American students from the Valdosta State University with Prof. Dr. John Dunn at the Faculty of History of the University of Gdańsk within "Summer Semester Study Abroad Poland"

The year 2023 brought deepening of the cooperation between the Faculty of History of the University of Gdańsk and Valdosta State University, Georgia USA. Prof. UG, Ph.D. Anna Mazurkiewicz coordinates the cooperation on behalf of the University of Gdańsk.

From May 11th to May 31st, 2023, the Faculty of History hosted a group of American students as part of the "Summer Semester Study Abroad Poland 2023" with Prof. Dr. John Dunn from the Department of History, Valdosta State University. As part of the program, a group from VSU visited the Malbork Castle, the European Solidarity Center. Our guests could learn about the culture and tradition of Kashubia at the Center for Education and Regional Promotion in Szymbark. UG students of the 3rd  BA studies in Historical Tourism showed American guests around the monuments of Oliwa. American students were particularly delighted with the organ concert in the Oliwa Cathedral. Students of the 2nd BA studies in the Historical Tourism showed their American colleagues the beauty of the Main Town of Gdańsk. At the end of their stay, our American guests travelled by train to Hel Peninsula and visited the Seal Aquarium. They could also visit the monuments of military history located in Hel. The coordinator of their stay at the University of Gdańsk was Assoc. Prof, Dr. Habil. Magdalena Nowak. Ph.D. students of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Habil Anna Mazurkiewicz - Iwona Flis, MA and Marek Skurski, MA, - also participated in the tour around the monuments of Pomerania. They showed the group around the National Museum, the Polish Post Museum in Gdańsk and around Hel. Martyna Wójcik and Wiktoria Choińska,1st-year MA students of Historical Tourism volunteered to guide the group in English around the Emigration Museum in Gdynia. The 3rd-year BA student Michał Lubiejewski was the group's guide in the Artusa Court. American students had the opportunity to meet with Polish students from the 3rd year of BA studies in Historical Tourism. They exchanged information about Polish and American culture during Dr. Jan Daniluk’s classes on Civilizations of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Our American guests were delighted with the Polish culture and monuments of Pomerania. Polish dumplings, sour rye soup and sausages aroused their enthusiasm.

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