Delegation to Poland

Join the National Art Education Association’s elite delegation on a professional exchange in Poland!

The purpose of this delegation led by NAEA President Kim Defibaugh is to meet with our Polish counterparts to learn about the challenges and advances in art education delivery at all levels in Poland.

This delegation will convene in Warsaw, Poland on October 22, 2017 and will return to the United States on October 29, 2017.

The goals of the delegation and initial topics of discussion for the meetings and site visits have been preliminarily identified as the following:

  • Learn about the education system in Poland.
  • How does art education fit into education system priorities?
  • How are visual arts taught at all levels of education?
  • What are the training requirements for art educators?

Delegates will participate in professional meetings and site visits each day; the interests and composition of the team will determine the final meetings and topics for discussion. Please see the Preliminary Schedule of Activities. In country travel arrangements will be arranged through our cooperation with Professionals Abroad, a division of Academic Travel Abroad.

The estimated cost per delegation member is $4,295. This cost includes group transportation, meeting planning, accommodations in double-occupancy rooms, most meals, admission to cultural activities and essentially all other costs associated with participation. A $500 deposit is required to reserve your place on the team.

For those interested in having a guest join you in Poland during the professional delegation, Professionals Abroad will arrange a supporting guest program offering accommodation, transfers, cultural activities, gratuities, and dinners with the delegates.

For U.S. citizens, expenses associated with this program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. You should consult with a tax advisor to determine if tax deductibility is applicable to you.

Due to the extensive planning and communication involved in coordinating a program of this nature, please respond with your intentions regarding this invitation as soon as possible, and no later than July 21, 2017. Please RSVP to Professionals Abroad at 1-877-298-9677 or click here to be directed to the enrollment website. You can also visit www.professionalsabroad.org and search for “National Art Education Association.”

Future Delegation:
2018: Vietnam - October 20 – 27, 2018

Past Delegations:
2017: Poland - October 22-29, 2017
2016: South Africa: October 8-15, 2016 (cancelled)
2015: Cuba - October 11-9, 2015
2014: Finland - November 1-7, 2014
2013: Myanmar - November 2-9, 2013
2012: India – October 6-14, 2012
2011: Cuba – October 2-7, 2011