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WHICH IS THE BEST CITY TO LIVE IN FOR A FOREIGN STUDENT in POLAND?


Raj_ryder 10 | 106  
9 Feb 2009 /  #1
if given a choice between wroclaw, warsaw and krakow which city is the best for a foreign student who doesnt speak polish to get a job and live cheaply and with least problems?????? Which of these cities has the maximum foreign students??
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
9 Feb 2009 /  #2
The chances of getting a job without speaking Polish are pretty much non-existent - uless you teach English, I see from your profile that you are from India so I would pretty much cancel teaching English out as I would imagine Polish people would rather be tought by a native speaker.

As for Wraclaw there are lots of foreign students, there are plenty of threads on this site that will tell you what life is like.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858  
9 Feb 2009 /  #3
As above.

You will struggle to get a job here with an Indian accent - even though many Indians are 'native' English speakers, the accent will likely pose huge problems for you. It's not an issue of racism, but simply the reality - the accent isn't a great one for teaching with.

Your only real hope would be to get a job in a large company - but these jobs are very, very rare. You certainly couldn't hope to come here and get such a job - you would have to land it from India. And with the hassle with work permits/etc for non-EU, it seems rather unlikely that you would be able to secure the kind of job where they would happily sort out permits for you.

I dare say you might be able to find a job washing dishes/other menial slave labour. But these kind of jobs simply won't pay you enough to survive - minimum wage would be likely, and 750 a month simply wouldn't be enough to live on.
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
9 Feb 2009 /  #4
if given a choice between wroclaw, warsaw and krakow which city is the best for a foreign student

probably new delhi, rajasthan or hyderabadd.
mixer - | 4  
13 Feb 2009 /  #5
he asked about cities not states.......
k98_man  
16 Feb 2009 /  #6
Jesus, what is with this asian invasion of Poland? xD

I think Shelley is right though, unfortunately. The Indian accent will not allow you to teach English properly.

I think Krakow is one of the nicest towns in Europe though. Perhaps you should live there :)
jesse23 - | 21  
16 Feb 2009 /  #7
I'm living in Wroclaw its a pretty good city i don't no Polish and i get on fine here i'm teaching here at 1 school and a few private students and i dont have a TEFL certificate but i'm going for the course in the summer

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