Poland Badać! Explore!

Established in 1992, the Poland study abroad experience is our longest-running program.

  • Location: Krakow University of Technology, Krakow, Poland
  • Term: Semester (February-June)
  • Language: Taught in English
  • When: Usually fourth year
  • Who: Architecture students
  • Credits: 12-18 credit hours (includes a studio and meets B.Arch off-campus requirement)
  • Studio: Although the typical Polish architecture student does not have a design studio, Krakow University provides our students with your own design studio space, close to the historic center of Krakow
  • Updated course, cost, accommodation information and details
  • Details: Contact our Center for Student Development at 865-974-5265 or the UT Programs Abroad Office at 865-974-3177.

Started before the fall of the Iron Curtain, our college’s study abroad program in Poland has been in existence for more than 25 years. In fact, our college was the first architecture program in the United States to establish a study abroad program in Poland and has helped in the “rediscovery” of the architectural treasures that were previously not very accessible to the West.

The partnership with Krakow University includes a flourishing exchange program, so students from Poland study in Knoxville every year.

More than 500 students have experienced Krakow and Knoxville through this study abroad exchange program.


Krakow, Poland

Krakow University of Technology is a 10-minute walk from the city center. With its streets and squares, Krakow is a fascinating traditional city that has long been the cultural and university center of Poland. American students are able to experience a European urban lifestyle, while encountering the unique cultural traditions of Central Europe. Unlike Warsaw and many other Polish cities, Krakow was spared many of the ravages of World War II.

The city has been widely recognized for its significant efforts in historic preservation. In Krakow, more than 40,000 students are enrolled in seven universities, making the city a vibrant center of learning and cultural events.