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Erasmus Krakow 2020 / 2021 (English)


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Welcome to the forum for Erasmus Krakow 2020 / 2021!

This is the place where Erasmus students, or any exchange students, that are headed for Krakow in 2020 / 2021 can introduce themselves and get to know one another before they arrive. Introduce yourself to the forum and ask any questions you may have about the city, the University, where to stay, where to eat, the prices and cost of living in Krakow, places for Erasmus parties or any other question you may habe. Here you can also find:

Warning! If you want to advertise an accommodation or your are looking for one... the forum is not the place for doing that. In order to advertise your accommodation in Krakow or in order to find roommates don’t use this forum, go to the accommodation section of Krakow.

Livin' la vida Erasmus!

Hi, everyone, I hope that you are doing well.

My friends and I will be participating in an Erasmus program in Poland, and we would like to know some things about this country, if you can help us, it would be great.

First of all, we would like to know the clothes that we have to wear, how is the weather over there?

Also we would like to know about the food, because of a friend is allergic to some food. Is it easy to find vegetarian restaurants for instance? What's the traditional dish there? And about the culture: we would like to know if people greet each other with a handshake? Is blowing your nose in public a lack of respect, for example?

And the last question, what is the currency there?

Thank you for your time.

Kisses,

Fly team

Hello Noemi!

The weather in Poland is really changable. It depends on the season. In summer it is 20-30 degrees of Celsius, but winters are cold and often the temperature is below zero. So you should take light clothes, as well as jacket, blouse, sweater, etc.

There is a wide selection of dishes here. It's no problem with vegetarian food. In Krakow there are a lot of nice restaurants, especially in city center and district called "Kazimierz". There are also foreign cuisines. The most popular traditional dishes are dumplings (in Poland called "pierogi"), pork chop, sour cabbage with pieces of meat.

People greet by handshake mostly. Blowing your nose - it's better to do it quiet - it is more polite. 

Currency in Poland is Polish Zloty (PLN).

If you have some more questions, let me know, I will try to help you :)

Best regards,
Mateusz

Hey!

Check this - it may help you!

Hi! I'm Carol,

I'll be studying Computer Science in the Politechnika Krakowska in the first semester of the year 2020/21, if this Coronavirus situation gets better.

I'm coming from Spain, I guess it will be much cooler there in Krakow, so I'll try to buy some warm clothes before going there. Idk if this page it is used by people from all around the world, but I'd love to make new friends, preferrable not Spanish so I can practice my English.

Also, I read that the LGBT situation in Poland in general is a bit tense, idk how you live it inside, but that's what it is said in the International media. I'm bisexual so I hope that in Krakow with all the students living there is a bit more liberal...

Can't wait to go there and live new experiencies.

Carol

Hello, I'm Aminata from France. I'm going to study at jagiellonian university for a semester. I would like to know some people before to go ?

That's my first exchange and I'm really excited! 

Hi girls!

Here you have article about weather conditions and cloths that are essencial to bring wth you to Poland! 

Hello, I’m Mattia. 

I am a student at Politecnico di Milano and I will be in Cracovia for the first semester. I’ll be studying at Politechnika Krakowska. I would prefer to share a flatwith international people. I enjoy cooking, traveling, doing sport and having fun. If anyone is interested please contact me by message!! Ciao!

Hi !

I am a French student in architecture and I normally go for 1 year to study in Poland at Politechnika Krakowska University. I would like to know if others are also studying leaving for this year and how you are organizing for housing, clothing, money etc ...

As I come from Reunion Island this is a total climate change for me, I am therefore open to any advice to integrate well there =).

Hey ! 

I´m a Portuguese student from Engineering and I´ll be studying in AGH University of Science and Technologies for the 1ºst semester of 2020/21. 

I would like to know if it´s easy to buy winter clothes and were to buy it in there?

Hope we have some fun ;)

Hey!

According to your question - yes, winter clothes are easy to buy and it's better to buy them in Poland as they will be more adjusted to the climate!

Here you have article about weather conditions and cloths that are essential to bringing with you to Poland! 

Emanuelle - check erasmuspoland  - especially there is section called "Preparations", You'll get answers to all your questions!

Hey!

My name is Špela and im from Slovenia. Im studying bussines and economy at University of Maribor. I hope to go on erasmus exchange in winter semester at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University. I would love to meet new people, so I can improve my english and also to find roomates to share a flat with. I think Im a fun person to be around ( self confidnce XD ..lol), I like travelling, discovering new cultures, learning new things and I like to have some fun. This is going to be my first study abroad.

Hope to find some new friends and that the covid wont stop the experience.

Adijo! (bye)

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