According to the report, made by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, in the Greater New York City there are over 3.6 million of people who declare to be associated with the Polish Nation. Due to the high costs of studying in USA, the young people of Polish origin try to find alternatives.
The first Polish Education Fair was held in New York in 2012. It was initiated by the former Polish Consul for Polonia Mr. Przemysław Balcerzyk and Dr. Dorota Andraka, the President of the Polish Supplementary School Council of America.
“The Fair is organized due to the poor promotion of polish universities and Poland abroad, as well as great demographic depression which has the impact on polish education and tourist industry. Unfortunately, year after year assimilation of Poles with the Americans progresses. The Fair should encourage young American people of Polish origin to visit Poland and sustain Polish identity. It is worth mentioning that studying in USA is very expensive and the polish universities guarantee high quality education in much lower costs. That gives new prospects to children born beyond Poland.”- says Łukasz Salwarowski, President of MANKO Association, one of the organizers of the event.
Education Fair organized at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York is one of the forms of promoting Polish universities, while possibly in obtaining answers to questions for parents who wish to send their children to study in Poland.
Every university that takes part in the Educational Fair is very well prepared in terms of content and methodology.
Visitors meet with representatives from each university and receive various kinds of materials and pamphlets in Polish and English. Therefore, we invite even those who do not speak Polish – said dr Dorota Andraka
The Fair is directed to the young people of Polish origin who graduated from American high schools.
What will happen?
In the third edition of The Polish Universities Education Fair in New York, the three special zones will be created, namely: “Study in Poland”, “Visit Poland” and “Get Well in Poland”.
The first one is dedicated to presentations of the leading polish universities: Jagiellonian University, The Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World of the Jagiellonian University, Medical University of Silesia, Medical University of Lublin, Medical University of Bialystok and Bialystok University of Technology. The universities provide diverse educational program and high academic standards due to their experienced faculty.
Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest university in Europe. It offers 78 fields of studies and 149 specializations. This is the best university in Poland and is on the list of top world universities, prepared by “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities”.
The Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World of the Jagiellonian University develops the innovative methods of teaching polish as a foreign language and conducts methodological trainings for teachers all over the world.
Medical University of Silesia offers courses in English. It includes the biggest Education and Medical Simulation Centre in Poland where students can use the latest medical equipment and gain experience.
Medical University of Lublin gives the possibility to study at the Faculty of Medicine with English Language Division. Students might obtain the practical experience in numerous cooperative hospitals.
The Centre for Innovative Research of Medical University in Bialystok was one of six academic units in Poland that received the status of the Leading National Research Center- the prestigious award, granted by the Minister of Science and Higher Education..
During the Fair, prospective students will be able to learn about the educational offers of the top Polish Universities. They will be able to ask the representatives about the formal requirements and costs of studying in Poland, possibilities of study in English, the application process and deadline details.
In the zone „Visit Poland”, the visitors we’ll be able to watch movies which promote polish tourist attractions from Krakow City and various provinces: : Warmińsko-mazurskie, Świetokrzyskie, Małopolskie, Mazowieckie, Podkarpackie, Pomorskie, Lubelskie.
The zone „Get Well in Poland” will be dedicated to the presentations of Polish medical institutions. Klinika Krakowska, Specialist Medical Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery SCM, ‘Aesthetica Dermadent’ Professional Dental Studio will provide the information about their offers and health services.
The last year fair was a real success. Over 600 people took part in it. This year, we expect that 1000 graduates of American hish school we’ll appear on the Fair.
Under the honorary patronage of:
– Mrs Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka- Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York
-Professor Lena Kolarska- Bobińska- Minister for Science and Higher Education
-Professor Wiesław Banyś- President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland
-Mr Marek Sowa – Marshal of the Małopolska Province
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