During the academic year, Collegium Civitas is home to a diverse student body, hosting a large number of Erasmus exchange students from around Europe, in addition to students from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. These international students and Polish students alike come to Collegium Civitas to study international relations, sociology, security, new media, and more. This multi-national study body provides for an exciting environment in which to study these global topics.
International Security Studies
Join an international student body for a semester of study in Warsaw, looking closely at various aspects of security – with regional perspectives. This M.A. program is under the auspices of the Terrorism Research Center at Collegium Civitas. In addition to coursework, you are invited to undertake individual research and contribute to the center’s publications.
The following are some of the courses comprising the MA in International Security Studies. They are open to visiting students at the MA or upper-class BA level.
- Introduction to Security Studies
- Socio-Political Geography of Terrorism
- Analytical Writing and Briefing
- Academic Writing – Advanced Level
- Ethics of Foreign Policy
- Migration and Refugees
- Hybrid Conflicts and Asymmetric Threats
- International Terrorism Organizations
- Environmental Security and Sustainable Development
- Geopolitical Dimension of Energy Security
- Decolonization and Post-Colonialism
- Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
- Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
- Transnational Crime
- Soft Power & Smart Power in International Relations
- Foundations in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Network Theory
- War and Peace
Each semester more than 50 courses in English are offered in areas of international relations, sociology, strategy, business and marketing, new media and journalism, economics, security, diplomacy and more.
Most visiting students additionally take a language course. Polish, German, Spanish, and French are offered at multiple levels. Introductory level Arabic and Indonesian are also available.
A full-time course load is considered 24-30 ECTS (12-15 US semester credits).
Intensive Polish Option
During the month prior to each semester we offer the opportunity to take an intensive Polish course of either 100 academic hours small group study or 60 hours individual. During the semester itself you can then join the standard group Polish courses. Supplemental cost: $1950
Intensive Russian Option
If you would like to include a for-credit Russian language immersion to this experience abroad, we recommend spending 4-6 weeks prior to the semester start in Kyiv. Contact about options and costs.
Costs: Include in the program cost are tuition, pre-departure information, health and emergency insurance, visa support document, and transcript of studies. See the FAQs and Resources page for information about housing and visas