Expat Guide to Living in Poland
Whether you're already living in Poland or preparing to move to Poland, our Expat Guide to Living in Poland offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Poland. For answers to specific questions, visit our Poland Forum to talk with expats in Poland.
Find out about where expats live, how important it is to learn Polish, and even where some of the best places are to enjoy a beer in Poland. Information on Warsaw, Krakow, Tricity and other areas are also covered in this introduction to expat life in Poland.
With jitters abounding in global property markets Tim Hill, author of Buying Property in Poland, looks at how the reaction of lenders to America's
sub-prime crises may actually cause a boom in Polish real estate.
The Gdynia area is made up of a group of small cities connected by a train line. It's a coastal area that only recently has begun to open up to the outside world.
An expat, who has lived in Bydgoszcz, Poland for 10 years, has really enjoyed watching the area develop. He finds the language and driving conditions a challenge.
We've now been here about 10 months and I feel almost settled. There are still times where I feel frustrated when I can't find a particular product and can't explain what I'm looking for, have trouble making a doctor's appointment, can't read the mail I've received, etc.
More Culture Shock Reports for Poland
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Poland handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Poland:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Poland Reports
What are people's priorities in Poland - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Poland:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Poland Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Poland? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Poland? Below are some of the responses from expats in Poland:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Poland
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Poland. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Poland:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Poland. If you are already living in Poland, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Poland by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Poland Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Poland? Below are some of the reports from expats in Poland:
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Poland? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Poland? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
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