Steel Magnolias


Dear Guest,

In honor of Women's Month, the U.S. Embassy Warsaw's Public Affairs Section invites you to attend the U.S. Embassy Warsaw's free staged reading of Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 15:00 at Teatr Polski's Arnold Szyfman Theatre, Kazimierza Karasia 2, Warszawa.

Admission is free and seats are limited, so we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible. This invitation is valid for 1 person and is non-transferable. You must RSVP to attend.

Please click here to RSVP for the event.

Terminy składania oraz obron prac magisterskich i licencjackich planowanych w OSA UW


Szanowni Państwo,
Poniżej znajdą Państwo terminy składania oraz obron prac magisterskich i licencjackich planowanych w OSA UW w ostatnich miesiącach roku akademickiego 2016/2017:

  • Termin złożenia pracy dyplomowej: do 06.06.2017
    Termin obrony: 29-30.06.2017

  • Termin złożenia pracy dyplomowej: do 04.09.2017
    Termin obrony: 28-29.09.2017

Chciałabym jednocześnie podkreślić, że powyższych terminów Dyrekcja OSA UW oraz pracownicy sekretariatu studenckiego OSA UW będą ściśle i bez żadnych wyjątków przestrzegać. Złożenie pracy po 6 czerwca 2017 r. będzie nieodwracalnie oznaczało możliwość obrony dopiero pod koniec września 2017 r.

Terminy podajemy z dużym wyprzedzeniem, tak by mogli je Państwo już teraz uwzględnić w swoich planach i wpisać do kalendarzy.

Dr Sylwia Kuźma
Kierowniczka ds. Toku Studiów

program KARIERA. Staż z perspektywą.


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Erasmus International Internships/Traineeships available


60 days - for students graduating this year

60-120 days - for other students

Please note that candidates are responsible for selecting a suitable foreign institution/organization on their own.

Details in the announcements:

Dyżur Dr S. Kuźmy-Markowskiej


Kierowniczki ds.Toku Studiów
w dniu 14 marca br. został odwołany








Poszukujemy 3 osób chętnych do pomocy w czasie prac Komisji Rekrutacyjnej OSA. Zainteresowane osoby muszą być dyspozycyjne w lipcu oraz we wrześniu br.

Za udział w pracach KR OSA można otrzymać do 50 punktów OZN.

Zainteresowane osoby proszone są o zgłaszanie się do pok. 302.

Sekretariat ds. studenckich w dniu 8 marca (środa) 2017 r.


Szanowni Studenci,

Uprzejmie informujemy, iż w dniu 8 marca (środa) 2017 r.
Sekretariat ds. studenckich z powodu szkolenia będzie nieczynny

Internship at Mercedes-Benz Polska Sp. z o.o. / This offer is still valid


This offer is not necessarily for business students.

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POWI make up exam


BA: 2017-02-27-POWI-BA.pdf

MA: 2017-02-27-POWI-MA.pdf

Learning materials:

Students needed at EXPO Light 2017, March 22-24

Maas&Roos Group is a sponsor of the new design area and therefore we get product-placement and participation at podium discussion at the open space design area and a 6m booth at the expo:

Therefore we are looking for 1-2 students that:

  • Support our open space booth on March 22-24 plus 2 meetings before to get information about products and logistic.

    Support means:

    • general service to handle the booth
    • pro-active talking to clients at the expo to invite to our booth, hand over brochures, etc.
    • translating English-Polish at the booth and / or at the podium discussion (if needed)
We are looking for
  • motivated candidates
  • eloquent, positive and cultivated behavior
  • Beside payment for this job, there is also a possibility of further internship at Maas&Roos Polska

Please send applications to:

1 GRANT FOR FALL 2017 at College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA at GAINESVILLE

American Studies students both in MA (1st year only) and BA (2nd year only) program may apply to study for one semester as a non-matriculating full time students at the U of Florida at Gainesville. As a Warsaw University student, the grant recipient will have a tuition waiver.

The ASC student at U of Florida will be taking the usual load of courses which will be credited and will count for your GPA in Warsaw.

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Make-up session:

Make-up session BA - Winter term 2016/2017

Make-up session MA - Winter term 2016/2017

Erasmus Plus Student Mobility 2017-2018 - updated announcement

Following a new institutional agreement, we have added another partner institution to the list of foreign universities available within the framework of Erasmus Plus Student Mobility Program: now we have 43 spots at 22 institutions in 10 countries.

Please note also clarification regarding the required grade average (4.0) as well as new office hour of the International Mobility Coordinator.

On January 17, 2017 the Director of the Institute of the Americas and Europe, Dr. Tomasz Basiuk, and the Acting Director of the American Studies Center, Dr. Grzegorz Kosc, were invited to the US Embassy for a special occasion to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the ASC. US Ambassador Paul W. Jones presented the Center’s representatives with an official letter from President Barack Obama congratulating the ASC community on the anniversary and with an autographed photograph of the President. The letter and the photograph will enhance the Center’s collection of autographed presidential portraits.

We announce that a new Director has been appointed to succeed
Professor Bohdan Szklarski and lead the American Studies Center of the
University of Warsaw. The new Director is Professor Grzegorz Kosc, an
associate professor of American studies who has taught at the Center
since 2005.

Bob Dylan, considered as "the voice of a generation" for his influential songs from the 1960s, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award.

The 75-year-old Dylan - who won the prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" - now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates.

