Students from the East began learning in the Summer Language School organized by the Centre of Eastern Partnership at the Opole University. Students will not only improve their Polish language skills, but also learn more about the region and Poland.
The classes consist of not only of language workshops, but also a number of lectures on Opole, Polish position in the international arena, foreigners’ rights in Poland and the European Union, and the multicultural nature of Silesia.
Classes will be conducted by faculty of the Opole University, and the school will allow students to meet the academic staff. Sports activities are also planned, as well as trips to Auschwitz and the Museum of Silesian Piast in Brzeg. Some members of the group are below the age of 18. "In Ukraine, young people graduate from high school earlier. These students are accompanied by the parents, and upon the beginning of the academic year Opole University will take over the duties of the guardian" - said the Vice Rector.
For the first time, such a large group of students from the East begins studies at Opole University. "For many years we have worked with universities in the East and this number of students is the result of many years of cooperation. Attracting students from the East is not only a way of coping with the demographic decline, it is also guided by the Eastern Partnership, and opening up to that region" - said Prof. Piątkowska-Stepaniak.
Of greatest interest to students from the East are fields such as international relations, journalism , economics, computer science, German and English studies.
Source: PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland