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What is the admissions process?

The admission process for programs at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora takes place through our Online Application System. More information on admissions can be found on the Admissions Department website.

What studies do we offer?

Studies in Polish:

Where can you find us?

Our institute is located on 4 Władysława Reymonta Street in the vicinity of Jordan Park in the center of Krakow. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

What makes us distinct?


The courses taught at our institute allow students to deepen their knowledge in various fields: history, political science, sociology, art, anthropology, management, and public relations. The rich offering of optional courses, also in English, which account for almost 30% of all courses, allows students to develop individually-tailored study plans. Our main areas of interest are North America, Latin America, transatlantic relations, and modern migration processes.

Exeprienced faculty staff and modern ways of teaching

Our academic staff have experience working at foreign universities in such countries as the United States, Canada, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, and Mexico. Courses are taught in a modern way through multimedia presentations, team projects, panel discussions, film screenings, and Oxford-style debates. Our staff actively cooperates with the media, as they are frequently interviewed for television and radio stations, websites, newspapers, and magazines.

Academic International cooperation

Our institute closely collaborates with the United States Consulate in Krakow, Dickinson College (United States), and the Université de Montreal (Canada). Students have the opportunity to visit other universities thanks to such programs as MOST, Erasmus + (European universities), CEEPUS (Central European countries), Border Crossing (Australia), Study Tour (United States), and exchanges with universities in Chile and Peru. Numerous guest lectures by professors from foreign universities, diplomats, and journalists provide excellent opportunities to meet interesting and famous people.

Vivid and vibrant student activities

There are three scientific circles at the institute which are dedicated to American Studies, Latin American Studies, and International Migrations, respectively. They provide major opportunities for you to develop your passions and participate in many academic and cultural events such as:

  • American Culture Days, Canadian Culture Festival, Latin American Culture Days,
  • U.S. Election Night, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, our Christmas Party,
  • American Quiz Nights, Fireside Chats, city games.