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Call for participants: International Summer Academy 2024


The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust calls for participants to the 11th International Summer Academy in English, which will take place between 3-9 August 2024.


The seminar addresses teachers, educators, historians, employees of memorial sites, and all people interested in the history of the II World War and the Holocaust.

The ISA participants will spend two days in Cracow, learning about the history of the city during the German occupation and the fate of Cracow Jews over the last few centuries.

The main part of the Academy will take place at the Auschwitz Memorial, where in addition to study tours of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, participants will visit the Archives, the Collections, and the Conservation Laboratory of the Museum as well as hear lectures and presentations on various aspects of the operation of the camp.

The group will also learn the history of the local Jewish community before the Holocaust and take part in discussions about the significance of Auschwitz in the contemporary world.


All participants will receive certificates.

The estimated cost of participation is 800-900 €. The final cost depends on the number of participants. The fee includes accommodation in single rooms, board, programme and local transfers.

Participants will be chosen based on the order of application submission.


In case of any questions, please contact Anna Stańczyk – the coordinator of the project from the ICEAH:


Opinions of past ISA’s participants

Having joined the International Summer Academy at Auschwitz for three times (the seminar at level 1 and two seminars for graduates at level 2), I wholeheartedly recommend this program. The insightful study tour, well-organized structure, and impactful historical exploration make it a unique experience. The tour takes you to places not typically visited, broadening your perspective. Additionally, the exceptional group of participants contributes to a supportive and engaging environment, fostering lasting connections beyond the program.
Niina Väntänen, Finland

As an Australian educator I found the 2022 International Summer Academy so valuable I could not wait to apply for the 2023 International Summer Academy for graduates. My 2022 experience of studying and learning from experts at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, along with the access to areas beyond what is available to regular visitors, was a professional learning opportunity that was only matched by my 2023 experience of following in the footsteps of the Jews from the Lodz Ghetto in the graduate program. I cannot recommend these experiences highly enough to any educator who teaches the Holocaust as a way of increasing your own knowledge and understanding of what happened at Auschwitz-Birkenau so you can better teach and share that learning with your students. These programs are an absolute must do professional learning opportunity for any Holocaust educator.
Alexnadra Cashin, Australia

Participating in the International Summer Academy allowed me to truly understand the depths of the Holocaust. It's very easy to reduce the victims to numbers but the ISA team were able to make you see every person as a human and an individual, allowing you to truly understand the wide scope of the Holocaust, as well as teaching us the humanity of people, and how we can learn from it, beyond the graphic images and evidence left behind. It was a valuable experience and one I'll never forget.
Minnie Coldman, UK

If you want to deepen your knowledge about Auschwitz and the whole process of the Finale Solution of the Jewish question, I would highly recommend to participate to the International Summer Academy. I participated three times and each time was great thanks to the great quality of the lecturers and the visits on site. The ISA allows you to really spend the time in the camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, and to see places where you would usually not go. It gives a real idea of the size, the evolution and the use of the different parts of these camps. The ISA broadens your reflection on the purpose and the mechanisms put in place by the perpetrators. You also get the chance to meet other participants from all over the world with whom you can exchange on the topic of teaching, explaining and transmitting this history. It is really a great experience for anyone interested by the topic.
Anne Hagen, France

Files to download

Draft Program of International Summer Academy 2024