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Studying in Poland in English

basiaa Threads: 3
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  ♀   Aug 5, 2007, 03:51pm  #1

Ever since my last visit to Poland, all I want is to not live in America. I wanted to get some opinions about attending college in Poland or just Europe in general. I would have to study at a college that have classes in English. I guess what my question is, are there any colleges like this Poland? And is an expensive idea? Any reason why I shouldn't?


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  ♂   Aug 5, 2007, 04:40pm  #2

It would depend on what you want to study. I have heard that there is a very good undergraduate course in International Affairs held in Wroclaw that is conducted in English. I would think that contacting an educational department within the Polish Embassy in the country where you are domicile would be able to help you most.

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  ♂   Edited by: slwkk  Aug 5, 2007, 04:52pm  #3

Quoting: basiaa
I would have to study at a college that have classes in English. I guess what my question is, are there any colleges like this Poland?


Yes, in every major city in Poland there are universities which run classes in English. I have no idea about prices... but for sure they're at least a bit higher when comparing to usual ones.

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  ♀   Aug 5, 2007, 11:28pm  #4

Are these colleges any less creditable when I come back to the states?

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  ♂   Aug 6, 2007, 04:36am  #5

If you are going to study in English, would it not be better to stay at home and save money? All that Polish education is not always as good as you think it is!

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  ♂   Aug 6, 2007, 04:38am  #6

How much does a flight cost from the United States of America to go to Poland? Would it really be worth it anyway?

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  ♂   Aug 6, 2007, 08:05am  #7

Quoting: Michal
How much does a flight cost from the United States of America to go to Poland? Would it really be worth it anyway

Depends on the season. I've paid $675 in the winter and around $1,200 during the summer. It also depends on the gas prices at the time. The taxes kill you.

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  ♀   Aug 6, 2007, 07:50pm  #8

Why wouldn't a Polish education be any good?

Michal Threads: -
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  ♂   Aug 7, 2007, 09:28am  #9

Quoting: basiaa
Why wouldn't a Polish education be any good?

As in England, it all depends on a mixture of family background, the school itself and the individual-Poland is no exception to that. Some is obviously good, some of it can be terrible, I remember my education in Moscow and some of it was ghastly!

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  ♂   Sep 22, 2007, 09:11pm  #10

Quoting: Michal
How much does a flight cost from the United States of America to go to Poland? Would it really be worth it anyway?


I spent $1200 for a round trip at the end of August. Best money I ever spent.

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  ♀   Sep 23, 2007, 01:42am  #11

Quoting: Michal
I remember my education in Moscow and some of it was ghastly!


that explains a lot then

Guest     Jul 12, 2008, 02:41pm  #12

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studying abroad in poland

I am just starting college in the US and I am thinking about studying abroad in Poland. I do speak Polish and at the moment I am learning to read and write. Would it be a drawback since I cannot read or write well. Are there classes given in english (not learning english as a language). I wouldn't go to Poland probably until fall 2009.

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  ♂   Jul 12, 2008, 06:02pm  #13

Guest:
Would it be a drawback since I cannot read or write well. Are there classes given in english


There are classes in English but your choices for school would be limited.
Yes, it would be a drawback since students are required to read and write......if you are good enough to put your thoughts on paper they wouldn't mind spelling or grammar mistakes ( I think )
Consider 1 year preparatory course for students from abroad, there are many.

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  ♂   Jul 12, 2008, 06:21pm  #14

Daisy:
that explains a lot then


Thats just what i was going to say......

Guest     Jul 12, 2008, 06:49pm  #15

I was wondering what are the dates of semsters in Poland Universities. In the US, 1st semester starts in the end of August and exams are about 1 week before Christmas. Then the 2nd semester starts about the middle of January and ends around the 2nd week of May.

