Joe Hulsey’s Return to Poland

This fall Joseph Hulsey is a sophomore Anthropology major and International Studies minor at UALR, who will be UALR’s first exchange student to Poland.

Last summer Joe took his first flight all the way from Little Rock to Poland!  With other UALR students, he joined Faculty-leader Dr. Jacek Lubecki for a short term study abroad trip to Poland and Ukraine.  Joe’s first experience abroad is one that has had a lasting impact on his academic goals.

UALR Faculty-led Travel Course | Poland & Ukraine - Summer 2011

UALR Faculty-led Travel Course | Poland & Ukraine - Summer 2011 

For the 2012-2013 academic year, Joe will return to Poland and study abroad at UALR’s new Exchange Partner at the Eastern European State Higher School – PWSW in Przemysl.  During last summer’s faculty-led trip, the group had the opportunity to tour the institution. 

PWSW is located in a town with a history that dates back to the early Middle Ages.  Not too far from Poland’s former capital city, Cracow, the small town’s monuments, landscapes and history continue to amaze tourists.  Although, the classes are taught in Polish, PWSW offers courses in History, Political Science, Polish Philosophy, Sociology, Applied Linguistics, International Relations, Environmental Engineering, Mechantronics, and Interior Design.  UALR Exchange Students are also eligible to take Polish and Ukrainian courses. 

Joe will spend two semesters studying Polish at PWSW, but will continue to take two online courses at UALR.  Joe hopes that his Polish studies will help shape future career opportunities, and give him a deeper understanding of Polish culture that he can bring back and share with the community.

To learn more about UALR Exchange Partners and Study Abroad Opportunities, please visit the UALR Programs Abroad website at

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