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Phil malik 1 | 3  
12 Mar 2008 /  #1
Hey there, i'm currently wanting to travel to poland to work for about 6months.
i'm not qualified with any skills, i'm straight out of school, i'm 18, and don't speak a word of polish, but i want to experience how hard it is for Foreigners to come to britain, so i've switched it around.

I'd really like some basic travelling and working advice, and also some one living in Poland to talk to and perhaps help me.

Thanks
any replies would be awesome.

Phil
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
12 Mar 2008 /  #2
Hello Phil and welcome to Polish Forum.

Just out of curiosity why Poland?

I recommend that you do a T.E.F.L. (teaching English as a foreign language) course.
It will give you a basic qualification so you can teach english in most places in the world.

Learning a few polite words before you go to any country is advisable, hello, thank you, I don't understand, good bye etc.

You did not state where in the world you are from, I am from Ireland, so for me Poland is a big country and is very diverse, mountains in the South, the sea in the North and it is a matter of opinioun where it is best (in my humble opinioun Cracow and the mountains one hour away is the nicest).

And enjoy yourself, There is some beurocracy here but you could probably applie for a job from your own country, get then to organise a place to stay for you (Years ago they would even pay for your plane ticket)

If you have any further questions, I am sure that the people on this forum will help as much as possible.

Just a warning to the wise you will fall in love here, I did and I am very happy. You'll love it
Grounded 4 | 99  
12 Mar 2008 /  #3
you will fall in love here

Easily done. I fell in love about twenty times within the three days of my last visit
OP Phil malik 1 | 3  
12 Mar 2008 /  #4
ha ha thanks
i'm from Scotland

well last night there was a documentary on bbc about the "crisis" of polish people working in the UK, it must be very difficult to do. so i wanted to go to their homes and do the opposite.

also i think it'd be incrdible, and i've never been to poland
irishdeano 5 | 304  
12 Mar 2008 /  #5
i think it would be good for you to go on a holiday there first. i have been to poland a few times myself and have enjoyed every second of it even when it was frezzing cold :P

but most of all why i enjoyed it so much was cause my gf made me have a wonderful time there and im sure i will be away there again next month :P
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
12 Mar 2008 /  #6
Hi Phil, welcome to the forums.

If you have limited Polish then you might want to look for work around the Sopot area, maybe in a Bar or restaurant.

I would imagine it will be tough to earn enough to keep a roof over your head and have some spare for a bit of fun too.
OP Phil malik 1 | 3  
12 Mar 2008 /  #7
is Sopot like the touristy area?
yeah tough is the idea, lol
telefonitika  
12 Mar 2008 /  #8
is Sopot like the touristy area?

errrr .. like yes ... it is ... polish people head here in the Summer .. its part of the tri-city area ... most people that seemingly head here to Sopot are people on Stag parties of late though
OP Phil malik 1 | 3  
12 Mar 2008 /  #9
ah so its quite the night life?

how difficult would it be to get a job and live there?

also do they play rugby or football there?
inkrakow  
12 Mar 2008 /  #10
i'm not qualified with any skills, i'm straight out of school, i'm 18, and don't speak a word of polish, but i want to experience how hard it is for Foreigners to come to britain, so i've switched it around.

You're not comparing like with like - many of the Poles who came to the UK (and stayed) are well educated and/or skilled, and many of them came over with basic English. We've got high unemployment here so you'll find it pretty impossible to get a job if you can't even speak the language. The advice to get a TOEFL qualification is good. I think that unless you have some skills to offer here, you're not going to get far.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
13 Mar 2008 /  #11
To feck with it, you are young and free, another alternative is work for a bit where you are and get ryan air or any of the other cheap flights over, the british pound goes a long way anywhere.
dasla - | 52  
13 Mar 2008 /  #12
good luck phil i am comin out in sept to do the same plan a new future with friends. keep in touch. were are you moving to? i will be in sopot or gdansk, planning new businesses. and hopefully 2009 we can start one or two,
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Mar 2008 /  #13
Phil Malik? I thought Phil McCracken was more popular, lol

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