Study Abroad in Poland

Comparative Homeland Security Program in Poland

Program Overview

The comparative Homeland Security Program to Poland provides SHSU students with an opportunity to visit the nation with more than 1,000 years of statehood history, the first democracy in Europe (Poland drafted and adopted the first European Constriction in 1791) and world pioneer of public education (Poland established the first Ministry of Education in the world in 1773). 

This course will expose students to comparative issues in Homeland Security through immersion in social, political, organizational, and cultural contexts of Poland. Through presentations and field activities students will have an opportunity to gain comparative insights into topics related to state internal security, state-sponsored terror, and peacetime and wartime insurgency. Moreover, multinationalism and complex border security and migration trends will be discussed within the European Union and Shengen zone contexts. Students will also have an opportunity to address emerging issues in Homeland Security such as energy dependence, ecological security, and crisis management.


PROGRAM DATES

On campus: May 11 and May 18, 2018

Poland: May 20  - June 5, 2018

COURSES OFFERED

SCST 4377

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

Min. GPA - 3.0.  Preference will be given to student in Homeland Security Minor or with interest in Homeland Security Studies.

HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS

Hostel arranged by faculty.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Students will be responsible for booking their own flights according to guidelines given by the Study Abroad Coordinator or Faculty Leader. DO NOT book your flights until receiving specific instruction to do so.

PROGRAM COST

$2,200 (including a $400 non-refundable deposit to secure a spot in the program)

  • Includes: lodging, meals, in-country travel, site visits
  • Not Included: airfare, regular SHSU Tuition & fees* (summer semester), $200 Study Abroad Service Fee, insurance, spending money

*Note: Faculty-led, out-of-country courses do not charge 3 fees: Rec Center, Student Center and Health Center=$275, as opposed to on-campus courses.

PROGRAM PAYMENT DEADLINES

Please see program application at the "Apply Here" link below

FACULTY LEADER CONTACT INFO

Dr. Magdalena Denham
936-294-4748
magdalena@shsu.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 31, 2018


Apply Here!

 Please submit completed program applications to the Study Abroad Coordinator.

After your Application has been approved and the $400 deposit paid, please submit the additional post-acceptance documents to the Study Abroad Coordinator that are listed on the Faculty-Led study abroad homepage.