what do you mean what's polish dancing. try google searching it and it will give you millions of links to it.
Ah, you mean "dances done by people who think that it's Polish when it's actually done by hardly anyone in Poland".
The polish ambassador for New Zealand already told us the opposite to this. She said it wouldn't be that bad and might be able to help
us in finding job placement. worst case scenario we can't get a teaching job, then im sure we can get a job in hospitality or since the
Warszawa university is a sister university of the one we go to, we could always get jobs that way.
She's living in dreamland. For a start, you'll need papers if you intend to work with food - and as for bar jobs, you'll be looking at 8zl an hour maximum. Perhaps a bit more in Warsaw, but then, the cost of living in Warsaw is much higher.
The Polish ambassador, of course, is going to encourage you to spend your money there. But the employment situation sucks for freshly graduated Poles - what makes you think that you'll be able to work here and not them?
The agreement between Poland and New Zealand, will get us a 1 year work and travel visa for all of Poland. so we won't have to worry about that.
You still require a work permit for every job that you take. Therefore - don't expect many employers to consider you, except cash-in-hand. And, knowing how Poles think -a foreigner paid cash in hand can be treated like crap.
Current plan is most of the major cities
Forget about employment in most major cities. I can tell you now that while there are jobs out there, they're not going to go to a pair of fresh faced 22 year olds. About the only thing I can think of would be a job working in a call centre. I actually know some foreign restaurant owners - none of them will hire foreigners. Why bother, when you can get a Polish student for 8zl an hour?
Also we are asking the polish community to help fund us a bit, as my partner wants to bring back heaps of dancing knowledge. getting money from this job isn't the main point, we want to experience working in another country.
I'm sorry to break your partners heart, but "Polish dancing" barely exists here. There's a thread already on here about "polka" - and quite honestly, Polish people are amazed/amused that foreigners seem to think that this goes on here. If you want to get experience in "Polish" dances, move to America.
had a group of friends go to Poland 2 years ago, they all worked in bars.
That's what they told you. The likelihood is that they spent their time doing nothing or working for a pathetically low wage - again, even in my city, Poznan - there's 120,000 students. Why the hell would anyone hire a foreigner? There's just no need.
I know an Aussie who runs a cafe in Krakow. It's not hers, she's just the manager. But she got the job through being very well connected in Krakow - it wasn't like she stepped off the plane and straight into the job.
If you want to come here and explore the (lack of) dancing tradition, great - just don't expect to find much in the way of work to subsidise your stay.