This time we will be sending one group of 25 participants ages 13 to 15. Participation is open to members of the four Polish Fraternals, and the Polish American Congress on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to allow as many students as possible the experience of such a trip, previous participants will not be eligible.

The group will depart from Chicago on Saturday, July 8, 2017, and will return on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Participants will be chaperoned during their travel to and from Poland and for the duration of their stay in Poland.

This year, the program is organized through the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, which has a long history of offering excellent study programs to students from foreign nations. The program will include 45 hours of Polish language instruction provided by teachers trained to work with young people. A placement test will be administered on the first day to determine students’ knowledge of Polish and classes will be structured accordingly. Sightseeing tours of Kraków, Zakopane, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Nidzica Castle are planned, along with sports activities, dance workshops, and film showings.

The cost for the trip is $2,600 per person. This includes round-trip airfare, lodging, all meals, luxury coach transport, and entry fees to venues. Of this cost, participants will pay $900 and the PACCF will pay the balance of $1,700 per person. A non-refundable deposit of $450 is due no later than April 15th, 2017 and the balance is due by June 1st. Deposits should be sent with the form below. (Deposit will be returned only if your child is not selected.)

Please click here to download the Application Form.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact AlinaSlomiany at 773-763-9942 at PACCF or Antoinette Trela at 847-384-1206 at PWA.