Semester at Collegium Civitas, Poland

This international partnership between the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Program at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, and the Master’s program in Human Rights and Genocide Studies at Collegium Civitas, offers the opportunity for student and faculty exchanges, practicum and research opportunities and short international courses. The exchange program is undertaken in the fall semester of year two, as part of the practicum.

Exchange program: COEX and Collegium Civitas, Poland

The special exchange program with Collegium Civitas allows COEX students to study for a semester in Warsaw, Poland, in the Human Rights and Genocide Studies program. The MA in Human Rights and Genocide Studies is part of the Graduate Programs in English at Collegium Civitas, which also offers students the chance to study diplomacy, international relations, international business and negotiation, global affairs, and social marketing. 

Our exchange program addresses the world's need for professionals to strive for peace and the respect of human rights with a particular focus on the response to and prevention of genocide. This program offers students the opportunity to study under prominent scholars, including Maciej Kozłowski, former Ambassador of Poland to Israel, Marek Antoni Nowicki, former UN’s international ombudsman for Kosovo and Dr Ryszard Żółtaniecki, former Ambassador of Poland to Greece and Cyprus. COEX students may study in Poland during the fall of their second year (as they write their master’s paper or thesis) or during the spring of year two as part of an enrichment semester. This program complements the work of the COEX degree, and offers opportunities for our students who would like additional focused training in human rights and genocide prevention.

About Collegium Civitas

Collegium Civitas, founded in 1997, and established by the Polish Academy of Science, is one of the top universities in Poland, world renowned for its studies in Political Science, Sociology, and Human Rights, with lecturers who are members of international organizations, including the European Union Parliament, former ambassadors and diplomats from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe, directors of Polish government organizations and nonprofits, that their campus is truly international, with exchange agreements between 70 universities worldwide, with graduate courses focusing on international relations, diplomacy, international business and negotiation, global affairs, social marketing, and human rights and genocide studies, leading to a PhD in sociology, Collegium Civitas prides itself on its strong academics, accessible faculty, international focus, teaching excellence, small class sizes, dynamic coursework, internship opportunities, and their graduates who are working at top public institutions across the globe.