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  ♂   Jul 13, 2008, 03:39am  #16

Not sure about now but when I was a student 1st semester started first week of October, exams were after Christmas, then two weeks break followed with exams in May/June. Sometimes we had 4 months summer break if you were quick with exams, ...eventual exams retake was in September

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  ♀   Jul 13, 2008, 10:59am  #17

You could always do English Studies in Poland, they are conducted in English anyway, so problem solved :-)

czesc!     Jun 1, 2010, 05:21pm  #18

is it cheaper to study in Poland since colleges in the USA are about 20,000 US dollars? how expensive are colleges in poland?

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  ♂   Jun 1, 2010, 05:23pm  #19

czesc!:
is it cheaper to study in Poland since colleges in the USA are about 20,000 US dollars? how expensive are colleges in poland?

I'm guessing you don't come from the US.

czesc!     Jun 3, 2010, 10:58pm  #20

Actually I do...that is why I am asking...my college is costing a little more than 20,000 dollars! so do colleges in Poland cost less?...I am considering going after my first year in college here.

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  ♂  :-( Jun 3, 2010, 11:00pm  #21

czesc!:
so do colleges in Poland cost less?


Sure, you can easily study full time for half that price, or even much less.

But the quality of the education is very poor in many cases.

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  ♂   Jun 3, 2010, 11:10pm  #22

czesc!:
Actually I do...that is why I am asking...my college is costing a little more than 20,000 dollars! so do colleges in Poland cost less?...I am considering going after my first year in college here.

Just go to a state university, problem solved. UT is under $10k/yr.

Wroclaw University of Technology has some English language programs, $4k/yr.

Medical program runs 6 years, averages out to about $10k/yr in tuition.

czesc!     Jun 7, 2010, 03:42am  #23

Do colleges in Poland have a worse education then the ones in the USA? CONVEX: do you live in Poland?

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  ♂   Edited by: Chicago Pollock  Jun 7, 2010, 06:42am  #24

Ever since my last visit to Poland, all I want is to not live in America. I wanted to get some opinions about attending college in Poland or just Europe in general. I would have to study at a college that have classes in English. I guess what my question is, are there any colleges like this Poland? And is an expensive idea? Any reason why I shouldn't?

If you're going to study at a European University you learn the language of the host country. You won't get to know the country without a working knowledge of the language. You'll be forever on the outside looking in. If you're still stuck on English, than study in England. Don't be ignorant.

czesc!     Jun 24, 2010, 04:20am  #25

Do you think it is good to do a study abroad program in Poland, or is it not worth it?

Lyzko     Jun 25, 2010, 04:35pm  #26

If I were a young grad student again, I'd do it in a heartbeat!!

The advice offered thus far is sound; learn the language of the host country as thoroughly as you can, no excuses!! Be it Poland, Germany, France, whereever. You will not only be closer to being treated with respect and not feel like an outsider, you'll gain the confidence to understand the locals without having to rely on their often broken English. Besides, even when they speak English, they almost never say what they're really thinking in a way that makes cultural sense to a non-native-:))

Lyzko     Jun 25, 2010, 04:38pm  #27

Almost forgot. When I was studying Polish in my early thirties, I had the chance to take Polish classes at Jagiełłoń University in Kraków for a summer, sponsored by the Kościuszko Foundation, i.e. a freebee language vacation!!

Like an idiot, I turned it down. Actually, had I not been in the process of getting married at the time, I'd definitely have gone over to Poland!

Shoulda, woulda, coulda, huh?
LOL

czesc!     Jun 26, 2010, 08:13am  #28

Do you think i would get a good education studying in Poland? or is the USA education system better?

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  ♂   Jun 26, 2010, 08:18am  #29

czesc!:
Do you think i would get a good education studying in Poland? or is the USA education system better?

good? yes but not the same worth if you plan on working back in the US..

zetigrek     Jun 26, 2010, 08:42am  #30

czesc!:
Do colleges in Poland have a worse education then the ones in the USA? CONVEX: do you live in Poland?


Medical Unis are quite ok, rest is awful.



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