Gdansk is on the south edge of the Gdansk Bay (of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia, spa town of Sopot, and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called Tricity. The population is 1.4 million. Gdansk is the capital of Gdansk Pomerania and the largest city of Kashubia. The 2019 program will take place at the Conradinum High and Technical School, which was opened for youth in 1900 in the Wrzeszcz District. Program hours are 8:30am – 8:30pm, Sunday – Friday and the university.
The Polish students in Gdansk are well-practiced in English, and the program concentrates on learning the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship. In our Business Week program, students go through our business simulation, design a product for a trade show, and present how they ran their business during a stockholder’s presentation. For our Advanced Business Week program, students create an in-depth business plan that they present to their stockholders.
Adult volunteers stay at the Hotel Szydłowski, which is an 18 minute walk away from Conradinum High. American students will stay with their Polish counterparts in the Bursa Gdańska school dormitory on Piramowicza Street, which is connected to the school via a corridor. Students will travel to and from Poland with an adult volunteer and usually arrive 3 days before the start of the program, and stay 2 days after the program finishes.
Program cost for American students:
- $100 registration fee
- Spending money (optional)
*Scholarships and Financial Aid are not available for our international programs.
Please note: While American students will stay in the school dormitories before, during, and after the program, meals will only be provided during the program. Students may use the dormitory kitchen to prepare meals for themselves both before and after the program.