Damian Novitzky

Poznan based, travel writer, perpetual tourist, blogger and occasional copywriter. During breaks from travelling, he writes about education in Poland, the quality of education and whether it is worth planning your future in this part of Europe. Big fan of hammock, e-books and green tea with milk. His motto is: living local, thinking global.

Medical studies in Poland, part I: not only a doctor

Everyone who at least once considered the path of studying medicine or related fields probably wondered about a structure of medical studies and how they look like in reality. How long do they last, what does the choice of speciality look like, what does the practice look like? Since medical studies in Poland are getting …

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Markus Salmela, an international student of global logistics – Study in Poland

“In a way, I didn’t choose Poland, but Poland chose me”. Markus Salmela, the international student from Finland tell us how to study the Global Logistics in Poland at the University of Business and Administration in Gdynia. How did you decide to study abroad? I’ve been thinking about that for some time, but I didn’t …

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When you’re a student and you need some extra cash…

Students are known for not having much money. Only some can count on financial help from the university, the rest have to cope on their own. Support from parents is often too small to be enough to live in a big city, so there is still work to do. But what and where? To dispel …

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10 most popular fields of study in Poland

Poland’s university landscape is a bit different than in other countries. As a developing country, Poles doesn’t have their own Ivy League, but they are working on one. In the foreground, there is an increasing interest of candidates in the directions which HR experts call “prospective”. It basically means fields that ensure the acquisition of …

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How to avoid culture shock in Poland (and enjoy it)

Every country has customs that confuse and sometimes even shock foreigners. Polish people have their celebrations, special occasions or just everyday customs, that surprises everyone, except them. To prepare you against cultural shock, I made a shortlist of very Polish habits and traditions. Instead of surprise and confusion, you will be able to enjoy yourself …

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Polish alcohol (and why it’s much more than vodka)

“Polish vodka” is a well-known sentence all around the world. Heck, even Bruce Willis himself advertised Polish vodka “Sobieski” some time ago. Although vodka is Poland’s one of the most popular export commodity, Polish alcohols are much more. Especially nowadays, when the local brewing, winemaking, liqueur and cider production industries it thriving. If you are …

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Few reasons why Erasmus+ in Poland is a good idea

If you’re not from Europe, you need to know one thing – Erasmus+ Programme is a big deal over here for many reasons. In this article I’m going to point out absolute must know Erasmus+ is a good idea. Especially in Poland. Let’s get going! Quick recap: what Erasmus actually is? Erasmus+ is an international …

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10 best clubs for students in Poland

Each university city has a unique personality and character. Which express the best in places where students hang out and party. There are literally thousands of clubs and spots in Poland, so that’s why I made the list of ten the best of them. Everyone can quickly end up in the biggest or most common …

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10 most essential Polish movies

History of Polish cinema is a perfect reflection of Polish culture in the last 80 years. Although Poland’s movies date back to 1908, Second World War practically destroyed its industry. The year 1945 became a “year zero” and started postwar resurrection of Polish film. Since then, such iconic filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Kawalerowicz …

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