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Spend your school year learning a new language, exploring a new culture, and experiencing living history! This year-long program gives you the opportunity to experience full immersion into Polish culture. You’ll live with a Polish host family, go to school in your community, and learn the Polish language by being surrounded by it 24/7. Poland has been an important country throughout European history and despite being at the heart of much destruction during World War II, it has kept much of its cultural heritage remarkably intact. Poland is home to 14 United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites, so there are endless spots to explore and make your own.

Eligibility Requirements

Age on Departure: 15.6-17.6 years old

Some Graduate students can be accepted; if they meet the age requirement. They will have to comply with host school requirements whatever grade level they are registered into. Polish schools are very demanding, therefore AFS students are expected to be highly motivated academically. For graduated students, we would like to have an academic commitment form signed.

Basic English and Basic Polish:  Rosetta Stone licence is offered to all YP participants, individual access will be sent about 3 months before the beginning of the program and participants MUST reach level 1 by arrival day.

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Domestic Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Uniform