The Kirkland Program offers two-semester non-degree graduate studies. The scholarship program lasts 9,5 months and starts with theorientation and preparation program. It is aimed at preparing the grantees for their stay in Poland by familiarizing them with the language and introducing them to the Polish realities. Additionally, one of the objectives of the Program is also to integrate people from different countries, with different experiences, educational background and views. A part of the orientation session is the official inauguration ceremony of the Program, which takes place at a university organizing such session.
After the end of the orientation program, the grantees spend two semesters in one of the five academic centers pursuing an individual academic program. The Polish language courses organized in particular cities are also a fixed point of the academic program.
During the academic year, the grantees participate four times in the integration and technical meetings that are held in different cities of affiliation. The purpose of the "meetings" is to tighten contacts between the grantees - which is aimed at improving their further collaboration and enabling them to get to know various cities / regions of Poland.
Professional internships are organized by academic coordinators and advisors in the second term of the program. The majority of people decide to do 2- or 3-week internships, but there have also been cases of internships that lasted over a month, in a few different institutions.
In September 2016 a new pilot path under the Kirkland Program called Kirkland Research Program was launched. It offers short-term research and scientific internships for persons who already enjoy an established scientific position. The one-semester studies entail individual research work under the guidance of a tutor, the effect of which is to prepare a research paper.
More details: http://www.kirkland.edu.pl/ru/