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Cultural Orientation Workshop Warsaw University

Sekcja Zagraniczna Biura Spraw Studenckich UW po raz kolejny organizuje warsztaty z orientacji kulturowej dla nowo przybyłych studentów zagranicznych. Warsztaty, skierowane do studentów pierwszego roku , zostaną przeprowadzone przez przedstawicieli Międzynarodowej Organizacji do spraw Migracji 24-25 oraz 29-30 września 2015 r . Zajęcia będą prowadzone w języku angielskim, a swoim zakresem obejmą kwestie praktyczne dotyczące życia w Polsce oraz studiowania na Uniwersytecie, a także zagadnienia z komunikacji międzykulturowej.

Dear Students,

You are very welcome at the University of Warsaw!

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 workshops on cultural orientation which will take place on 24th - 25th of September and on 29th -30th of September.

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 24th - 25th of September from 9 am to 4 pm in the Hotel Mercure Centrum in Warsaw and on 29th -30th of September 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 15th of September (for the workshop of 24th – 25th  of September) and till 23rd of September (for the workshop of 29th of 30th of September).

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

In case of any questions please contact Ms. Katarzyna Basisty k.basisty@adm.uw.edu.pl.

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

We will be 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

Download program.