But I like it here, Mostly people are nice and except for the traffic jams, 4-5 times a day, everything is great.
Poles are generally helpful to foreigners - especially when they look European - you just shouldn't brag about being a Hungarian and expecting an enthusiastic welcome from Poles because of that
- what is more I can tell you that until recently I never actually understood why was there any friendship between Poles and Hungarians on the national level (our languages are so much apart unlike for example Polish and Czech or Slovak) - and I thought of myself as a quite informed person in the historical matters (I only recently learned a couple of facts that shed a light on that issue) - so no - you won't find too many people who are aware of the reasons why there was a warm feeling between our nations - most people won't even be aware of the fact there ever were such warm feelings (even if they heard the saying you quoted)
as for your studies I think you should try to join the Polish university as soon as possible - and try to do it not as a foreign student (not someone who needs to be tutored in English) - I actually seriously doubt there are international courses in civil engineering in Gdańsk Politechnika (but maybe I'm still wrong on this) - a lot of work before you anyway - you need to buy a lot of books (including a good Polish-English dictionary of technical terms) to learn the trade nomenclature in Polish to be able to communicate with your tutors
if you also have decent German try looking for a job in hotels and be ready to accept fairly low salary (English is not enough for the hotel industry in Gdańsk and I pretty much guess also most of Poland - I know cause I have applied once in Gdańsk) - even suggest it yourself (like the minimum wage) - let's face it you are at a serious disadvantage for the most jobs on the Polish job market