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  • Locations: Krakow, Poland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Partner Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UTK applicants only
  • Costs Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/31/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process (with the exception of UT Faculty-directed programs & CGE Scholarship). Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Study Abroad in Poland!

Study Architecture in Krakow!

Program Description

The center-piece of the University of Tennessee's College of Architecture and Design foreign studies opportunities is our program in Krakow, Poland. Started before the fall of the Iron Curtain, our College was the first architecture program in the United States to establish such a linkage and has helped in the "rediscovery" of the architectural treasures that were previously not very accessible to the West.

University of Tennessee students take classes at the Cracow University of Technology (CUT), a 10-minute walk from the city center. Classes for international students are held in English. The typical Polish architecture student does not have a design studio to work in. However, the Cracow University of Technology has provided the American students with their own design studio space. This design studio is very close to the historic center of Krakow, and has its own inner courtyard and cafe space.

The City of Krakow

With its streets and squares, Krakow is a fascinating traditional city which has long been the cultural and university center of Poland. American students are able to experience a European urban life style, 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, over 40,000 students are enrolled in seven universities, making the city a vibrant center of learning and cultural events. In addition, the European Union honored Krakow by naming it a "European City of Culture" for the Year 2000.

UT architecture students have the opportunity to study at CUT on exchange for either the Fall or Spring semester!

Program Dates:

  • Fall Semester: TBD
  • Spring Semester: Late February to Late June

Academic Overview

While in Krakow our students work with Polish and American faculty as well as with Polish students. Under the direction of Professor Krzysztof Bojanowski, this dedicated Polish faculty keeps a watchful eye on the Tennessee students for classes, field trips, and general needs. In 1996, the program expanded and now hosts students from several foreign programs including Germany, Ireland, China and England.

Students will take the following courses at the Cracow University of Technology for a total of 15 UT credit hours:

  • Urban Design Studio 12 ECTS
  • Urban Design Theory 4 ECTS
  • History of Art and Architecture 10 ECTS
  • Polish Language 2 ECTS
  • Sculpture 2 ECTS

An important part of the academic experience in Krakow is the opportunity to travel to other cities within Poland and Central Europe. Field trips are planned each semester in conjunction with the architectural history course. Students visit sites of contemporary and historic importance. The typical field trip program (destinations and length of field trips may change every year) includes the following:

  • Field trips within Poland (overnight and day trips), approximately 1 week
  • Field trip to various destinations in Europe, approximately 1 week

Click the following link to learn more about the Faculty of Architere at the Cracow University of Technology

Program Housing

CUT has 4 student dormitories on campus. UT students are typically housed together in Balon-DS4. The dorms feature double or triple rooms with shared bathrooms and shared kitchens. The dorms also have a gym, game rooms, and laundry facilities.


Students are responsible for their own meals while abroad on this program.


Click the following link to view Krakow Accommodations

Cost Information

Students will pay tuition, housing, a study abroad fee, international insurance, and program fee (covering studio fees, faculty member costs, and excursions and activities) directly to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville through their myUTK account.

Please refer to the term-specific Cost Sheets below for estimated costs.

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

You should carefully review costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your Study Abroad Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the program's Cost Sheet to understand the breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  3. Search and apply for scholarships and grants on our Funding Opportunities page.
  4. Review your UTK financial aid package and speak with One Stop about applying it to your study abroad program costs.