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Erasmus Experience in Krakow, Poland, by Eduardo

Published by Eduardo Mateus — 2 years ago

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How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

I stayed in Krakow for the first semester and i received more or less 200 € per month, which is not that great because i spent more than the double of that every month.

What is the student lifestyle like in Kraków?

I can't say much about it because i was in a big group of portuguese people from different universities so we didn't participate in the activities of the ESN. I need to say that it not that big of a difference if you go to ESN meetings if you have already friends with you, you can do everything really easily by yourself.

Would you recommend the city and the University of Kraków to other students?

One of the best places i've been and i'm sure that every student that goes there will feel the same way.

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What is the food like?

Food it's not bad, if you go to restaurants you can have food from Poland or the normal food that you find everywhere.

Was it difficult to find your accommodation in Kraków?

It was a little difficult, me and my friends arrived in Krakow without accomodation because we didn't want to stay in the residences so we had the first week to find a place.

Eventually we stayed in an Airbnb house which made everything more expensive for us.

How much does it cost to live in Kraków?

Living in Krakow is cheaper compared with the countries of the western Europe, with not a lot of money you can buy food for a week or if you go eat at restaurants you will not be broke, public transports are really cheap, alcohol is really cheap too... The accomodation was a little bit expensive for what it offered.

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the university?

In five/six months i didn't learned anything polish, only the most simple words. I find it really difficult compared with the languages from western Europe.

I attended jagiellonian university with all classes in Enlish without any problems

What's the best way to travel to Kraków from your city?

By plane, from Porto to Krakow.

Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Kraków?

BaniaLuka, Teatro Cubano, Shine, Baccarat, Prozak 2.0...

What advice would you give future students heading to Kraków?

Get ready for the best experience of your life, after arriving there you will not want to come back home!


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