15.03.2022 (Tuesday)16:00 CET (UTC+1)

Short guide to studying in Poland: practical aspects of daily life

living and studying in Poland

Moving to a foreign country to study is very exciting. You get an opportunity to live in another part of the world, meet new people, and learn about a different culture. Despite the excitement, you might have some questions about the practical aspects of living in a foreign country. For example: Will I be able to communicate if I speak a different language? Are there any other foreigners in Poland who might be in a similar situation as me? Will I be able to work in Poland to generate some income? What should I do in a crisis situation? During our webinar, we will talk about all these matters and answer any questions you might have.

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Meeting focus

Our expert, sociologist Justyna Sarnowska, Ph.D., will provide an overview of the expat community in Poland and how their daily lives in our country look like. We will focus on the following topics:

  • A sociological overview of the expat community in Poland: statistics, examples.
  • Poland from the perspective of foreigners: what do foreigners think about Poland?
  • Do Poles speak English? Will I be able to communicate in English in Warsaw?
  • Student rights in Poland.
  • What should I do in a difficult or a crisis situation? Are there any institutions, organizations that can help me?
  • Can foreign students work in Poland? How does the job market in Poland look like?

Our experts


Justyna Sarnowska, Ph.D.


Dr. Justyna Sarnowska is a sociologist. Her research interests include the transition from youth to adulthood, entering the labor market, combining studying and working, and life trajectories of university graduates. She researchers the role of local and international migrations in the above-noted processes.


Dorota Słowińska

International Admissions Officer, psychology student at SWPS University

“Working with candidates and students from around the world gives me a lot of satisfaction. I graduated from a secondary school in Dublin, Ireland, so as someone who has experienced the process of moving to a foreign country as well as learning in a foreign school, in a foreign language, I know how important the support of the institution and its employees is for the newcomers.”

This project is financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange under the Welcome to Poland programme

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