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The reputation of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow.


ArcticPaul 38 | 233
15 Apr 2008  #1
This Uni offers a variety of Polish language and culture courses that are considerably more expensive than the bulk of other similar courses advertised.
Does anyone know what the reputation of this place is like?
From the little I have read '...established in 1364....second oldest university in Northern Europe....'it sounds very professional. Like a Polish version of an Oxford or a Cambridge uni.
polishgirltx
15 Apr 2008  #2
yes, UJ is a very good university with a great reputation... and University of Warsaw offers great courses also...do you think about studying there? what's your major?
blgwhi - | 5
15 Apr 2008  #3
UJ's reputation is really great in Poland. It's one of the best university here (if not the best). What's more Kraków is great city to study in :)
LCzachor 6 | 68
15 Apr 2008  #4
I'm trying an agreement between my university in brazil (UNIFESP - Federal University of São Paulo) and WJ :) Hope it will work all okei so i can go study next year there and be next to my looooovely misia :)
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233
17 Apr 2008  #5
yes, UJ is a very good university with a great reputation... and University of Warsaw offers great courses also...do you think about studying there? what's your major?

I don't have one.
I'm a 34 yr old warehouse worker looking for a two week intensive Polish language course.
The courses in Warsaw seem more reputable (Jagiellonian excluded) but who wants to spend their vacation time in Warsaw?
Krakow would offer the history and culture I love if I can find a language school that gives me confidence.
polishgirltx
17 Apr 2008  #6
Krakow would offer the history and culture I love if I can find a language school that gives me confidence.

i know what you mean... check out this website: polishsummer/polish_language_programs.htm

and also:

polish course
polish courses
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233
19 Apr 2008  #7
Thanls, polishgirltx. I knew of your first two url's (in fact my original post concerned the 2nd one 'polish courses .org, which I intend to enroll on in October).

I did not, however, know of the third. I look forward to checking it out.
Bryon 9 | 17
20 Apr 2008  #8
I'm considering taking one of their Polish language intensive course next year. First I need to make sure my current university will award me credit for the classes.

Has anyone had experience with these classes? I'm wondering if I'll really understand Polish after a few weeks, as I know none right now.

Any thoughts?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,170
20 Apr 2008  #9
UJ is very good but I heard mixed opinions about these summer courses of Polish... Use the search engine, there was some disussion here on the forums...
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233
20 Apr 2008  #10
The UJ (Jagiellonian) actually helped develop the test and certificates for Europe wide recognised qualifications.
Unfortunately the Jag page explaining the certs is in Polish, leading to a chicken/egg type situation.

I intend to do a 2 week intensive residential in Oct, then return to Krakow on Feb 09 for a 3 week intensive Jagiellonian course, followed by the test.

PM me if you want the actual websites.
Michal - | 1,865
21 Apr 2008  #11
I'm a 34 yr old warehouse worker looking for a two week intensive Polish language course.

I far as I am aware, the courses in Kraków are now very expensive indeed and are not worth the money. You can buy a good course and study at home for far less. However, on these courses you can meet some interesting people, many from the United States of America either of polish extraction or other people simply interested in language and culture. To pay well over a thousand pounds (and I think these courses now cost over a thousand pounds) for a month in Kraków is simply insane. You will learn in a month almost nothing anyway.
dtaylor 9 | 823
21 Apr 2008  #12
Im doing a 6 month course for 180 quid, pretty dan good value if you ask me. Thats also in Krakow.
Michal - | 1,865
21 Apr 2008  #13
Yes, but that must be a few hours a week. That certainly would not be a full time at the Jagiellonski University-it is more likely to be a small private language school.
dtaylor 9 | 823
21 Apr 2008  #14
No its a large school, and its for 12 hours a week.
scot - | 5
21 Apr 2008  #15
Im doing a 6 month course for 180 quid, pretty dan good value if you ask me. Thats also in Krakow.

but mate...you're Scottish. They probably give you a discount because they can't understand a f**king word you say... BTW what a long face you have in your photo.....for a moment I though I had found Shergar
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233
22 Apr 2008  #16
A three week intensive residential at the Jag costs 4400 Zloty (Travel/food not included. Exam/certificate also $100-200 extra) Not bad for the Oxford/Harvard of Poland.

Two week residential at Krakow summer school is approx $650 + travel/food.

I'm looking forward to trying both starting with the 'summer school' in october.
Michal - | 1,865
22 Apr 2008  #17
Two week residential at Krakow summer school is approx $650 + travel/food.

