helping American students interested in study
abroad in Poland or Polish Studies in the US
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Polish Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
The InstitutionHobart and William Smith Colleges are a pair of
coordinate four-year liberal-arts colleges located in the Finger Lakes region of
upstate New York.
Hobart College (for men) and William Smith College (for
women) share campus facilities, curriculum, and faculty, while maintaining
individual emphases in other programming, activities, and athletics. Single-sex
and coeducational residences are both offered. Hobart, founded in 1822, and
William Smith, founded in 1908, also share a profound belief in the value of
undergraduate liberal arts education. The Colleges' curriculum combines a strong
grounding in scholarly thought and tradition with a variety of
interdisciplinary, study-abroad, and other innovative components.
Jagiellonian University ProgramThe Colleges offer a program in Poland
in affiliation with the Jagiellonian University (founded in 1364) of Krakow,
Poland. Krakow, the host city, is the ideal student location with over 18,000
students and 2,000 faculty at the Jagiellonian University, one of the great
intellectual centers in Europe. Traditionally scholars and students have been
attracted from all over the world. Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II
both studied in Krakow. HWS students will study at the School for Central and
Eastern European Studies (SCEES). By living and studying in Krakow students have
the opportunity to observe first hand some of the dramatic changes that Poland
has experienced in the last few years with the transformation from a communist,
centrally-planned system to a liberally-oriented market society. The city
itself, is a marvel of astonishing old architecture (virtually untouched by the
war), beautiful parks and gardens, and a vibrant street life on the banks of the
Vistula River, making it one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe.
- Ost, David, Associate Professor of Political Science
- PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison
tel: (315)781-3428 / Email:
MAJOR INTEREST: Comparative
politics, with a particular focus on the politics of Eastern Europe and the
former Soviet Union.
SCHOLARSHIP: Fluent in Polish and Russian, Professor Ost is a
frequent visitor to both areas, having been awarded a number of research
fellowships for foreign travel. Professor Ost was a resident faculty member in
Krakow, Poland program during 1997-1998 and will be on leave during the
1998-1999 academic year, again on a Fulbright to Poland.
- Weiss, David, Associate Professor of English @ @
- M.F.A Johns Hopkins
tel:(315) 781 3644 / Email:Weiss@hws.edu
INTEREST: Author of two collections of poems, The Pail of
Steam, and The Fourth Part of the World, and of the novel The
Mensch. He has published poems and essays in The New Yorker, Parnassus,
SCHOLARSHIP: Resident faculty member in Krakow, Poland
Last updated 4/23/99