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Polish for Undergraduates

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  • Polish fulfills the language requirement and the distribution requirement at Cornell.

  • We offer three levels of the language: elementary, intermediate, and advanced.

  • Elementary Polish is on MWF.

  • You can find the Society of Polish Students at Cornell on Facebook. 

  • Polish is a Slavic language hosted by the Romance Studies Department.

  • Did you know that it is the second most widely spoken Slavic language in the world? It uses Latin script like English, which makes studying it easier.  

Placement and Transfer of Credit

For information about placement, testing, and transfer of credit, please consult this guide.

Course Descriptions

Please refer to the Polish section of the Romance Studies Course Offerings list. See our departmental course roster here.

Study Abroad

Cornell offers Summer and Winter Abroad funding to study in Poland.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jason Hecht from the Cornell Institute of European Studies or the Polish instructor, Ewa Bachminska.


Students of Polish, who received grants for a summer or winter abroad in Poland, took the following pictures:

Demonstration in Poland with Basia Sudol

Warsaw by Night by Emma Stillings

Polish Cat by Lydia Holley