Recent Open Doors report: U.S. study programs more and more popular among Poles

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According to the recent Open Doors report, the number of Poles studying at American higher education institutions in 2019 has reached 1526, with nearly half of them pursuing undergraduate study. This increase marks a 3,3% rise compared to the previous year and is reflected in the number of J-visas issued to Poles. The J visa category is used for the participants of such programs as the Fulbright Program, the BioLAB traineeship and the grants administered by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).

The report also notes a growing number of Americans studying at Polish higher education institutions. In 2018, there were 976 students of American origin in Poland, which represents a 17% increase compared to the previous year.

Open Doors is an annual report on international educational exchange between the U.S. and other countries, produced by the Institute for International Education with the support of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.