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Gianmarco's Erasmus experience in Warsaw, Poland.


Why did you decide to go to Warsaw, Poland?

It's a country of strong growth and an international city that's in rapid expansion.

How long did you study there for? How much money did you receive to help you?

5 months and between 400 and 800 euros each month.

What is the overall university environment like in Warsaw?

I was at Vistula University - it wasn't the best, however, other students studied in universities with better environments.

Would you recommend the city and the university of Warsaw to other students?

I highly recommend the city, however, I wouldn't recommend the university of Vistula itself. I would advise SGH or the University of Warsaw, to name a few.

What is the food like in Poland?

The food is very tasty, although it's quite high in calories! Let's just say that we shouldn't eat like the Polish every day.

Was it hard to find accommodation in Warsaw?

Yes, it wasn't easy.

How much does it cost to live in Warsaw?

An apartment usually costs between 300 and 400 euros a month with around 100/200 euros a month on other expenses including dinners and nights out.

How did it go with learning Polish? Did you go to each language lesson at university?

I didn't study Polish but it seems very difficult.

What is the cheapest way to get to Warsaw from your city?

Aeroplane or your own car.

Where would you advise people to go to for going out in the evening in Warsaw?

There are many different bars in an area called Nowy Swiat Pavilions, or in the street where Sketch is located.

Where are your favourite places to eat in Warsaw?

The best places to eat the local cuisine are Zapiecek and Goscinec.

For the best sushi: Pracownia Sushi Wola.

Best kebab restaurants: Alibaba kebab in Swietorziska or Sziz kebab in Panska.

Which places are worth a visit in the city?

In Warsaw: The Old Town (Stare Miasto), the Cultural Palace, the Copernico museum, Lazinski park, etc.

Other cities: Krakow, Wroclaw or Zakopane.

Do you have any advice to give to future students that are planning on visiting Warsaw?

If you go there you won't regret it.

Use Revolut to pay for things and to manage the currency exchange between Euro and Zloty.



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