Auschwitz Jewish Center Program for Students Abroad (AJC PSA)
“I am honored to have been a part of the Program for Students Abroad. It was a great mix of tours, history, present culture, and important education. I absolutely recommend this program.” -2011 PSA Participant
FALL 2014 FLYER
Applications are now open here for the Fall 2014 AJC PSA, established in 2010 as long-weekend programs in Kraków open to students of all backgrounds.* The program, which includes a scholarly visit to Oświęcim/Auschwitz, provides an academic environment through which participants engage intensively with the history of the Holocaust and Jewish life in Poland. The program takes place during fall and spring semesters and is facilitated by American and Polish staff of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, under the auspices of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York. During the program, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, and transportation are provided.
FALL 2014 DATES
October 23-26, 2014 (deadline September 23)
November 6-9, 2014 (deadline October 6)
College and graduate students of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and majors are eligible to apply. All programs begin Thursday evening and end Sunday evening. Housing is available Sunday evening upon request. Need-based partial fee waivers are available for the $375 program fee. Participants are responsible for arranging individual transportation to and from Kraków. Click here for a sample syllabus.
For further information, please contact Dara Bramson at DBramson@mjhnyc.org, visit our website here, and follow us on Facebook here for ongoing updates.
*Eligibility requirements: Please click here for eligibility requirements.
2015 Summer School in Kraków - Jews of Poland: History, Culture, and Memory
The Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University, the Auschwitz Jewish Center, and Museum of Jewish Heritage are proud to offer a new joint summer school program in 2015, Jews of Poland: History, Culture, and Memory. Based in Krakow, the program offers an in-depth study of Polish-Jewish history and the Holocaust through lectures, site visits, academic discussions, and study tours to Auschwitz and major Polish cities. Participation in the Jewish Culture Festival is also integrated into the curriculum.
Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Dates: Final dates to be determined. The program will run for two and a half weeks from late June through early July.
Credit: 8 ECTS points /4 US credit hours
Cost: The $2,225 program fee includes accommodation during the program, summer school materials; participation in seminars, study trips, site visits, and tours; travel costs in Poland; and three dinners (opening, closing, and one Shabbat dinner). Fee does not include travel to and from country of origin.
For more information, please contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org. Applications will be available by December 2014.
Auschwitz Jewish Center Customized Programs
“The program did so much more than meet my expectations. I went into this program viewing it as an academic exercise of critical analysis, which in some ways it was. However, I also had a powerful experience that changed the way I view many different aspects of not only my studies, but my own life. The support offered by the program staff, as well as classmates created an environment that made this experience possible.” -2013 Customized Program Participant, Macalester College
The Auschwitz Jewish Center is now pleased to offer customized programs year-round in Poland for academic and private groups of all sizes. The AJC will build a program tailored to meet your needs and goals. Our staff are available to make logistical arrangements, accompany your group throughout the experience, guide tours, give lectures, and facilitate educational discussions and reflection. Staff bios are available upon request. .
Many customized programs use our “Program for Students Abroad” syllabus as a model. A sample syllabus for this Krakow and Oświęcim based program can be found here. We can also create programs for your group in other Polish cities and of different lengths, and can coordinate arrangements including, but not limited to:
- Hotel accommodations
- Ground transportation
- Testimony and lectures with academics from local universities
- Academic components: pre-trip reading, discussion outline, and guidance throughout trip
For more information, please contact AJC Coordinator Dara Bramson at DBramson@mjhnyc.org.