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Dear Trainee, Wellcome in Poland!
Are you ready for an adventure?
Rzeszw is waiting for you!
You have been matched to our beautiful country which is situated in the heart of Europe.
We will show you traditional hospitality of our nation and help you to discover the most interesting
places in Poland. This booklet gives you some information about Polish life, read this carefully
and you will be prepared for your travel
Remember that you can always count on members of your host committee of AIESEC Rzeszw.
We hope that you will avoid all misunderstandings.
We are waiting impatiently for you!
You will never forget this trip!
Table of content
AIESEC in Poland
Short lesson about the Poland
Polish culture and tradition
Rzeszw, Warsaw, Cracow
AIESEC IN POLAND AIESEC helps young people to develop and work in an international
environment. Poland is one of the leading countries in the AIESEC
network, is part of AIESEC global association since 1973.
For years AIESEC in Poland
has been provider of both
incoming and outgoing exchanges,
now we have eigthteen local
in seventeen cities and people like
can travel around the world,
meet new friends and have great
ABOUT AIESEC RZESZW Your host committee is Local Committee in Rzeszw which was created in 2009.
So far, we have hosted about 200 international trainees who participated in projects
organized by AIESEC Rzeszw, e.g. AIESEC University, Enter Your Future, The Heart of Art, International Kindergarten, The Childrens Place, Explore Yourself.
What's more, AIESEC Rzeszw enables Polish students and alumni participate in voluntary or practices
in many countries such as China, India, Brazil, Vietnam, Russia and Serbia.
Encouring the development of our members we cooperate with colleges: University of
Information Technology and Management in Rzeszw, Rzeszw University, Rzeszw University of Technology and the State Higher Vocational School in Sanok.
Read more about us:
Short lesson about Poland Country's full name: The Republic of Poland
Teritority: total area of the country - 312,685 km2 (120,727 sqm)
Population: about 38,6 mln
colors: top - white
bottom - red
National emblem: white eagle in a crowd against a red background
Capital city: Warsaw
National anthem: "Mazurek Dbrowskiego"
Currency: 1 zoty (translation: gold) = 100 groszy
Time: GMT/UTC plus one hour (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last
Sunday in October)
The President: Bronisaw Komorowski
Polish culture and tradition
religion the most
THE MOST POPULAR
POLISH TRADITIONAL DISHES
pierogi (dumplings) - a case of dough filled with a savory filling (as of meat, cottage cheese, or vegetables) and cooked by boiling and sometimes then
ros - clear chicken soup, usually served with noodles or potatoes,
gobki - cabbage leaves stuffed with spiced minced meat and rice or with mushrooms and rice served with sour cream or tomato sauce,
pierogi ros gobki
placki ziemniaczane - potato pancakes usually served with sour cream,
oscypek - hard, salty cheese from nonpasteurized sheep milk which is smoked over a fire,
sernik (cheesecake) - one of the most popular desserts in Poland. It is a cake made
primarily of twarg, a type of quark fresh cheese
Holidays celebrated in Poland
January 1 - New Year's Day
Springtime - Easter
May 1 - Labour Day/May Day
May 3 - Constitution Day
Summer - Corpus Christi
August 15 - Assumption Day
November 1 - All Saints' Day
November 11 - Independence Day
December 24&25 - Christmas Eve and Christmas
A lot of traditional customs are connected with Catholic religion. Catholicism is the
major religion of Poland. Most Christians in Poland are Roman Catholic: 89.8%
(about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox: 1.3%, Protestant: 0.3%. Other religions:
0.3%, unspecified: 8.3%.
RZESZW Are you looking for beautiful, small academic city?
Rzeszw will be ideal for you!
You probably don't know that Rzeszw is a city where as much as 353 per 1,000 inhabitants are students.
This is the largest number of students in the EU in relation to the
Rzeszw is the capital of the Subcarpathian region, with a population about 179,455, Rzeszw Area abound in belonging to the richest in Poland deposits of natural gas and crude oil.
Rzeszw is rich in number of cultural institutions - cinemas, theaters, art galleries and photography, community centers, museums. An interesting program for the residents of the city prepare
Theatre Wanda Siemaszkowa and Theatre "Mask".
You can spend a pleasant time in the numerous restaurants, pubs, cafes, pizzerias and discos.
The city has museums, galleries, photography and painting as well as cultural. The most interesting are:
Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of the History of the City of Rzeszw and Underground Way. Emphasis is also to create the conditions for leisure and relaxation and expansion of the existing base of sports - leisure
The Old Town in city centre is small
and easily manageable by feet. There
are regular bus services from the
centre to New Town and suburbs.
One-way ticket ('bilet normalny')
costs 2.80 PLN. It is valid only for one
certain route and for one bus on this
route (you cannot change buses on
the same route).
WARSAW The capital of Poland with a Mermaid as the
emblem. This is one of the greenest metropolises
on the continent, with Europes wildest river Wisa flowing through the center of the city. You will find
here several hundred historical places, some of
them very unique not only on the European scale.
Splendid palaces and sanctuaries, sometimes
from the Medieval Ages, among them the Royal
Castle, St. John Cathedral, Barbican, the defence
walls. You will find here symbols of socialist
architecture the Palace of Culture and Science built in 1956.
Visit wonderful azienki Palace and Park, the Wilanw Palace and Park, Krasinski Garden and Palace. its worth to see the monuments and places of remembrance: the Column of Zygmunt III Waza, monuments of Adam Mickiewicz, Prince Jzef Poniatowski.
Warsaw is a city full of astonishing contrasts and it never ceases to amaze with its
of dimensions and themes, which are there to be discovered, absorbed and understood by
the inquisitive. Everyone will find funny, exciting and entertaining ways to spend time in
CRACOW Poland's cultural capital, historic city.
Cracow was the capital of Poland from
the 11th - 17th century. The city has an
impressive central market square (the
second largest in Europe after St. Marks Square in Venice) and the beautiful
Wawel Castle, which sits atop a hill. In
1364, the Cracow Academy was
established and it was the first Polish
university (today - Jagiellonian
University). The city was registered as
one of the 12 sites on the UNESCO
World Heritage List. It is hard to list all the
tourist attractions in Cracow. For sure,
however, each tourism will discover his
own "magical" Cracow. Some will follow
the footsteps of Nicholas Copernicus,
others will be interested in sites linked
with John Paul II, some others will wander
around the alleys of the Jewish Kazimierz
Its a meeting place of many cultures and nations, successfully claims its position as a Central European metropolis, a city of culture, art and science. This town offers fantastic nightlife, with many of bars and
restaurants the cobbled streets of the Kazimierz district in particulary.
Transport from the airport in Rzeszw
By bus: The airport is connected with Rzeszw city centre by public transport (bus from 'MPK' company), special line 'L'. Journey to/from airport takes about 25 min and costs 8 z (under 2) if you pay in z, or 3 if
you pay in (tickets are sold by the driver, price includes the carrying of luggage). Buses terminate at railway station and depart from the same stop. Generally, bus timetable
is synchronized with flights' arrivals and departures and in the case of delayed flight, bus is waiting for
passengers. However, it is strongly advised to check the bus and flight timetable before travel.
Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport - Rzeszw Railway Station timetable: www.infores.pl/mpk/default.php?menu=show&t=r&l=L&KIER=P&NR_=98L&w=&ku=19