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  • Locations: Wroclaw, Poland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 11/01/2018 02/10/2019 06/15/2019
NOTE: Program dates may change!
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Housing Options: Dormitory
Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Sponsor: Iowa State
Program Description:
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WUELS Main Building

Introducing a great new semester exchange opportunity for students in Agronomy, Animal Science, Biology, Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Environmental Science, Agriculture Biosystems Engineering, GIS, Biotechnology, Food Science, and more!

Click the link for a great introduction presentation about WUELS:

Wroclaw City

The Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (WUELS) is a well-recognised scientific and educational centre, is the only agricultural university in the south-west region of Poland. The WUELS employs about 1,500 people, (160 full and associate professors). Full and part-time students (11,000) are offered a wide range of degree courses in agriculture and related areas.  The WUELS possesses over 100 facilities, including a modern sports centre. The WUELS provides accommodation in student houses for 1800 students (90 per cent of non-Wroclaw residents).  Link to more info on why WUELS is a great place to go! Wroclaw Poland (2).jpg

This exchange program is available to students in the College of Ag and Life Sciences, and students in the College of Engineering (especially ABE) may also be considered.

WUELS Vet School


The GPA minimum requirement is a 3.0.  If a student is close to a 3.0, and can prove that their GPA is steadily increasing, or has a 3.0 in their major area, the requirement can be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Program Note: WUELS Fall semester is typically Oct 1 - Jan 22; and WUELS Spring semester is usually Feb 15 - June 15
Due to the semester dates differing at WUELS from those at Iowa State, Spring Semester would most likely work best for the exchange for ISU students.

Program Expenses:
An ISU student will pay their normal ISU tuition and fees, which will be billed on their UBill via AccessPlus per usual.  The required CISI health and emergency insurance ($1.31/day) will also be billed via student's UBill. 
All other expenses will be paid directly by the student: 
Housing (approximately $125-175 per month, including a deposit of approximately $100) will be paid directly to WUELS, and air ticket (approximately $1500), student visa  ($65, but must travel to Polish Consulate in Chicago to apply for student visa), food (approximately $250/month), public transportation (approximately $50/month) and other incidentals - snacks, entertainment, laundry, etc. (approximately $200/month) will be paid out of the student's pocket.  Each person has their own spending habits.  Example: if you plan to do a lot of traveling while in Poland, budget accordingly; if you love to go shopping and buy souvenirs, budget accordingly.

Wroclaw in the Evening

WUELS webpage:

COURSES available at WUELS for Iowa State University students:

ACCOMMODATION information for students (depending on your choice for housing, the cost for 2015/2016 is approximately $125-$175/person per month):

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!: If you decide to study in Poland, you will definitely appreciate its perfect location. Situated in central Europe, with a population of over 38 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member of the European Union. Wroclaw is located close to many European capital cities: only 270 km to Prague, 350 km to Berlin, 380 km to Warsaw and 390 to Vienna. So, why not give Poland a try and come study in Wroclaw – the European Capital of Culture 2016

Wroclaw (from tripadvisor) -
Surprisingly (except to Poles) pronounced VRAHTS-wahv, Wroclaw is Poland’s fourth-largest city and the capital of the Viovodship of Lower Silesia. Originally (in medieval times) built across several islands, the city still has many lovely bridges and beautiful architecture. Not far from the German border in the country’s southeast, Wroclaw gets lots of German tourists, who call it Breslau. The Rynek (central square), lined by colorful buildings, is one of the city’s most popular destinations.

Wroclaw Main Square

WUELS Students in Lab

WUELS Campus Classroom