Experiences in Wrocław, Poland, at the University of Economics

Jasmin B.

University: 
Study Period: 
Fall 2015/2016
Academic Level:  Master
   

The University

Water Games at the Multimedia Fountain

The University of Economics in Wrocław has a great amount of English courses available. Since this is an economic university, naturally, the courses are in that direction as well. Keep that in mind before your semester abroad so that you end up with courses you eventually need. Before the semester, you will have orientation days. I highly recommend participating in those. Not only does it make it easier for you to get to know new people, but you are provided important information there. This concerns the university itself, your timetable, how to handle necessary documents (such as the Learning Agreement), information on the city itself and sightseeing suggestions, among other useful hints. Unfortunately, the first two weeks at university were fairly chaotic. Personally, I was lucky and could keep all courses I intended to take, but most people had problems with their timetable.

It turned out that the schedules of some classes overlap or that other classes do not take place due to various reasons. Since some classes require your presence as a precondition for the exams, overlapping classes pose a problem. In order to prevent this situation, I suggest picking out more classes than you need in advance. When present in Wrocław, you can check the timetable and cross out courses that overlap. This will save you hectic communication with your own university and you can make changes to the Learning Agreement on time. What I highly recommend is enlisting for the Polish course, even if you are not interested in learning the language. By doing so you will be part of the Polish teacher’s mailing lists.

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Wrocław - Everyone falls in love with this city

Daniel B. '14

University: 
Study Period: 
Fall 2014/2015
Academic Level:  Master
   

Wroclaw 1There was no special reason why I wanted to go to Wrocław. I’ve never been travelling in Poland and also I didn’t inform myself about the city. I think one reason which was very important for me was to see the uprising Eastern Europe. Anyway, it doesn’t matter so much because going to Wroclaw was definitely a great decision.

 

Welcoming

Because I didn’t get a place in the dormitory, I rented a room in a private owned house which was rented to Erasmus-Students.

This was really nice because I directly had contact with other Erasmus students. On the first day of the orientation   days we went to the  official welcoming of the university. There, the employees of the International Offices  introduced   themselves and explained us the organizational stuff. They also gave us a welcoming present and a guide with  useful information. Additionally, they gave us the hint to sign up for the Polish language course, even if we wouldn’t  like to participate because the polish teacher will organize a few trips for us for free.

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University of Economics, Wrocław

Rafael Z. '13

 
University: 
Study Period: 
Spring 2013
Academic Level:  Master
   

WroclawIn the year 2013 from the end of February until the middle of June I have been studying at the University of Economics in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw has three big universities: The general University, the Polytechnic University and the University of Economics. Because of that the population of students can increase up to 30% in total, what gives the city a very young spirit.  Wroclaw is famous for its old city centre and its market, which is enlightened in night with a lot of pubs and clubs. Besides the river Oder divides Wroclaw in many parts what causes a very romantic atmosphere due to many bridges.

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