Dylan's songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times They Are a-Changin'," "Subterranean Homesick Blues," and "Like a Rolling Stone" captured a spirit of rebellion, dissent and independence.

Awarding the 8 million Swedish crown ($930,000) prize, the Swedish Academy said: "Dylan has the status of an icon. His influence on contemporary music is profound."

Swedish Academy member Per Wastberg said: "He is probably the greatest living poet."

Good job Bob!

Source: CNBC, CNN

Writing Your Thesis at the American Studies Center:

A Very Brief Guide to Academic Writing by prof. dr William Glass, dr hab. Agnieszka Graff and mgr Ludmiła Janion
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Cultural Orientation Workshop 2016

On 1st of October a great adventure begins for you. This means not only exploring the fascinating world of humanities and science but also getting to know Poland, the Poles and the variety of our culture.

As we would like to help you facing this challenge, we have a pleasure to invite you to the workshops on cultural orientation which will take place on 28th - 29th of September from 9 am to 4 pm and on 6th -7th of October from 9 am to 4 pm on the University Main Campus.

Specialists from the International Organization for Migration will present information about Poland that you can’t google and teach you cross-cultural communication.

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Prof. Tomasz Basiuk participated in the research project that received a grant in the competition of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)

More than 600 outline proposals from transnational consortia consisting of researchers from 4 or more participating countries were submitted to the competition. However, the HERA network together with the European Commission have chosen 18 best innovattive research projects. Common budget equals ?21 million.

It has been third joint research programme of the HERA. Network Humanities in the European Research Area supports research in humanities. In this network Poland is represented by the National Science Centre.

Prof. Tomasz Basiuk contributed to the project entitled "Cruising the 1970s: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures". The UW scholar will be cooperating with researchers from Great Bitain, Germany and Spain.

More information are availiable on the HERA website.

Projekt "Erasmus-Mobilność Edukacyjna" (KA103)
Praktyki Zagraniczne (SMP) Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego - Rok akademicki 2015/2016
124 MIEJSCA NA PRAKTYKI ZAGRANICZNE - (Komunikat BWZ nr 11/16/SMP/2015/2016)

Ubieganie się o miejsce w Domu Studenta

Komunikat BWZ nr 9/16/SMS/2016/2017 Projekt Erasmus - Mobilność edukacyjna (KA103) - rok akademicki 2016/17
Dodatkowa kwalifikacja (tzw. II tura "ogólnouniwersytecka") na częściowe studia zagraniczne w ramach niewykorzystanych miejsc (wyjazd w semestrze letnim)
Projekt "Erasmus - Mobilność edukacyjna" (KA103) 2015/2016 - zagraniczne studia częściowe (SMS)
Wykaz wolnych miejsc (stan na dzień 04.05.2016 )

Transatlantic Symposium 2016

Internship Position at International Office at Blekinge Institute of Technology/Sweden

Transatlantic Student Symposium

The American Studies Center is pleased to announce that four ASC Advanced Track MA students and their teacher will take part in a study tour and a graduate student conference in the US in March 2016 under the auspices of the annual Transatlantic Student Symposium, an international academic exchange program in which the ASC has taken part since the 2011/2012 academic year.

This year the Symposium will travel to southern California for site and museum visits and seminars, and then make its way north to Oregon for the conference. The event will bring together students and faculty from the American Studies program at Humboldt University in Berlin, the graduate program in Public Policy at Oregon State University, Corvallis, and the ASC. More information about the Transatlantic Student Symposia is available on Humboldt University’s website:

The participation of the University of Warsaw in this edition of the Transatlantic Symposium is generously supported by the American Embassy in Warsaw. The ASC is co-sponsoring the event, and participants are covering partial costs.

Erasmus+ Student Mobility 2016-2017

Dear Students,

There are 36 spots available for the coming academic year, at 19 institutions in 7 countries. Please note that some spots are earmarked for BA or for MA students exclusively.

Please file your application with the ASC Office by Monday, February 29, 2016 and sign up for your interview.

Interviews with candidates will be conducted on Tuesday, March 1st and (if necessary) on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Each interview will take about 10-12 minutes.

Please make sure to have a look at all basic info about the requirements and regulations concerning the exchange at:

The Wasp

wasp /wɒsp/ AmE /wɑsp/ noun [C] 1 a black and yellow flying insect which can sting you: There’s a wasps’ nest in that old tree! 2 when translated into the language of the beautiful country where the weather is schizophrenic and where refugees do not wish to go (see: Poland), it becomes an osa - a place where all meanings collapse: Yesterday, I spent an amazing day at OSA! (here: an abbreviation for Ośrodek Studiów Amerykańskich, English: American Studies Center)

We Are Students with a Purpose. We Are Students in Pursuit of happiness, to which we have unalienable rights. In the city upon a hill we sunbathe in our freedom of speech. We trust ourselves, for our heart vibrates to that iron string.
Two journals diverged in a star-spangled wood, and we took the one less traveled by, in order to stop the long train of intellectual and creative lethargy, which has poisoned the souls of the many.

A SCribbler

Less formal, breezy, students' initiative to reflect upon American current issues. Reviews, commentaries, etc.

We would like to inform you about the changes in the procedure of filing the requests.
Since Nov 1, 2015, the requests are to be filed only through the USOSweb.

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We are informing that since Nov 1, 2015, the ASC is introducing an electronic way of clearing “karta obiegowa”.

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The rules regarding the transfer of courses

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Explanation of changes to the Advanced Track program

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Requirements for graduation regarding foreign language competency

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