The John Paul II Project
The JP2 Project is dedicated to helping young people become builders of a civilization of love and truth, through Catholic study abroad programs in Poland that enable them to live in the example of Pope Saint John Paul II.
Students have the opportunity to live and learn in John Paul II’s ‘beloved Kraków’. From inside the classroom to on-site excursions, students are brought into conversation with the culture, the history, and the man, Karol Wojtyla.
Our programs not only teach students about St. John Paul II- in his city, but like JP II- in his style. From intellectual discussions to outdoor trips, youth are offered the challenge, adventure, and responsibility that lead to a life of greatness
Experience an immersion in Polish culture and the vibrancy of the Catholic faith. Be formed in a joyful community life. Like young Karol Wojtyla, discover truth and beauty through music, art, theater, history, nature, people, and a living relationship with Christ.
"My time in Poland has been blessed beyond belief.
I hardly have words to describe my experience."
-Macie Frakes, 2018 JP2 Program Student
The story of Karol Wojtyla, St. John Paul II, and the story of Kraków are interwoven in a chronological pilgrimage through the life of a saint that reveals, at the same time, the dramatic history and the majestic culture of a city where a boy grew into a man, a priest, a bishop- and an apostle to the world.
-George Weigel, City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II's Kraków