In my opinion, Poland is one of the most underrated countries in Europe. Granted, I have Polish heritage, so I might be biased, but anyone who's visited knows how special this place is.
As a young woman, I truly felt safe in the city, though of course normal precautions should be taken.
The Cracow University of Economics is a great place to build your resume and learn more about international business. Honestly, I didn't have a great understanding of the European Union, but the combination of learning about and living in the EU gave deeper meaning to the international conversations that have been going on.
If you're into outdoor adventures, there are some great hikes and parks around the city - you could also hop on a short train ride and be in the Tatra Mountains. If you're more into quiet museums, art, and coffee shops, Krakow can oblige you, too. Krakow indisputably is the heart of Polish history and heritage, and you can see it in every corner of the city. There is no limit to your exploration; I spent four months there during this program, and I know I barely scratched the surface of the deep beauty ingrained in everything you see.