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CIEE-Warsaw: Central European Studies

Program Location Warsaw, Poland
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31013
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2020 01/30/20 to 05/22/20
Current Program Dates
Fall 2019 08/30/19 to 12/21/19

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CIEE-Warsaw: Central European Studies
Warsaw city square
CIEE Warsaw is designed for students of economics, management, politics and social sciences who have an interest in eastern Europe and particularly Poland. Participants will gain understanding of business practices in Poland, other central European countries and the European Union.

Established in 1906, the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) is the oldest and largest economics university in Poland, with 16,000 students. Located close to the city center, WSE offers programs in economics, management, statistics, computer science, demography, and public-sector economics. WSE has developed close contacts with universities and institutes abroad, and its academic staff plays an active role in the private sector and state administration, as well as in numerous domestic and international organizations.

A relatively young city by Polish standards, Warsaw was founded in the 14th century and became the nation’s capital in 1596. Warsaw is a bustling city at the center of Poland’s economic and cultural life, and a thriving Central European capital. It has an excellent public transportation system and is easily navigable. The city is divided by the Vistula River, and has many parks, royal palaces, and a colorful Old Town area. Enjoy the many theaters, museums, cafés, and discos while studying in the most rapidly growing city in Central Europe.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.


CIEE-Warsaw: Central European Studies
The Exodus in Krasinski Square

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


CIEE students live together in double rooms in a Warsaw School of Economics dormitory, with shared bath and kitchen facilities. The dormitory is located very close to the campus, and city bus and tramway stops. Meals are available at any of the various student cafeterias or in restaurants and cafés in Warsaw or may be prepared in the dormitory. Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition, on-site orientation, airport pickup, and excursions and cultural activities.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2020

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$14,643.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,100.00
Local Transportation$250.00
Books and Supplies$100.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,750.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
CIEE-Warsaw: Central European Studies
Warsaw at Night

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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