Schedule of 2022 Events and Field Trips

Activity Date
Orientation & Walking Tour of Krakow and Dinner (TBA) June 12th, 4 p.m
Krakow in World War II - Kazimierz & Podgorze then and now - Auschwitz/Birkenau June 18th
No Classes, Celebration of 20th anniversary of the JU-CUA American Law Program and 30th anniversary of the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program (IBTSLP) June 24th 
BTSLP Alumni & Student BBQ and In the Steps of John Paul II: Walking Tour with Dean Payne June 25th
Field trip (TBA) and Closing Weekend Celebration (TBA) July 9th and 10th 

Participants will receive a detailed calendar of special events and field trips.

While in Krakow, students will not spend their entire time in the classroom. Several excursions are planned to introduce all participants to the culture and history of Poland. Although participation is not mandatory, the cost of all planned day trips is included in the program fee.

The Program will commence with an orientation and walking tour of historic Krakow and dinner will follow at a local restaurant. Krakow's center, known as Rynek Glowny Market Square, spans approximately ten acres and is teeming with busy cafes, clubs, restaurants, and shopping for locals and visitors to explore. 
Catholic University Law School has enjoyed a long-standing cooperation with the Jagiellonian University (JU) in Krakow. This summer's planned activities that include events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program (IBTSLP) and 20th anniversary of the American Law Program (ALP) demonstrate our collaboration with JU. Celebratory activities will include award ceremonies, a panel discussion, networking BBQ for students and alumni, and receptions. 

Krakow, a city known for its architectural beauty and cultural heritage, was almost entirely spared the destruction of World War II. A field trip has been planned for students to explore Krakow in World War II - Kazimierz and Podgorze then and now and to tour Auschwitz/Birkenau. It is important to note that Poland's historically strong Jewish population was almost wholly annihilated in the Holocaust. With the fall of the Third Reich, Poland effectively lost its independence, becoming a communist satellite state of the Soviet Union. By the turn of the 21st century, Poland was a market-based democracy, abundant in products of all kinds and a member of both NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and the European Union (EU). 

The weekend of July 2nd and 3rd will be free for students to plan their own activities, and the weekend of July 9th and 10th will bring program participants together for the closing field trip/celebration (TBA).

The staff and faculty of the program may assist students in maximizing their time in Poland by offering guidance and suggestions for sightseeing and learning about Poland's rich history and culture.