On 9th and 10th of October will be held a workshop on cultural orientation for students from abroad who will start studies in English at the UW.


On 1st of 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 workshop on cultural orientation which will take place on 9th and 10th of 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 9th and 10th of October from 9 am till 5 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 sending an email to Katarzyna Basisty, k.basisty@adm.uw.edu.pl, (please include the following information in your message: your name, faculty and nationality).


Participation is completely free of charge.