Study Abroad: Maymester in Poland (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

The Center for Russian Eastern, European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) in cooperation with Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, is offering a three-credit lecture/discussion program with four potential field study components in-country. This program will include a Spring 2018 course component at The University of Texas at Austin and a field study component in Poland during May–June through a 2018 Maymester. Click here for more on SRAS in Warsaw.

In this program, students will be introduced to a general overview of social justice and security policy studies at UT, after which they will have an opportunity to delve in-depth into one of four topics in Poland, working closely with experts in one of the following fields:

(a) Identity, Diversity and Tolerance in Polish Society;
(b) Security Policy in Central Europe and Poland;
(c) Cyber-security Issues and Policy in Poland; and
(d) The Criminal Justice System in Poland.

As the topics are clearly linked to potential professional trajectories, students will have the option (for an additional fee) to further their professional interests by being placed in on-site internships in the field they are specializing in during the Maymester. Internships would take place after the program and would be eligible for additional UT credit through an affiliation agreement with the host institution, Collegium Civitas in Warsaw.

Important Dates

Deadline to apply for UT Study Abroad funding: October 1, 2017
Application deadline: November 1, 2017
Deposit due: November 3, 2017
Notification of acceptance to program: mid-late November
Final day to register for class: January 12, 2018
Final day to commit to program (Program balance due): March 1, 2018
Arrival in Warsaw: May 27, 2018
Last day of program: June 23, 2018

Program Costs

The program fee for participation in the Maymester will be $3,500 (or less depending on number of student enrolled) and will cover all in-country housing including breakfast, cost of in-country courses and materials, in-country excursions and related transportation, as well as group meals. Other applicable costs for participating in the program are outlined below.

Program deposit: $500
Program fee: $3,500 total ($3,000 remaining balance due in Spring)
Application fee: $75
Overseas insurance: $76
Tuition: Spring semester tuition bill
Travel: $1,500 flight costs (estimate)
Passport fees: $110 (if needed)
Miscellaneous/food: $500-$1,000

TOTAL COST: approximately $5,761

*Students who demonstrate their financial need may be eligible to negotiate the amount of their deposit. For more information, please contact Rhiannon Jones at


Financial aid
All federal, state, and UT institutional aid can be used for Maymester Study Abroad Programs. Spring financial aid packages can be recalculated based on the additional costs of the program. See more information on the UT International Office’s website.

 Every student should apply, find the IEFS scholarship in Global Assist after the first day of classes of each long semester
 Deadlines for Spring: October 1
 Competition for study or research overseas. Awards are based both on merit and need.

UT Polish Studies Endowment Scholarship
Scholarships of $500-1,000 for study in Poland. Deadline in late February. More information available at

Gilman, internship funding and more:

For more information, and to apply, click here.