Project Description

“I am honored to have been a part of the Program for Students Abroad. It was a great mix of tours, history, present culture, and important education. I absolutely recommend this program.”
– 2011 PSA Participant

APPLY HERE for the Spring 2016 AJC PSA, established in 2010 as long-weekend programs in Kraków open to students of all backgrounds. The program, which includes a scholarly visit to Oświęcim/Auschwitz, provides an academic environment through which participants engage intensively with the history of the Holocaust and Jewish life in Poland.

The program takes place during fall and spring semesters and is facilitated by American and Polish staff of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, under the auspices of the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York. During the program, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, and transportation are provided.

SPRING 2016 DATES
April 14-17 (deadline March 14)
May 12-15 (deadline April 12)

College and graduate students of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and majors are eligible to apply.* All programs begin Thursday evening and end Sunday evening. Housing is available Sunday evening upon request. Need-based partial fee waivers are available for the $375 program fee. Participants are responsible for arranging individual transportation to and from Kraków.

Please contact Dara Bramson at DBramson@mjhnyc.org with questions.

Familiarization Tour for Abroad Directors

The Auschwitz Jewish Center (AJC), an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, is a cultural and educational institution in Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland, offering year-round local educational programming and established international academic opportunities since 2000.

In Fall 2016, the AJC will offer its first-ever Familiarization Tour for Abroad Directors in Kraków, Poland, open to Study Abroad Directors in Europe, North Africa, and Israel. The program is designed to introduce Abroad Directors to the experience and pedagogy of the AJC’s educational offerings, including the biannual Program for Students Abroad, for-credit summer program, customized academic programs, and funded summer fellowships.

The $550 program fee includes:

  • All meals, including kosher Shabbat dinner with the Jewish community;
  • Single-sex double occupancy rooms (single rooms available for a supplement);
  • Transportation to all program excursions;
  • Entrance fees at all museums, synagogues, and special sites.

During the Thursday evening through Sunday evening program, Abroad Directors will tour Kraków and Oświęcim while learning about the AJC and its academic offerings for their students of all backgrounds throughout the year. Activities include tours of Jewish Kraków, plus the AJC and the Auschwitz- Birkenau Museum in Oświęcim. Participants will meet with the Jewish community in Kraków and staff at local institutions. The tour is led by American staff from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York and Polish AJC staff.

Participation is limited to 20 participants. The program will take place in October with dates finalized by May 2016. Please contact Dara Bramson atDBramson@mjhnyc.org for more information and to secure your spot in the program.