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    NAWA Expands Polish Language Lectureships Worldwide

    NAWA expands Polish language programs to 86 global academic centers, promoting Polish culture and history worldwide.

    Eighty-nine lecturers selected by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) will teach Polish language and culture at 86 academic centers across 43 countries. These lecturers will serve as ambassadors of Polish language and culture, introducing students from diverse backgrounds to Poland’s rich heritage in history, art, and science.

    Cultural Exchange and New Challenges

    The program aims not only to popularize the Polish language but also to foster cultural exchange. NAWA lecturers are open-minded individuals ready to embrace new challenges. Teaching Polish is both their passion and mission.

    Expansion to New Countries

    In the 2024/2025 academic year, several new universities will join the NAWA program. Lecturers will now teach at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece and Schiller University in Jena, Germany. The collaboration with Italy expands to include Sapienza University of Rome, in addition to Bari, Naples, and Bologna. In Kazakhstan, lecturers will be present at Narxoz University. After a one-year hiatus, Polish language instructors will return to Glasgow and begin teaching at the University of Cambridge.

    Widespread Global Presence

    Last academic year, NAWA lecturers taught Polish as a foreign language at 82 academic centers across five continents. The largest groups of NAWA lecturers are in China, Ukraine, and France. Collaborating with universities, Polish diplomatic missions, Polish community organizations, and local associations, NAWA lecturers prepare cultural events to introduce foreigners to Polish history, literature, and contemporary achievements.

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