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Explore your heritage. 

Apply by May 20, 2024 to join our fully-funded immersion trip, where you will connect with and celebrate Poland’s heritage and culture. Heritage Polonia seeks passionate participants who can explore and strengthen Polish-American cultural ties through personal insights into Poland’s history and future. Your personal statement is crucial in showcasing your enthusiasm and potential contributions to this immersive experience. American students aged 18-26 with Polish heritage or a deep history in Poland are encouraged to apply for this transformative, 10-day journey which takes place July 7th-18th.

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Minimum Requirements

  • American students aged between 18 and 26 years old

  • Valid U.S. Passport

  • Health Insurance & travel coverage valid for the duration of the trip

  • Polish heritage or genuine interest in Poland

  • Fully completed application submitted on or before May 20, 2024

  • Accepted applicants submit signed agreements and related policies by June 1, 2024

Documents required for application

1. Essay: A 750-1000 word personal essay on a topic related to Polish culture, history, or your connection to Poland.

Applicants can use already published texts even if these are longer than 1000 words

2. Resume: A resume outlining your education, achievements, extracurricular activities, and any relevant experiences.

3. Video Introduction (optional): A short video introducing yourself and explaining why you want to participate in the program.

Application submission

All application materials must be submitted through the Heritage Polonia's website only - please do not send application materials via email. The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2024. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, and candidates will be notified of decisions by May 31, 2024.

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