Workshops on cultural orientation

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 take the pleasure to invite you to the workshops on cultural orientation which will take place on 25th – 26th of September and on 27th -28th of September from 10 am to 5 pm on the University Main Campus.

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 (the 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, the rights of the patients);
  • laws, rights and responsibilities (basic laws and rules which 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 25th – 26th of September and on 27th -28th of September from 10 am to 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 filling in this: https://goo.gl/forms/jSyyZlFbLlGWyB3K3 form.

Registration will be open till 22nd of September, 1 pm.

Participation is completely free of charge.

In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: welcome@uw.edu.pl.

See also: www.welcome.uw.edu.pl.

We will be waiting for you!