Programs for Youth

Program for secondary school students. It enables Polish students to attend high school in the USA for one academic year. Participants live with American families, thanks to which they get to know the culture better. Participation in the program is free of charge.

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It is a U.S. knowledge competition for high school students. In the competition you can win:

  • Participation in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship 4-week summer program at the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, during which young people from all over the world discuss global problems, learn about the history and culture of the United States;
  • enrollment for a BA studies at the Center for American Studies of the University of Warsaw;
  • internship at the American Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. The intern receives a cash allowance to co-finance living costs in Warsaw.

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Are you interested in learning more about the United States from an American diplomat? You can! The U.S. Embassy’s Meet America program coordinates speaking programs for American diplomats to meet virtually with Polish audiences on Zoom.

Who can participate?

The primary audiences for Meet America are high schools, universities and colleges and other organizations interested in hearing from an American diplomat.

Who are the presenters?

Our speakers are American diplomats who work at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and U.S. Consulate General in Krakow.

What can the presenters talk about?

Our presenters primarily focus on U.S. culture and have a wide variety of interests and experience to share. When possible, we will match speakers’ areas of professional expertise with areas of interest for your proposed program.

Where does Meet America take place?

Meet America programs are organized virtually on ZOOM meeting platform.

What is the language of Meet America programs?

Meet America programs are conducted in English. Please be aware that Meet America is primarily a speaker program, not a language program. To participate in Meet America, audiences must possess sufficient English skills to understand and converse with U.S. diplomats.

How can you request a Meet America speaker?

Please send more specific information about your proposed program to e-mail:

For Warsaw:

For Krakow:

Please provide name/type of school, age of group, point of contact.

The State Department’s program, which allows students to stay up to 4 months in the U.S. and work in various sectors of the economy, e.g. in resorts, hotels, restaurants and national parks. The program is a great opportunity to learn about American culture, polish the English language, gain new experiences, international friendships and contacts. High school and post-secondary students may participate in the program (in the case of a 2-year study program, the student should complete the first year of education).

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An international scientific exchange program supported by the State Department. It allows Polish students and scientists to travel to the U.S. to study or for scientific purposes. The Fulbright Graduate Student Award is a scholarship for people interested in starting master’s, doctoral or other graduate studies ending in obtaining a diploma, e.g. the Graduate Artist Diploma. The scholarship is awarded for the first year of study, with the possibility of extension for a second year. Applications are accepted for all fields of study except medical studies requiring direct contact with the patient, LLM and MBA programs. Studying is possible to any accredited university.

Program scholarship holders have honorable functions in science, public administration, culture, business, non-governmental organizations, education and sport; among them are 54 Nobel laureates.

The program is implemented by the Polish-American Fulbright Commission in Warsaw.

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State Department’s program supporting students interested in studying in the U.S. In EducationUSA counseling centers in Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Radom, Lublin and Katowice you can get information about the possibilities of going to study in the United States. In each Center you can use the advice of an educational advisor. There are also publications presenting the American higher education system, requirements for candidates for studies and books with tests from previous years (e.g. TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT).

More information about studies in the USA and EducationUSA Consulting Centers in Poland:

The program is addressed to high school students from around the world, which offers the opportunity to participate in a 3-4 week summer course organized by several American universities. As part of EducationUSA Academy, students aged 15-17 participate in numerous classes in the form of English lessons, courses and workshops preparing for studying at American universities, study visits at universities, cultural events and trips. Students acquire knowledge and skills that will allow them to study at their dream university in the U.S. in the future. The program is supported by the State Department.

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Civic Up! Academy is a summer school for high school students interested in conducting social action projects. It is a combination of fun and practical learning, an adventure for active young people who want to learn more about conscious participation in public life. During practical classes, students from all over Poland learn how to plan and conduct social activities in their local communities.

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