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  • Locations: Krakow, Poland; Warsaw, Poland; Wroclaw, Poland
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
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Program focus: Ag Study Abroad trip to Poland is geared towards graduate students engaged in multidisciplinary research on the nexus of food, energy, environment, agricultural and industrial technology and engineering. 

Course Information: TSM 593, 1 credit; 

Program Director: Dr. Jacek Koziel

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Graduate Student ( Preferred). If recruitment is below expectations from graduate students, acceptance to the program will be open to Seniors in good standing.
  • GPA greater than 3.0 for Seniors
  • Interest in multidisciplinary research on the nexus of food, energy, environment, agricultural and industrial technology and engineering.

Approximate program fee: 
  • $2,715 (included roundtrip airline ticket; transportation;  lodging; entrance fees; CISI insurance).
  • $105 study abroad center admin fee,
  • Out of pocket expenses estimated: $150 for incidentals, $145 passport if you don't have one yet*, meals on own $50
CALS students who are first time int'l travelers should contact to see how you can get the cost of your passport reimbursed.

WUELS Main Building

Wroclaw in the Evening

Study Abroad Scholarship

There are undergraduate study abroad scholarships available through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences study abroad office in 0018 Curtiss Hall. Scholarship application details are served to CALS students in the learning content section of the study abroad program application. Application deadline for Spring term scholarship applications is November 1st, 2018

Graduate students should contact Shelley Taylor ( about study abroad scholarships for graduate students. See link for more information

Passport scholarship:

If you are a student in the College of Ag and Life Sciences and are a first time international traveler and do not have a passport, the cost of your new passport (($110 Application Fee and $35 Acceptance Fee) will be reimbursed through our passport scholarship.  For more information please contact Jodi at or Visha Arumugam at .

Other Scholarship resources
Tentative Itinerary

March 15, 2019 (Friday) - van travel from Ames, Departure from DSM Airport. 
March 16 (Saturday) - arrival in Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW), Poland.  Hotel check-in. Evening in Old Town. 
March 17 (Sunday) - cultural day.  Choices of visiting the Royal Castle, Warsaw Uprising Museum, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Katyn Museum, Chopin Museum, Copernicus Science Center, free time). 
March 18 (Monday) - morning travel to Wroclaw via train, checking in hotel, tour of Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Evening in the Old Town. 
March 19 (Tuesday) - visit to 3M Science and Technology Center, Plant visit (morning). Visit to Wroclaw Research Centre (afternoon). 
March 20 (Wednesday) - visit to Volvo hybrid bus plant (morning). Visit to Cargill plant (afternoon). 
March 21 (Thursday) - Green Valley of Food and Health in Lower Silesia. Travel by train to Cracow. Hotel check-in. Evening in Old Town. 
March 22 (Friday) - Life Science Cluster in Cracow. 
March 23 (Saturday) - Cultural day, free time.  Evening train to Warsaw. Hotel check-in. 
March 24 (Sunday, morning) - departure from WAW airport.  Evening arrival at DSM. Van travel to Ames. 

April - date TBD - post trip seminar - 3 Minute Thesis format presentation on experience in Poland.  

Note: Due to international quarantine restrictions service animals cannot be accommodated on our study abroad programs. For more information, please contact the Iowa State University Student Accessibility Services Office.  


This program is currently not accepting applications.