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24 Dec 2008 /  #451
hi every one my name is happy jst moved 2poland a week ago feeling a bit home sick any guys up north of poland for chat my e mail shergurgill@yahoo i am pfrom punjab back in india
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Dec 2008 /  #452
A week ago, well, being homesick is natural. Give it time, adjustment doesn't happen overnight.

Remember why you moved, that helps.
denim007 - | 8  
2 Jan 2009 /  #453
Hi everyone here in this Post..i m Abhishek, 28 years old, looking to move to poland this year ..i need guidance for the course selection in universities in poland..i m loooking for a good masters course in management and technology ...and i like poland very much and this is the main reason...i wud be happy if any1 wud reply with some knowledge on it..regards to all...
7 Jan 2009 /  #454
Hello Rohit,

I don't really advised people to jump on the first plane and come to Poland as the country is too young in EU.

I have been here since September and I'm still jobless and cannot join university as well.

I would advised you to inquire in other countries maybe Prague is less expensive than Poland.

I think people are racist here:

I went to apply for a long term visa in October 2008 in an office in Krakow, arriving there I found the Foreign Department for visa 3 polish government offices sitting there with a board hanging above their head Foreign Department.

I approached them by greeting them they just stare at me and no one of them speak english. I had to go back next day with somebody who speak Polish and the document is still not ready.

Another time I sent my CV to an American company based here and I contacted the person in charge for poland who is Polish to check if she received my application. She told me yes she did and she is interviewing for the post at that very moment I kind of understand that I would not get a chance but she told me that even if i have the proper profile for this job she prefers to give it to a Polish person as we already have good condition in our country.

You would surely find people speaking english or french but the majority does not and they have this habit of ignoring people and show that they were once communist country.

People in shops, restaurant and supermarket speak english and they would most of the time help you but don't expect government offices to speak english they all have this stupid head.

I so much regret my decision coming here and now I am planning to move to Ireland or Prague which is more develop than here.

Everything is up to now if you are ready to undergo all this and most important of all it depends on your budget for your studies.


kumarsan - | 5  
7 Jan 2009 /  #455
hello mishaa, how do u know in prague peoples speak english
Siegfried 1 | 100  
8 Jan 2009 /  #456
hmmm... any examples of racism towards you?
11 Jan 2009 /  #457
i am thinking about comming to lublin for medical college from U.S......please advise ...i am neil patel , gujarati.... born and raised in Denver, colorado....i am is the education and food .....

Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
11 Jan 2009 /  #458
how is the education and food

Education is good... food, you can get vegetables here.

I dont think Mishaa had a good time in Poland... I hope she finds life better in neighbouring countries. I also suggest Mishaa to consider going back to where she came from, perhaps its not possible for her to accept Poland like many people do. And I dont blame it...its just her personal issue.

But I hope she goes back to India, does something good about herself there. Or maybe she thinks that the ordinary indian is too low for her, and her mentality is too superb... maybe her skirts and jeans are telling her that she is too classy... too good. However, these same attitudes buy her alot of frowns in Poland (a land where people love and respect those who carry on their own values, and try to add them to our society in case they want to make Poland home). We value people who are modest, simple and very much who they are. Not an Ape ...
12 Jan 2009 /  #459
as far as i have heard, poland is a very warm place.... n i believe it is.
i feel sorry for misha. but personnely speakin, i m lookin forward to visit poland....
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
12 Jan 2009 /  #461

True, but then again most countries are as well...
Spade 1 | 81  
12 Jan 2009 /  #462
mishaa [Guest]

Time to hit back the delhi airport?
12 Jan 2009 /  #463
Mishaa, it's good that you make your compatriots aware that they should think twice before taking the first plane and coming here, anyway, what you say applies not only to Poland but to the majority of european countries.

First of all, you can't expect that English will be so common here as it is in India. Neither were we colonized by British, nor it's our official language. Only in scandinavian countires knowledge of English is more spread but it's also not a rule that all the people in government offices will speak it! So if you don't plan to learn local language, better opt for English speaking country like Ireland. Chech Republic won't be better in terms of language than Poland.

Regarding to your experience with this american company. I don't know if this person was so rude or you just misunderstood it. What she tried to say might be that even if you had proper profile for that job. Polish people would have preference to get this job. And they were not that lady's bad intentions but the country's law that protects its own citizens. If you are not a permanent resident here or a spouse of a Polish citizen you need a special permission that the employer has to process for you. And it will only get it when it can proove that for X time it couldn't find any Pole with the same qualifications and will have to pay for it.... So, unfortunatelly, unless you are a high qualified specialist in some area or you have an influential friend who can help you out, it will be very hard to get placement. And again I'd like to repeat that IN ALL THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IT WORKS SIMILARLY. Sometimes this law excludes only manual workers for some areas suffering from manpower deficit or temporal workers.

