Deadline Extended to December 1! Maymester in Poland: “Social Justice & Security Policies in Central Europe”


Collegium Civitas campus


Online Application NOW OPEN!
For more information, visit our website
and the UT Study Abroad Information page (SAO Program Code: 350160) 

The Center for Russian Eastern, European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) in cooperation with Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, is offering a three-credit lecture/discussion program with four potential field study components in-country. This program will include a Spring 2018 course component at The University of Texas at Austin and a field study component in Poland during May–June through a 2018 Maymester. Click here for more on SRAS in Warsaw.

In this program, students will be introduced to a general overview of social justice and security policy studies at UT, after which they will have an opportunity to delve in-depth into one of four topics in Poland, working closely with experts in one of the following fields:

(a) Identity, Diversity and Tolerance in Polish Society;
(b) Security Policy in Central Europe and Poland;
(c) Cyber-security Issues and Policy in Poland; and
(d) The Criminal Justice System in Poland.

As the topics are clearly linked to potential professional trajectories, students will have the option (for an additional fee) to further their professional interests by being placed in on-site internships in the field they are specializing in during the Maymester. Internships would take place after the program and would be eligible for additional UT credit through an affiliation agreement with the host institution, Collegium Civitas in Warsaw.

Course Credit

Students will enroll in the Maymester course for the Spring semester (during the registration period in the Fall semester, through January), which means the course will be indicated in the Spring tuition bill for students. Because of flat-rate tuition, undergraduates will not pay any addition tuition costs for the course. The course credit will transfer in as indicated below.

Course Credit:  REE 335 – Soc Justice/Sec Policy-POL (unique: 44135)
Cross-Listings: EUS 348 (35975), GOV 365N (38370), P A 325 (60552)
SAO Program Code: 350160

Important Dates

Deadline to apply for UT Study Abroad funding: October 1, 2017
Application deadline EXTENDED: December 1, 2017
Deposit due: November 3, 2017
Notification of acceptance to program: mid-late November
Final day to register for class: January 12, 2018
Final day to commit to program (Program balance due): March 1, 2018

Arrival in Warsaw: May 27, 2018
Last day of program: June 23, 2018

Application Process

Application deadline EXTENDED: December 1st, 2017


  • Preferred minimum GPA: 3.0 (Students with a lower GPA may apply, but will need to include a statement on their academic performance and progress in the application)
  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • Students must complete all stages of the application and course registration process by the deadlines set forth by the instructor
  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


To learn more about the department, visit Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies