A valid passport is needed for travel to Poland. If you do not have a passport, you will need to apply for one. If your passport is expected to expire within 6 months of your arrival in Poland, you must renew it before traveling abroad. Applications, instructions, and costs are available at your local clerk's of court, post offices, and at http://travel.state.gov. Renew early to avoid service backlogs and expedited service fees.
Allow 4 to 6 weeks for the passport application process.
You will need to list your passport number on the Summer Study Abroad application form. If you do not have a passport at the time of application, you must file a valid passport number with the Summer Study Abroad Office by May 20th.
It is recommended that you sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program found at https://step.state.gov/step/ Also, please read the Poland Travel Advisory, Safety and Security information on the Country Information page, Crime and Safety Report, and Traveler's Checklist. You may also wish to follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Please see http://travel.state.gov> Travel Advisories>Poland Travel Advisory.
Visas to Poland for tourist travel by U.S. citizens are not needed. Tourist travel is defined as travel which does not exceed 90 days. If you intend to stay in Poland for 90 days or more call the Polish Consulate nearest you for instructions on obtaining a visa. The above link includes links the Polish Consulate nearest you and information about applying for a visa.
Participants are responsible for flight arrangements to and from Poland. Participants are also responsible for local transportation from the airport to the dormitory.
Please coordinate your flight arrangements in order to arrive at your program city on the arrival date of the program. Programs officially end the night prior to the return dates listed. Student must vacate dorm rooms on the return dates listed. Dormitory addresses are provided on the program description pages for the Jagiellonian University and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin provides bus transfers from the F.Chopin/Okiecie airport in Warsaw to the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Bus transfers are available on arrival dates. Students who are traveling to programs in Lublin may make use of this service by providing the KF Summer Study Abroad Office with their arrival information.
The Kosciuszko Foundation strongly advises students to purchase travel insurance. Travel insurance may be purchased through travel agencies and on-line booking services.
Dormitory addresses are provided on the program description pages for the Jagiellonian University and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
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Summer Study Abroad Coordinator: Addy Tymczyszyn
Telephone: (212) 734-2130 ext. 412
US Passport Services: http://travel.state.gov
The State Department is offering Special Passport Acceptance Events at Post Offices across the US. Events will be held in January, February, and March 2019. Click the above link for dates, times and locations.
All Summer Study Abroad applicants must file a valid passport number with the KF Summer Study Abroad Office by May 20th, 2019.