You are very welcome at the University of Warsaw. On 1st October a great adventure begins for you. This means not only exploring the fascinating world of humanities and science but also getting to know Poland, the Poles and the variety of our culture.


As we would like to help you facing this challenge, we have a pleasure to invite you to the workshops on cultural orientation which will take place on 28th – 29th September and on 6th – 7th October.


Specialists from the International Organization for Migration will present information about Poland that you can’t google and teach you cross-cultural communication.


The programme of the meeting includes:

  • practical information about living in Poland (costs of living, public services, transportation, banks, values and concepts specific to Poland);
  • health care (overview of the medical system, insurance, what to do in emergency situation, patients’ rights);
  • laws, rights and responsibilities (basic laws and rules that govern the country, visa and resident card information, public institutions and services, commonly broken laws);
  • housing (finding accommodation, rights and responsibilities as a renter or tenant, interpreting a lease, costs of housing, safety measures in the house, registration);
  • education (rules at the university, educational system for students);
  • cultural adaptation, cross-cultural communication.


The workshop will be conducted in English and will be held on 28th – 29th September from 9 am to 4 pm and on 6th – 7th October from 9 am to 4 pm on the University Main Campus (exact place will be given to the accepted participants).


Please note that there is no possibility of attending only a part or only one day of the workshop.


As we can accept only a limited number of participants, please register by filling this form in.


Registration will be open till 18th of September (for the workshop on 28th – 29th of September) and till 23rd of September (for the workshop on 6th of 7th of October).


The priority will be given to students admitted to long term studies.


In case of any questions please contact Ms Katarzyna Basisty:


Participation is completely free of charge. Lunch and coffee will be provided.


We are waiting for you!


International Section of the Office for Student Affairs

University of Warsaw
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa
55-24-022, tel. 55-20-424, 55-24-077,
+48 22 55 24 083