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A list of English Schools in Poland run by a UK citizen?

LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
7 Dec 2008 /  #1
Hi - I know that this probably seems like a random question, however can anyone point me in the direction of an English school that is run by a UK citizen who moved to Poland and set up in business there?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,099  
7 Dec 2008 /  #2
It might be a long shot but you can try the British International School in Wroclaw (also in Krakow) it was founded by two Brits and two Poles.

OP LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
8 Dec 2008 /  #3
British International School in Wroclaw

Excellent - cheers m'dear :)

Actually, I was wondering if any PFers had moved to Poland and set up an English school... anyone?? Or does anyone work for a British-owned language school in Poland?
dondonf - | 14  
10 Dec 2008 /  #4
Her school is at Zelazna 69a
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
22 Dec 2008 /  #5
Only just spotted this. Cheers - thanks :)
Vadim - | 1  
13 Jan 2009 /  #6
Merged:American School in Warsaw

I have 6 years old daughter who need to go to the school in Warsaw.
We will live in center on Grzybowska.
Plece recommend good english speaking school and not to expensive if there eny.
Polanglik 11 | 303  
14 Jan 2009 /  #7
Try this website .....

The American School of Warsaw (ASW), founded in 1953, is a private, non-profit school serving the educational needs of children of over 50 nationalities. ASW is organized into three school divisions ensuring developmental and age-appropriate settings for students age four years old through to university entrance level. The curriculum is based on widely accepted US and international standards, culminating with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in the last two years of high school. Graduates attend a variety of top colleges and universities around the world including the US and UK.
Bielawa, ul Warszawska 202, 05-520, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland
Tel: (+48) 22 702 8500
Fax: (+48) 22 702 8599

here you will find the American School & British School; however I would say they are expensive, not a problem if a company is relocating you to Poland and will pay the fees but if you will be funding your child privately expect to pay in the region of £8,000-£9,000 per child per school year.
MSZ 1 | 3  
29 Jul 2009 /  #8
MATTtheCZAR - | 2  
10 Aug 2009 /  #9
Merged: English colleges in Poland

Hey, everyone. I can speak fluent Polish. When i graduate high school in 2011 i am planning on going to college in Warsaw, Poland. However, i would have to take classes in English. I can speak Polish, but English is like my first language. Can you lead me to a website of the main college or give me some advice as to how to make this a reality? I am planning to go right after i graduate high school in the U.S.A. Also, are there requirements for college like there are in the US?

The areas I'm mainly interested in are graphic designing (on the computer), advertising, or anything to do with electronics and tech. Thanks!!!
Matowy - | 294  
10 Aug 2009 /  #10
If you are fluent, then you should have no trouble taking classes in Polish. I'm sure if you need help, your teachers and classmates will be happy to do so.
MATTtheCZAR - | 2  
10 Aug 2009 /  #11
i can speak it but i have trouble :/ i honestly don't feel like i'm fluent enough to take classes in Polish...
Nika 2 | 507  
10 Aug 2009 /  #12
Hi try this one:

i don't know if they have classes in English but give it a try;
i am sure that you will be admitted if you graduated from an american high-school.
vndunne 43 | 279  
10 Aug 2009 /  #13
Hi. I know the university of warsaw has classes in english. However, i am not sure of the subjects which are covered. Here is the website for the english version.
FreedomPirate01 - | 4  
11 Oct 2009 /  #14
Merged: Graduates Studies in Poland in English

I was born in Poland but moved to the U.S. when i was a child, I'm 25 and finished with a business degree in the states a few years ago. Since graduating I have worked for my family's real estate business, and am now looking to get out on my own.

I'm trying to figure out what to do next and am considering graduate school in Krakow. I would greatly appreciate any advice on recommended graduate study programs. Even though i completed my studies with good scores I have some regret in deciding on a finance degree as i currently don't have a great interest in this field. I would not want to make a similar mistake again, however there may still be business degrees offered in Krakow which could prove worthwhile and interesting.

I am tempted to throw caution to the wind and pursue a more exciting and artistic study in such subjects as journalism, photography or english writing, but from what i've found so far I don't such studies are offered in Krakow in english. I am not sure if this would be a wise decision as it may be likely that after graduating I may try to start my own business and work for myself or take over the family business. This would mean that I may never take advantage of another degree in a traditional sense (seeking employment), so I am weary to enroll in another very difficult and demanding study.

I worked very hard in my undergraduate study and would like to enjoy life a little more and not pull too many more overnighters playing with calculators.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!
z_darius 14 | 3,965  
11 Oct 2009 /  #15
Graduates Studies in Poland in English

I am weary to enroll in another very difficult and demanding study.

