Poland in the Rockies What is it?
Poland in the Rockies is a ten-day seminar of Polish studies held in Banff, Canada every two to three summers. The program is in English to make it accessible to North American students who are interested in Polish history and culture as well as contemporary Poland. All qualified students receive a full scholarship to attend provided they are able to travel to Calgary.
PitR is a collegial experience based on the notion that knowing where you come from gives you a better sense of where you are going. Through the lens of Polish history and culture, the PitR academic experience provides individuals with insight into the factors that shape identity, ethnic diversity and the cultural fabric of a society. By drawing on this understanding and the friendships that they forge, PitR alumni return to their communities with an increased ability to serve the broader good.
PitR2014 was made possible only thanks to the generosity of its sponsors. We would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support:
Friends of KUL Polonia Foundation of Alberta