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  • Locations: Warsaw, Poland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: SRAS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Computer Science, Internships, Media Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Polish Language & Literature Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment-Shared, Apartment-Single, Residence Hall Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
Warsaw: Security and Society in the Information Age
Cybersecurity, New Media, and the Digitalization of Society 

Designed and launched jointly in 2015 by SRAS and Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, this program addresses global issues from unique perspectives. The full description is maintained at

Summer Courses:
The Security and Society Summer School is a six-week intensive course with online research internship. Four weeks (June 3-July 1) are spent abroad, based in Warsaw and with study tours to Krakow (Poland) and Berlin (Germany). A research internship is integrated into the course, with the final two weeks of the internship done remotely (online), July 1-14. Earn 8 ECTS (4 US semester credits).*

Central Europe and Security Issues
This course offers a broad overview of the challenges faced by the countries of Central Europe, NATO, and the European Union in the 21st Century. We will focus on regional and global implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We will look at war, international law relating to war, and peacebuilding. We will also address the topics of hybrid threats, cybersecurity, terrorism, and more.

Research Internship: Terrorism Research Center (online)
Founded in 2006, the Terrorism Research Center is a research unit within Collegium Civitas and is one of the leading think-tanks in Poland. The main fields of activity include scientific research, analytical undertakings as well as education and raising awareness about security issues in society. Center research focuses on the wide range of issues of international terrorism and its combating, as well as on the impact of those phenomena on the functioning of the state and its citizens, both in the public and private sectors. The Center’s interests include, but are not limited to: defining terrorist threats, evolution of modern terrorism, psychology of terrorism, tools to fight terrorism, risk assessment and analysis, issues related to mass media. While working on your own supervised research project, you will conduct research and analysis, interview experts, attend events and meetings organized by TRC, and contribute, along with other interns and experts, a research paper for publication.

Russian as a Second Language (RSL) Optional Extension: Yerevan, Armenia (July 3-Aug 4)
Extend your time abroad with intensive Russian language study and an introduction to security issues in the Caucasus. Those selecting this option will depart Warsaw at the end of the 4-week course (July 1) and spend two days in Tbilisi, Georgia before continuing on to Yerevan, Armenia. Your fifth week abroad (July 3-7) will be focused on making significant progress on your research. Your study of Russian (all levels) will start from week six (July 10) and you will compete your paper this week as well. Your remaining three weeks in Yerevan (July 17-Aug. 4) will focus on Russian language study and excursions and activities highlighting not only the culture and history of Armenia, but also the geopolitics of the region and related security issues.

Included in this extension are accommodations and activities in Tbilisi, transfer by chartered van/bus to Yerevan, tuition, dormitory accommodation, and cultural/excursion program in Armenia. Not included is the flight from Warsaw to Tbilisi, but we will provide guidance on which flight to book.

To apply for this extension choose the longer summer term (June 3-August 4).

Note that with this extension, your transcript for the full program will be issued by our School of Record (Stetson University) and will reflect REES 390: Security Issues and Central Europe (4 credits) and Russian language course number based on your level, 4 credits.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Semester Courses:
Join a diverse student body for the International Security Studies Semester program and combine course work and a research internship under the auspices of the Terrorism Research Center.Each semester course is 3-5 ECTS, with the majority being 3 ECTS. Students can take up to 30 ECTS. 2 ECTS = 1 US semester credit.

**Sampling of courses offered during the 2022-2023 academic year**

Introduction to Security Studies
Socio-Political Geography of Terrorism
Hybrid Conflicts and Asymmetric Threats
Analysis of Current International Affairs
Foundations in Peace and Conflict Studies
Contemporary International Relations – Theory and Practice
International Security and Conflicts in the XXI Century
Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization
Diplomatic Protocol and Savoir-Vivre
Decolonization and Post-Colonialism
Ethics of Foreign Policy
War and Peace
Terrorism and Other Security Threats
EU Foreign Policy Perspectives
Holocaust and Genocide
Social and Economic Contexts of Modern Conflicts

Each semester more than 70 courses are offered in English - in areas of international relations, sociology, new media and journalism, and management. Contact us for the most up-to-date course offerings.

For more information, and to apply, click here.