Actually, that is still cheaper than I thought it would be. Do you know by any chance how much the longer courses are, that is, if they are still running? In the 1980's a six week course including three meals a day was about £600.
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233
22 Apr 2008  #18
If someone could instruct me how to include url's in my posts this would be much easier.

First price = Tuition, Room and Board, Tourist and Cultural Programmes.
Second price = Tuition only.
All prices include a 210 PLN non-refundable prepayment.

3 weeks = 4,444/2,390PLN
4 weeks = 5,596/2,590PLN
6 weeks = 7,349/3,430PLN

Personally I don't think these prices are bad.
Could someone post the price of a similar length/intensity course at a Western European/North American Uni with an equally prestigious reputation?

I'll bet it will be at least double the cost.
sunbreak 14 | 20
6 May 2008  #19
The Jagiellonian University has a good reputation, however, I will give you feedback on the summer program, based on my own experience last summer for 6 weeks. The teaching was good, generally speaking, but don't expect to be able to speak Polish well after a few weeks. It helps if you already know some Polish, as many students from various countries can speak some Polish but may not know how to write it or know grammar very well. If you are a serious student, don't stay in the student dorm but find your own place to stay if you can. The reason I say that is because there are a certain number of subsidized American brats of Polish descent who are coming only for a cheap vacation where they can drink to their heart's content since the drinking age is 18 in Poland and 21 in the US. This means the dorms are very noisy in the evening and even though there is supposed to be certain hours of quiet, it doesn't mean it is enforced very well. So, if you like your sleep and want to be able to study, go stay someplace else. Also, the summer program is not held on University grounds in the old town Krakow area. It is held in various high schools and other such buildings about a 1/2 hours' walk from old town Krakow. It is not a problem since you can easily take a tram to old town.
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233
7 May 2008  #20
I could not tolerate three weeks ina Frat house.
thanks for the heads up.
dlkje
25 Jul 2009  #21
Jul 25, 09, 11:16 - Thread attached on merging:
Jagiellonian University

Hey all, I am from the United States and am thinking about attending a Master's program at the Jagiellonian University. The program is taught in English. Can anyone tell me a little bit about the school? Is it widely respected in Poland? Will job opportunities arise from enrolling in one of Jagiellonian's MA programs? Will it be accredited back in the US? And just general info like that. If anyone has any information about the school (beyond that I can find on Wikipedia and on the school's website) it would be very much appreciated!
SRK85 - | 72
26 Jul 2009  #22
What program are you looking at. I am currently enrolled in the Centre for European Studies but I believe the deadline to apply has passed. Anyway heres the info on that. ces.uj.edu.pl

Also Trans-Atlantic studies is still accepting applications, information is here. transatlantic.uj.edu.pl/main.php

Email one of these people for more questions and answers.

uj.edu.pl/ISOffice/index_en.html
dlkje
26 Jul 2009  #23
Hi SRK, it is actually the Centre for European Studies that I am talking about! How is it? I would love it if someone who's in the program like you would tell me how it is! That would be great!

I've seen those sites before SRK, it is just that its a lot nicer to listen to someone who is currently in the program rather than asking officials at the school.
SRK85 - | 72
27 Jul 2009  #24
HEHE sorry I haven't started yet the program doesn't start until September I'll let you know then.
dlkje
29 Jul 2009  #25
That's alright SRK. If I may ask, what made you choose the Jagiellonian University for you to continue your studies? And are you from the U.S?
SRK85 - | 72
29 Jul 2009  #26
I wanted to do European Studies. The only school I could of gotten into in the US was LaSalle. So then I looked abroad, everywhere in Europe. I already been to England, so I wanted to study in continental Europe. But no schools really had English programs other thn Charles University, University of Riga,or Moscow State. Since I have Polish ancestry and family living in Poland. I choose Poland, I choose Jagiellonian because its get rated the best. Plus Krakow is an amazing city.
Eurola 4 | 1,911
29 Jul 2009  #27
I choose Poland, I choose Jagiellonian because its get rated the best. Plus Krakow is an amazing city.

Excellent choice. Good luck in your studies!
daffy 23 | 1,508
29 Jul 2009  #28
It has an excellent reputation in Poland and in across the world (from multinational friends) for teaching through English too
dlkje
31 Jul 2009  #29
Thank you SRK, I appreciate your replies!
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431
13 Aug 2009  #30
dtaylor
What is the name of the school dtaylor?
Thanks,


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