Moving into new city and new country is an overwhelming experience. You suddenly find yourself in a different environment and there are so many places and things totally new – just waiting to be discovered. Fast-paced cosmopolitan city like Warsaw is a great place to study and enjoy social life. Find out what some of our foreign students say about they stay in Warsaw and education in Collegium Civitas.
Evelyn Stacey from USA participated in CC internship program
„Living in Warsaw has definite pros, such as most places are within walking distance, the trams, buses, and underground are easy to access and figure out. The city is one may not like at first but grow fond of later. It is full of history and traditions. The people are harder to get to know than I expected but Warsaw is an fun and easy city to live in. Students must visit Chopin’s concerts in Lazienski Park would be my first recommendation. Old Town always have events and people around which makes it a fun place to frequently visit.”
Erasmus student Bárbara Álvarez Solanilla from Spain
“My favourite street in Warsaw is Nowy Świat cause is a mixed between old town and new cosmopolitan city and there are so many interesting shops, restaurants, and stuff like that. But I also like the old town, the royal palace and the square, and for sure the small shops where you can buy huge gofreswith fruit and chocolat!”
CC student Jargal Batchuluun from Mongolia
“Living in Warsaw is the best place i have ever imagined. Its like the more I know about the place, i fell in love with the place more. The people are so helpfull and polite.There are so many great places such as interesting musuems, old town, shopping malls, parks, sportclubs, variety of delicious restaurants-if you are student you get discount”.
CC student Cassandra Garcia from USA
„The semester I spent as a graduate student at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw was truly one of the best experiences of my collegiate career. I was able to study at ease in my native language, and yet still be immersed in the extremely unique and inviting Polish culture that surrounded me outside the lecture hall. The Polish students in our classes were quick to welcome us and help us in any way they could. Also the staff and faculty of the small college provided a great resource for navigating the streets of Warsaw and the curriculum. Every faculty member I came into contact with was warm and amiable and genuinely wanted me to succeed. When studying at Collegium Civitas I was also given the opportunity to take an intern position at a local NGO. The Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland gave me a place to put my skills to practical use. I was given a broad range of tasks to do, from research and editing to translation and helping with presentations. I also made contacts in the professional world that I never would have made had I not been given the internship. All in all, my time in Warsaw studying at Collegium Civitas has proved to be one of the most developmental periods of my life educationally, professionally, and nearly in every aspect of my life and I am very grateful to have had this wonderful experience”.