Summer Study Abroad Eligibility - Who Can Apply?

Kosciuszko Foundation Summer Study Abroad programs are open to high school graduates who will be 18 years old by the first day of their chosen program. 

College students, graduate students, non-traditional students and adults who have an interest in studying Polish are also eligible and may apply.

Previous knowledge of the Polish language is not required.

Who is accepted to participate in these programs?

All applicants who meet the Summer Study Abroad eligibility criteria listed above are accepted to participate in KF summer study abroad programs.

Students who apply for a KF scholarship to attend one of  the Foundation's summer study programs must meet additional eligibility requirements.  Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and not all applicants receive funding.  For more information please see: 

  • Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships
  • Frances E. Wyszynski Scholarship
  • Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarships

How to Apply for a Summer Program

Students who wish to apply for KF Summer Study Abroad programs must complete and submit the following materials *:

  • Summer Study Abroad application form
  • Rules and Regulations form
  • Health Form/Physician's Statement
  • $95 non-refundable registration fee
  • payment for the program of your choice
  • payment for optional items i.e., single room
  • passport photos for an ID card
  • Accommodation form, (applicants for Jagiellonian programs only). 

*Students who are applying for KF scholarships must follow a different set of instructions than students who are applying as paying students.  Scholarship deadline dates are earlier than the deadline date for paying students.  Please see the Tomaszkiewicz-Florio, Frances E. Wyszynski and Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship pages for additional information.  

Send application materials and payment to:

Summer Study Abroad
Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

Tel. (212) 734 - 2130 ext. 210
E-mail: Addy@thekf.org

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations with a full refund can be made through May 20th.  A $75 cancellation fee applies after May 20th. No refunds after the first day of the program.


April 10 - deadline for scholarship supporting materials      
  • Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships 
  • Frances E. Wyszynski Scholarship 
  • Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship
May 10 - application deadline for paying students
  • Final day to apply as a pay-to-go student
  • Payment of all program fees are due
May 20 - deadline for mandatory and optional forms
  • Health Form  
  • Passport number
  • Passport size photos
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Rules and Regulations Form
  • RODO Data sharing Form  
  • Accommodation Form - Jagiellonian applicants only 
  • Health Care Proxy - optional
  • Credit Approval Form - optional
  • Final day to cancel and receive a full refund


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