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Mexican moving to Wroclaw for 3-Month-Internship, tips needed!

olito 6 | 53  
29 Apr 2007 /  #1
Hello people!

I'm a 28 years old mexican studying a masters in IT in Hamburg, Germany, and I will go to Wroclaw for making a 3 month internship. I must start June 18, so I think I must be there the first week of June to get used to the city and sorroundings.

Do you have any suggestions on how to find an apartment or room for rent? The company I will work for offers me a student accommodation, but this means sharing a room with another person, and I'm not very used to that.

Also, is there any other mexican or latin-american living in Wroclaw, or does anyone knows from someone? I know is not that common but with this globalised world, anything can happen! :)

Also, do you guys think I need to apply for a "more-than-90-days" visa? Or is it enough to go out the country and enter again?

I've heard polish is really difficult to learn, do you know of any good (and cheap) school for learning a little bit of polish in Wroclaw? Do you think I can survive speaking english, spanish or german?

Sorry for the many questions, but I must be there in 2 months and have no clue about how things work in Poland, I have only been there for short 5-day vacation (Krakow, Warsaw and Lublin)

Thanks for the help!
europe awake  
29 Apr 2007 /  #2
You can always ask younger people in the city most are learning english and can help you. But most of poland knows very little english. Pick up a book and start learning it by yourself!
Karima 3 | 50  
29 Apr 2007 /  #3
!hola ! en polonia gente saben la lengua inglesa y no solo .pues no te procupe :)
7 May 2007 /  #4
Why not do like the rest of your friends in the USA do? Just walk across the border have some kids (5-10 is best.) Then stay forever, work in some restaurants and make a little Mexico everywhere you go. It also helps to open some gangs like MS-13 and Latin Kings while you are at it. This way Mexican power and 'VIVA MEXiCO"
horunPoland - | 109  
8 May 2007 /  #5
Hi for sure you will find some school at Wroclaw Univrsity with Polish language courses

In the city you will be able to speeak english and many young people will give you advise don't wory
8 May 2007 /  #6
Thanks for the help!

Do exactly as you would do, if you go for intership to USA, and you`ll be fine.
ladystardust - | 84  
8 May 2007 /  #7
You'll be very fine, Wrocław is a very cosmopolitan city. Lived there for 5 yrs.
One thing that comes to my mind tho: Mexican restaurant on Rzeznicza street ("Mexico"). Absolutely fabulous ;)
davidpeake 14 | 451  
8 May 2007 /  #8
that is a nice restaurant isn't it. we go there from time to time.
11 May 2007 /  #9
I will be moving in June 1 and I am peruvian!! I speak spanish.
29 May 2007 /  #10
for a room, you should check out the wroclaw gumtree - alas it's all in polish, but you could post something under "poszukuje do wynajecia" (I'm looking to rent a room"). Or, if your company is offering to fix something up for you, you could always take it for a week or two and then you're sure to meet poles who can help you find your own place. it's pretty easy to find a room, i wouldn't worry about it until you get here.

A friend of mine here is American but has just spent four months in mexico, if that counts..
31 May 2007 /  #11
Hi there I am Ecuadorian and Im moving there on July 2nd!! contact me to romero.pamela@gmail :-)

Hey Olito por favor pongamos en contacto los que llegan a Gdynia!

I am a trainee in Nürnberg, Germany and be moving to a full time job in Gdynia this July 2nd so I would appreciate any help u think I might need to get a smooth transition to this place, I am excited about moving to Poland!
espana 17 | 950  
31 May 2007 /  #12
I am excited about moving to Poland!

ask for puzzler and ola123 they will help you . anyway why are you not living in ecuador ? papafrita!!!!
4 Jun 2007 /  #13
Because I am working in Germany in a Marketing Research company :)
espana 17 | 950  
4 Jun 2007 /  #14
hope everything is ok there>
buena suerte!!
OP olito 6 | 53  
4 Jun 2007 /  #15
Thanks a lot all of you for your help, I will be moving there next week.

The company just confirmed me that they will give me full accommodation the whole time of my stay, so that's not a problem anymore.

Thanks for the restaurant tip, but since I'm mexican im used to cook mexican food at home, so I better look for nice polish food :) Anyways is always good to know where to go for a home-made snack :)

Have a nice day!

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