I'm really sorry if you experienced racist incidents :(. We are etnically very homogenous nation so unfortunatelly people of a bit different skin colour stand out. Normally they attract positive attention but it may happen that a group of drunken people or young hooligans pass some unnice comment :(. I hope this situation is changing and think (looking at my friends) that young and well-educated people in big cities are really enthusiastic about getting to know people from other countries, cultures. And a certain advantage of the fact that in Poland still there's no numerous Indian minority is that there are not prejudices about Indians and they have bigger chance for them to integrate and mingle with locals.
Krishna27 1 | 2  
16 Jan 2009 /  #464
Hi m krishna from hyderabad, india n m planing to do my M.B.A in Poland so could any one say me how r d prospectus for studies in Poland n is it easy to survive thr by dng part time jobs....any early response will b highly appreciated...
asmaani - | 28  
17 Jan 2009 /  #465
@ dpatel1049 I live in Lublin and there are so many Indian people who study medicine here. like 300 or so.
about veg dishes now it is not impossible, but still takes some effort. Especially with buying Indian spices, dhal ect.

Krishna27 hi, good to know you come from Hyderabad :) How is the Charminar doing? I visited the city about a year ago. why you want to leave? no biryani here ;)
18 Jan 2009 /  #466
So there's no shop with Indian food in Lublin by now in spite of the fact that there are so many Indian students? Hmmm....strange. In Warsaw there are many shops with Indian food, so in the worst case you can go to Warsaw and buy all the necessary stuff for some months in advance...
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
18 Jan 2009 /  #467
I don't really advised people to jump on the first plane and come to Poland as the country is too young in EU.

yes, very strange that people from another country would only speak in their native tongue. im flabbergasted.

and equally bizarre is the fact that if they had similarly qualified people, one from poland and the other from another country, they would go with the polish person.

hang on mishaa, im going to write to my government to complain about this mistreatment!!!
20 Jan 2009 /  #468
Discussions are quite funny here...!
But people...please be serious in advising and suggesting whether Poland is a good country to stay, live, work or study over there.

Straight to the question........Which is the best way to come...
Is it a work visa or a student visa?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
20 Jan 2009 /  #469
please be serious in advising and suggesting whether Poland is a good country to stay, live, work or study over there.

Yes... or no...
Nev - | 2  
22 Jan 2009 /  #470
Well there goes another Indian in town. Well my name is Neville and have been living in Poland for the last 12 years . I live in Gdansk and prior to that in Krakow.

Here you go Sudheer ........It is a beautiful country and everyone has been hospitable to me.
Always curious to know and learn about India.....
Did you find your Indian Restaurant ......
27 Jan 2009 /  #471

I am new to this form.

I am keen to move to a European country with family because my daughter will soon start college in UK so thought of living close by but sometimes due to strict immigration law you can't live wherever you want to.

Appreciate your advice to live in Poland or any other country which will offer Permanent Residency to us.

Thank you

Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
27 Jan 2009 /  #472

- You are racist and Polonophobic; the evidence of this is your statement. I don't want racist crap like you in Poland. I'm glad you don't 'believe' in my country and consider it bad. Your own country is apparently very good. Why don't you stick to it? (I know how foreigners are often treated in India, and I read Indian press now and again - some of it is really prejudiced towards Poles. How about the recent bloody pogroms of Christians in India?) By the way, what attitude is that - you just come to another country, because you want to, and expect the locals to serve you on their knees? Should we, Poles, go to your country with such an attitude? Who cares what you need? Who the fuk you think you are? Your attitude alone clearly shows that you aren't anybody my country needs. Out, keep away, go to Praha and Czechs.

PS. And oh, how tenderly, how comfortingly some folks talk to this creature. I've never heard any one of you, hypocrites, talking like this about Poles who are REALLY abused in UK and throughout Europe.
27 Jan 2009 /  #473
i interest in poland. noe i m stay in gujarat of india. but i don't know for poland student visa so pls information
28 Jan 2009 /  #474
Hi All,
I've been living here for years and I like the country. I can help you with finding jobs as I've got a company as well. Poland, in general, is not a racist country at all. Yes, there are some elements but they are present everywhere in the world in each and every country. Yes, govt officers don't speak English but you should try to learn Polish as quickly as possible because that's the key. Regarding full-time jobs, it's not that easy as you need a work permit and it costs about 1000 PLN now and with the agent about 2500 PLN. Moreover, it takes 2-3 months to get it processed so no company wants to go through that when they can get Poles or other EU citizens who don't need a work permit. So forget about full-time jobs if you come here to study. I cam here with a work permit way back in 2001 and since then I've worked and now I've managed to form my own company. SO if you need a part-time job, feel free to get in touch with me. Here is my email: saibose2004@gmail
1 Feb 2009 /  #475
sat shri akal tusi kithe ho which city do you live
1 Feb 2009 /  #476
to happy shergurgill i am also from punjab tell me which city are you living
1 Feb 2009 /  #477
hello niki i live in grudziadz its near gdansk good to hear from u you got skype so get in touch
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
1 Feb 2009 /  #478
Hi all Indians who moved to Poland... :) ...

hope ur all doing well here :D
osiol 55 | 3,922  
1 Feb 2009 /  #479
Back to something a little closer to the original subject, I spotted an Indian family wondering around the town square in £omża. Quite striking to see a sari in such a place. Now if you want to stick out as a tourist...
LoveHateU - | 23  
1 Feb 2009 /  #480
Back to something a little closer to the original subject

Thanks for taking us back to the original topic. This post was meant for Indians in Poland to help them get closer to themselves and help themselves in Poland. Its barbaric to disturb this gentle peace that they have. Live and let live.

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