Global Mathematics in Poland

Global Mathematics in Poland

Based on a comparative study of the mathematical systems in Poland, the course will help students develop a nuanced understanding of the culture and educational climate. Students will observe mathematical lectures in a high school and at Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, as well as focus on international standards, teaching methods, pedagogy and assessment. Students can visit Auschwitz concentration camp, Zakopane (mountainous region), Czestochowa (Poland’s spiritual capital) and the salt mines (UNESCO site).

June 2-14, 2020 • Cost: $2,228
MAT 202: Global Mathematics in Education


This program is open to Long Island students enrolled in MAT 202CS.

Program Cost and Deadlines

All deposits are non-refundable. Failure to make payment in accordance with the deadlines could result in the office terminating the participant's enrollment in the program.

$500 deposit, online application, and uploaded passport or  passport processing receipt are due on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Allow at least 6 weeks for passport processing. Program balance is due on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 

See Lena Grasso in Room 3 off the Student Hospitality Lounge with your payment. Make all checks payable to St. Joseph's College with a note in the memo line Poland 2020

The price includes:

  • Airfare
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast in Poland
  • Transportation within the country for activities scheduled on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees within the country for activities scheduled on the itinerary

The price does not include:

  • Some meals
  • Transportation to/from JFK
  • Additional increases in taxes and fuel surcharges at the time of ticketing
  • Additional activities or optional trips
  • Personal expenses such as Wi-fi, phone, and souvenirs
  • Currency fluctuation
  • Exceeding the airline’s baggage allowance


  • June 2: Flight of JFK to Krakow
  • June 3: Arrive in the cobblestone UNESCO world heritage city of Krakow. Get to know the city with your faculty leader who is from Krakow. 
  • June 4 - 8: In the morning, attend lectures at the oldest university in Central Europe that was the university of Copernicus, Jagiellonian University 
  • June 9: Visit Auschwitz a concentration camp from World War II. 
  • June 10 - 12:  Observe math lessons in a top high school 
  • June 11:  Observe math lessons in a top high school
  • June 12: Take a day trip outside of Krakow
  • June 13: Visit the factory that was in “Schindler’s List”, the place where Schindler hid and saved many Jewish people.  Farewell dinner. 
  • June 14: Depart from Krakow for JFK 

Itinerary is subject to change.

How to Apply

Directions for applying online:  

  1.  Log in to the portal and check off private computer
  2.  Open up your email so you do not time out 
  3.  Follow the St. Joseph's Study Abroad Program checklist on the portal application. Click here for the application.