Poland

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Poland is located in the very centre of Europe. With the total area it’s the seventh biggest country on the continent.

History / Basics

Poland is a country in central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east and, to the north, Lithuania and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Poland has a long coast on the Baltic Sea and is largely dominated by low-lying rolling plains in the north. To the south, the Carpathian Mountains form a watershed and natural border with Slovakia. It’s total area of 312,679 km² (120,728 sq mi).

The most important sectors of Poland’s economy in 2014 were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (27.1 %), industry (25.1 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (14.3 %).
Poland’s main export partners are Germany, UK and the Czech Republic while its main import partners are Germany, Russia and China.

Capital: Warsaw
Dialing code: +48
ISO code: POL
Currency: Polish zloty
Official language: Polish

Finding Work

www.careersinpoland.com : Check current jobs for foreigners and native speakers in Poland and get advice on working and living in Poland.

www.job-poland.com : Job offers in Poland – Use jobPOLAND to search for a job in Warsaw, Lodz, Wroclaw, Poznan, Krakow, Gdansk and Katowice.

LinkedIn : Apply to Summer Internship jobs on LinkedIn. Sign-up and get hired.

www.learn4good.com : Employment opportunities/ jobs Poland: Job posting site for work in Poland for foreigners, expats, English speakers.

You can also search for jobs via the internet, try: www.jobs4.pl, www.gazetapraca.pl, www.eu-praca.pl, www.pracaikariera.pl and www.epuls.praca.gov.pl. Note that the information on these sites is only available in Polish.

Some of popular job portals include:
www.jobrapido.pl
www.careerjet.pl
www.kariera.pl
www.szybkopraca.pl
www.pracanadmorzem.pl

You can also check the biggest Polish job-seeking websites and classified websites:
http://www.jobpilot.pl
http://www.pracuj.pl
http://www.gumtree.pl

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

The pricing of the student houses depends on the particular HEI. Usually the cost of accommodation in a dormitory ranges is around EUR 60-80 monthly for a shared room and between EUR 100-150 for a single room. However, the standard of the dormitories may differ greatly even between various student houses of the same HEI, so it’s good to do some research before the final decision. What doesn’t differ is the friendly and helpful atmosphere in the student houses.

www.polhotels.com : A large database of hotels in Poland. OnLine reservations available. Hotel websites feature description, prices, pictures of hotels and rooms.

http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-warsaw/student-housing : Flats and apartments, university dorms, studios and rooms for rent.

http://www.myflatshare.com : Nice and sunny room with garden. Lehárova 23 … FULLY FURNISHED ROOM AT ANDEL PRAHA 5.

http://poland.gabinohome.com : Rooms for Rent Warsaw. Find the perfect rooms, flatshare Warsaw owners direct. Rooms with photos and reviews.

Do I need a work permit?

The most important thing you need to know is that you can’t yourself apply for a work permit. It needs to be requested by your future employer. Therefore there is not much you can do except making sure that you employer did everything right. The information below is just for your awareness.

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