I'm not sure how you would like to achieve both.
FreedomPirate01 - | 4  
11 Oct 2009 /  #16
I guess i did not explain myself completely. I am happy and able to take on a challenging degree if it is something interesting and enjoyable. What I am trying to avoid is another degree heavy in accounting and other uninspiring studies. Also if possible I could maybe spread out a degree over a longer period of time if i find it too difficult. Finally sometimes within some universities there are certain degrees which are known to be more enjoyable, to have the most interesting professors etc etc... For example in my U.S. university, ...pursuing a degree in marketing most would agree would yield the most enjoyable academic experience for those who didn't have a determined career path.
Raj_ryder 10 | 106  
11 Oct 2009 /  #17
so just do a marketting course over here i study management in lodz its nice place tho a little borin but hey krakows wer the parties at
z_darius 14 | 3,965  
11 Oct 2009 /  #18
What I am trying to avoid is another degree heavy in accounting and other uninspiring studies.

I think nobody can decide for you what to study.
But rest assured, in Poland studies in English do not require a calculator.
FreedomPirate01 - | 4  
12 Oct 2009 /  #19
Raj_ryder - As far as i know Krakow does not offer any marketing courses in english, and even if they did it doesn't mean it is a good choice just because it was a good choice at my U.S. university. It all depends on the professors, students and the program of course.

z_darius - I'm just looking for suggestions or recommendations from someone who may have some knowledge about the different graduate programs in Krakow.
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
12 Oct 2009 /  #20

It sounds to me like you just want to live in poland. Why not go to poland to start a business? Or teach english?

Why do you want to spend 4 years studying something more "artistic"? Just for fun? I know many people who went to uni to study the humanities for fun but in the end couldn't find work because these degrees are useless. Maybe this isn't an issue for you as you can always go back to the family business.

If i were in your shoes i'd try to start a business in poland or maybe get into real estate in PL. You can always do "journalism, photography or english writing" on the side. Just my 2 cents.

As for graduate studies, i think you're better off doing an mba in the usa.
learn polish - | 46  
16 Oct 2009 /  #21
When it comes to "artistic" (word used loosely), you could try studying British or American literature - at least you can be sure that the classes are in English.

On the other hand, coming to Poland from the US to study American lit. - not the brightest idea ever :)

I agree with polishcanuck - mba in the us is a much better idea in terms of resources, quality of education etc. But if you wanna come to Poland to have fun and socialize, you may as well do some studies on the side, why not (in which case I recommend Warsaw University, from my own experience).
Alex - | 3  
17 Oct 2009 /  #22
Hey, I just started working on my Master's degree at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and I am studying in English. I decided to come study in Poland for similar reasons to yours, and so far I'm loving it! And if your worried about the work load, I can tell you that I expected much worse. I take a few classes a week, and still have plenty of time to go out and enjoy this awesome city. If you'd like to talk or have any questions, write me an email!!

FreedomPirate01 - | 4  
21 Oct 2009 /  #23

Your right, i am interested in living in Poland more than I am in studying there, but thats only because i don't' see any degrees that really grab my attention. My Uncle is starting up a business in Gydnia which i might be a part of in the future, however, I think moving to Poland with the intention of starting a business on my own right off the bat is bit much. As for teaching english.... I'm not much of a teacher.... ;p

From my understanding I thought most of the graduate degrees in english in Poland were 2 years. 4 years would be a big commitment for sure.

I hear what your saying about humanities and finding work. I'm lucky to have something to fall back on, and i'd probably be taking grad studies more seriously if i didn't. I suppose i just really don't want to suffer through another couple years of something I don't enjoy. Unfortunately though the degrees in english that Krakow is offering at first glance don't seem too interesting or useful, but i really need to learn more about the programs.

There is no doubt I couldn't go wrong with getting an MBA in the U.S., aside from the cost...its so expensive!

learn polish
Why do you recommend Warsaw over Krakow?

Hey Alex thanks for the reply! I definitely need to talk to you. Email sent 8
learn polish - | 46  
21 Oct 2009 /  #24

you got me wrong. I'm just saying that I studied at the University of Warsaw and I know how it works at the English Studies department - you can be 100% sure you'll get lots of time left, so studying and working (even full time) or socializing aka partying hard (even full time :) - whichever interests you more, is not a problem there.

On the other hand, I have no idea what things looks like at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (or any university in Krakow, for that matter) - simply never been there.

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