An important aspect of our mission is education. The Institute of Intercultural Studies runs two three-year long undergraduate programs and one two-year graduate program in Polish.

International Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering a comprehensive intellectual formation inspired by a classic liberal arts education. The program offers a coherent set of subjects in the history of culture and art, cultural criticism, and issues related to contemporary culture. We teach our students to track cultural flows of ideas and develop competencies such as critical thinking and creativity.

Intercultural Relations is a field of study designed for people interested in the social problems of a globalized world. Our task is to educate specialists in the area of intercultural dialogue and social conflict resolution. As part of the program, the following specializations are carried out:

  • Intercultural Communication and Mediation (undergraduate level)
  • Work with Minorities (undergraduate level)
  • Intercultural Relations in Tourism (graduate level)
  • Creating Images in Intercultural Relations (graduate level)

In the 2019-202 academic year, we intend to start post-graduate studies in intercultural competence in business and intercultural education.

In addition to the numerous courses offered in Polish, the institute also offers classes in English. We have recently offered our students and guests from abroad the following courses in English:

  • Decoding Culture
  • Music in Cultures
  • Sustainable Tourism and Cultural Development
  • Global Migrations
  • Iranian Cinema as Form of Cultural Modernity
  • Politicized Ethnicity of Central-Eastern Europe

In the field of education, the Institute of Intercultural Studies cooperates with partner institutions from all over Europe. As part of the Erasmus + program, we host students from the following partner universities:

Bulgari: Sofia University „Saint Kliment Ohridski”

Czech Republic: University of J. E. Purkyně,  Ústí nad Labem and University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

Germany: Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

Italy:  Università degli studi Roma Tre and  Università degli studi di Milano

Latvia:  Latvia University of Agriculture

Malta: University of Malta, Msida

Portugal: Universidade de Coimbra and  

Slovakia: Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica

Spain: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona and

Turkey: Istambul University, Istambul

If you want to learn more about the studies offered at the Institute of Intercultural Studies, then please write to Dr. Franciszek Czech (franciszek.czech@uj.edu.pl).

If you want to learn more about the Erasmus+ program at the Institute of Intercultural Studies, then please write an email to Dr. Elżbieta Wiącek (elzbieta.wiacek@uj.edu.pl).