Norman Davies ”Poland in the Rockies hit on exactly the right formula.”
Andrew Nagorski – Newsweek ”If a program like this had been offered at the time when I was a student, I’m sure I would have jumped at the opportunity.”
Stan Oziewicz – Globe & Mail ”I’ve been to many conferences; this is the first that will stay with me forever.”
Katherine – Chicago ”I deepened my understanding of my heritage, forged new and lasting friendships, and was inspired to carry out academic research in Warsaw, Poland.”
Martin – Toronto ”PITR brings together some of the brightest and most talented young Polish-Canadians and engages them in a unique experience of knowledge, interaction and the exquisite surroundings of the majestic Rocky Mountains”
Nina – Washington ”PITR set me on my path for my career… opened up a whole new world to me that sent me to graduate school to study the post communist world and landed me at a job in the international affairs community, focusing on democracy assistance… I have contacts all over the globe ready to support my work. I grew as a person, a thinker and a friend.”
Judith – Cape Town ”I’m a slightly more uncommon PITR attendee – being neither Polish, nor an official student of the language, the country or the people. Call it an exercise in empathy-making and community-building, if you will; PITR connected me to a community of people dotted all around the globe whose common ancestry, language or location continue to intrigue me.”

 How to Apply to PitR


Apply Online 

All applications must include the following attachments:

Your CV/resumé (upload in either .doc, .docx or .pdf)

Two letters of reference, at least one academic (upload in either .doc, .docx or .pdf)

A personal statement: This can be written, recorded, performed, sung or animated. As long as we can view it, we will accept the statement in the following media: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .mp4, .avi, .mov, . mpeg, and .wmv. If your video is larger than 2 M, please review instructions for sharing privately on

What we are looking to find out is why you want to attend PitR and why you believe you are a good candidate. We want to know why you want to learn about Poland, what experiences and qualities make you a good candidate for PitR, if and how you contributed to Polonia and what artistic or academic works you could share at the seminar.

Do not worry if you have had little exposure to Polonia or have little knowledge about Poland – this event will make sure you get plenty of both. If you have had exposure to Polish history, art or literature, mention it – we would love to know the last Polish-themed book you read or movie you watched.

NOTE: All Montreal students should also fill out the following application form and include it with their application.

Please read the Terms of Participation

All successful applicants receive scholarships covering the entire cost of the program including eleven nights accommodation, three meals per day, local transportation and organized excursions but excluding transportation to and from Calgary. All applicants will be notified about the decision by the end of May, 2014.

A registration fee of $250.00 is payable on acceptance.

You can also apply by mail. Download the PitR_AppForm in pdf here.

For more information, please contact us at

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