansk 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
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 ** 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.