About the Program
Study Tours to Poland (STP) is a Polish-American Freedom Foundation program, implemented by the Leaders of Change Foundation in cooperation with the Borussia Foundation. As part of the Program, study visits to Poland are organized for people from Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia. The aim of the Program is to show the realities of Poland and the European Union, while at the same time developing and strengthening professional and personal contacts between leaders from Eastern Europe and their Polish partners. The Program’s offer is addressed to students and professionals from a range of fields and specialties.
Study Tours to Poland Program (STP) was a co-implementer of eight editions of The Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy. Since 2021, the main WEASA implementer is the College of Europe in Natolin. The project is co-financed by PAFF through the STP Program as well as the College of Europe in Natolin and the German Marshall Fund in Poland.
The thematic scope of the Academy includes systemic transformation, European integration, and transatlantic relations; and since 2017 the leading theme of WEASA has been digital challenges, especially cybersecurity.
The program has been operating since 2004. During the years 2004 to 2006 it was administered by the Education for Democracy Foundation under the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Program (RITA – “Region in Transition”); and from 2007 to 2017 by The Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław. Since 2017 the program has been administered by the Leaders of Change Foundation. In addition, since 2007, the Borussia Foundation from Olsztyn has been a co-organizer of visits for students.
The Program in numbers
How many students from each country have participated in STP since the beginning of the Program?
How many students visit Poland per year under STP?
How many professionals from each country have participated in STP since the beginning of the Program?