Poland as Our Classroom: Study Tour with UMass Boston

Comparative Study Tour: Focus on Inclusive Policies, Practices, and Education Reforms in Poland

Lublin, Kraków and Warsaw, Poland

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Colibri Boston, in collaboration with University of Massachusetts Boston and John Paul II University in Lublin, Poland is pleased to announce the following faculty-led trip for study abroad. Dates: March 12-20, 2016.

Panorama-Lublina Poland Wawel Castle Poland

Program Highlights

  • Participate in a comparative professional issues seminar with students and faculty at the John Paul II University
  • Meet face-to-face with NGOs, researchers, and representatives of Polish education and social service systems
  • Daily briefings; network and develop professional connections
  • Guided tours of historic places in Poland:

Royal Castle, Chopin’s Warsaw, Museum of Polish Jews

Lublin and its Old Town

Kraków—the Wawel Castle, the Schindler Factory, and much more.

Visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the ancient salt mine of Wieliczka

Auschwitz birkenau

Program Overview

Designed for educators, researchers, and professionals, this study tour will allow participants to translate their local knowledge to an international setting, Poland, through a comparative framework that focuses on disability policy and practice issues of inclusion. Participants will have the opportunity to observe the structure and delivery of education for children with disabilities and the supports provided for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Academic Credit

Participants will earn 3 graduate credits from UMass Boston. The course is also open to advanced undergraduates and working professionals from other Boston area universities with the permission of the instructor.

Interested in joining? Find out more here.